Here’s a ski area few people have heard of. Bald Mountain is a high-point in the remote Clearwater Mountains of northern Idaho. It’s run by a ski club and offers affordable fun on land leased from Potlach, a lumber company. Established in 1959, the area has a t-bar with about 600 vertical feet, and a beginner rope tow. There are more than a dozen runs, some of which are wide open and others of which are narrow old-style turners. This gem is open weekends only. A rustic lodge and the parking lot are located mid-mountain. Since this is a low-key area, make sure you call ahead before planning a trip -- (208) 435-4782. Better yet, they update their Facebook page weekly.