Kelly Canyon Ski Resort in Ririe, Idaho is adding multiple lifts for this upcoming season. According to East Idaho News, a Skytrac fixed-grip triple chairlift will replace the Lift 1 double chairlift, and a new magic carpet will replace the rope tow that is located near the base lodge. Instead of junking the rope tow, they will be moving it to mid-mountain so that it can service the terrain park. Along with these upgrades, Kelly Canyon is working on a new master plan with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest Service as well as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to introduce new summer activities.
Kelly Canyon was founded in 1957 and has 51 trails, night skiing, and a nordic center that goes around the downhill slopes. In the summertime, Kelly Canyon is home to mountain biking. With these new lift additions, Kelly Canyon will have six lifts: one triple, three doubles, one magic carpet, and a rope tow. Locals have desperate for changes for years, so this could be the start of some meaningful improvements to the mountain.