Idaho, United States
Pebble Creek is an alpine ski area in southeastern Idaho, in the Portneuf Range in the Caribou National Forest. It is east of Pocatello in eastern Bannock County, four miles (6.4 km) east of Inkom.
Pebble Creek's runs are on the northwestern slope of Bonneville Peak (a.k.a Mount Bonneville), whose summit is 9271 feet (2825 m) above sea level, the highest elevation in the Portneuf Range. The lift-served summit is 8560 feet (2609 m), with a vertical drop of 2200 feet (670 m). Accessing the summit of Bonneville Peak by foot is allowed, gaining 711 vertical feet (216 m), giving a total vertical drop of 2911 feet (887 m).
The ski area opened in 1949 as Skyline, with two rope tows and a warming hut. A Poma lift was installed in 1958, and another in 1960. The first chairlift (double) was installed in 1966 which opened steeper terrain, and the current day lodge was built in 1968. The area was sold in 1978 and again a year later to the Pebble Creek Land Company, which changed the area's name to Pebble Creek in 1979. The CTEC triple chairlift was added in 1980, with additional terrain, and the area was sold again in 1981 to Pebble Creek Ski Area Ltd., a group of local investors. In 2001, the old Minor-Denver double chair was replaced with a triple which extended the lift-served summit an additional 200 vertical feet (61 m).
Currently, Pebble Creek has three chairlifts (three triples) serving 1100 acres (4.45 km²) of skiable terrain, rated at 12% beginner, 35% intermediate, and 53% advanced. The average annual snowfall is 250 inches (635 cm). Snowmaking was added in the lower areas of the mountain in the 1990s.
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