LOST HORSE CANYON
Lost Horse Canyon has many options for Backcountry Skiing from gentle Powder Glades to hair raising 3000 foot descents. The approach is long to the divide country and the snowmachined road can wreak havoc on your body and psyche. Parking is available at the first bridge crossing upstream from Lost Horse Lodge at the south fork of Lost Horse Trailhead and in spring limited parking at the North Fork Lost Horse Canyon. From any of these it is 10-15 miles to ski terrain found along the Idaho divide. At ten miles the Ohio Slide path descends from peak to creek in a fantastically exposed ski line. Likewise at 12 miles the multiple avalanche paths of Poverty Slide offer some of the most intense and dangerous ski terrain in the canyon. Access to any of them is straight up and difficult. Further up the Canyon there are some good glades to ski in the Bailey Lake area and around the passes at the stateline. This area abounds in terrain and beckons to the advanced backcountry skier with awesome exploration possibilities.