When someone mentions a great ski resort, destinations that pop into the mind of any skier or rider include Vail, Jackson Hole, Park City, and Squaw Valley. Idaho is the last place any sane person would look to vacation, let alone go for a ski trip. It's rather unfortunate for them that they don't live in a suburb of Boise as I do. I live within a few hours of several world-class (yet not over-commercialized and over-populated) resorts. Here's some background on Idaho's skiing and my experience!