Idaho, United States
The Little Ski Hill is a modest ski area in west central Idaho, two miles west of McCall on Highway 55, immediately west of the county line in Adams County. It was formerly the "Payette Lakes Ski Area."
Built in 1937 as a winter diversion for local forest workers, the Little Ski Hill has served the region's youth and skiing community for over 70 years. The small but action-packed facility has an alpine hill served by a T-bar surface lift, providing 405 vertical feet (123 m) of terrain on the only lighted ski area in the vicinity. It has a summit elevation of 5600 feet (1706 m) above sea level; the slopes face north and west.
The ski area also has 18.6 miles (30 km) of groomed cross-country ski trails and a biathlon range.
Ski legend and 50-year McCall resident Corey Engen taught at the hill for years before developing the nearby Brundage Mountain in 1961.
The area formerly had a Nordic ski jump on its lower north slope near the bend in the highway 55. The aging jump was removed in the 1990s.