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Exploring Idaho’s Backcountry Ski Options

by Andrew Mentzer, Idaho Tourism It’s time to start thinking about where to play this winter. Idaho is home to some of the coolest and most lively mountain towns in the USA.  If you’re looking for a little adventure as the snow starts to fly, but are weary of tackling the back country on your […]

Top Eagle Watching Spots in Idaho

by Cathy Bourner, Idaho Tourism Seeing bald eagles in flight is something to behold. Here in Idaho, a traditional winter nesting ground for eagles, sightings are frequent.  January is celebrated as National Bald Eagle Watching Month and from November through February, eagles are easy to see around the state.  It isn’t the cold temperatures that […]

Check Out the Vitamin ID Winter Sweeps!

Idaho Tourism and Ski Idaho have teamed-up to give you the chance to experience the “soul of skiing” through great Idaho giveaways! The Vitamin ID Winter Sweepstakes offers an abundance of prizes, ranging from getaways to Idaho’s most popular ski areas (including Sun Valley, Brundage Mountain, and Schweitzer Mountain), to lift tickets and outdoor gear. […]

Snowmobile Trails Open for Adventure

By Andrew Mentzer After what feels like ages, it’s finally time to fire up that snow machine for the winter season. Mother Nature has been cooperative thus far, with encouraging early season precipitation across many parts of Idaho. In the southwestern region of the state, hundreds of miles of trails in Valley County are already […]

Idaho Winter Festivals are Everything but Ordinary

Woohoo!  Winter has arrived!  Grab your coat and mittens and make plans to enjoy these great family-friendly festivals and activities. Idaho has everything you need for starting traditions and making memories. Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show, thru January 1 Must see:  The Journey to the North Pole Cruise Coeur d’Alene glows with a stunning […]

Autumn Ales—Boise’s Brewers Offer a Fine Arrangement of Beers and Food for the Fall Season

Posted by Andrew Mentzer. Woe is me. It’s shoulder season. I can’t ski yet and it’s far too cold to jump in the river. It only makes sense that this happens to be the finest time of year for seasonal beers and comfort grub at many Idaho brewpubs. While fall temps may have dropped, it’s […]

Enter to Win Idaho Winter Giveaways

The Idaho mountains have already seen some snow with more in the forecast.  Start thinking about how you would like to enjoy your winter and check out www.idahowinter.org to enter the Vitamin ID Winter Sweepstakes.  Prizes include getaways to some of Idaho’s popular destination ski areas including Sun Valley, Brundage Mountain and Schweitzer Mountain along with lift […]

Extend Fall Outdoor Activities in Idaho’s Low-Elevation Destinations

Posted by Andrew Mentzer Many recreationists retire their outdoor gear to storage at the first sign of cooler temperatures, despite the fact that the Gem State plays host to one of the most amenable fall seasons in the Northwest. This unfortunate reality is easily curbed—even for fair-weather sportsmen/women—with a visit to one of a myriad […]

Fall colors are popping throughout the mountains of Idaho; take a drive on our lovely scenic byways.

Reposted with permission from Steve Stuebner, Stueby’s Outdoor Journal The fall colors are just beginning to happen in the Treasure Valley. But in the mountains, the aspen trees are turning yellow and orange, the tamarack needles are turning yellow, the shrubs are turning orange and red, and this weekend would be a perfect time to […]

With the Vitamin ID Winter Sweepstakes You Could Score More than Great Snow!

Idaho is a popular winter destination for skiers and boarders who enjoy some of the world’s best runs without the crowds. With 18 ski areas offering more than 20,000 skiable acres and an extraordinary array of nordic trails and loops, Idaho is a gem for enthusiasts seeking crystal clear skies, fresh powder and short lift lines. […]