INKOM — Pebble Creek Ski Area in Inkom will open its beginner-level Aspen area to skiers and snowboarders on Dec. 26.
However, resort officials have not set a date for when the upper mountain will be open, saying more snowfall is needed.
Starting Dec. 26, the Aspen area and its ski lift will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There have been extensive improvements to the beginner-level Aspen area since last winter. Everything in the Aspen area has been widened so skiers and snowboarders have more elbow room. More lights for nighttime skiing have been added and another run has been built.
Plus, first-time group lessons and private lessons will be held every day between Dec. 26 and 31. For more information on ski lessons, visit pebblecreekskiarea.com or call 208-775-4452.
Initially, the Inkom ski resort hoped to open for the season on Dec. 16, but the lack of snow postponed opening day.
Pebble Creek isn’t the only regional ski area that has fell victim to unfavorable weather patterns in recent weeks.
Pomerelle Mountain Resort in south-central Idaho, which opens on Thanksgiving weekend in most years, is still waiting for more snow to fall before skiers and snowboarders can take to the mountain. However, Pomerelle’s beginner-level Magic Carpet area was open for lessons last weekend.
Sun Valley and Grand Targhee are already open, while Kelly Canyon Ski Area in Ririe opened its doors on Wednesday.