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Big snowstorms increase Idaho snowpack to ideal levels for summer river trips

I went backcountry skiing near Idaho City last Saturday, and it was grand. Our biggest concern? Avalanche danger because more than 5 feet of new snow had fallen in the Idaho mountains since mid-January. It just came in with a bang!   “What a difference a week makes,” said Ron Abramovich, Idaho snow survey supervisor […]

Winter Grit

We thought this post from Idaho Public Television’s “Behind the Scenes” diary offered great insight into what it takes to make an outdoor-focused TV show happen, while at the same time giving readers a taste of Idaho’s back country adventures.  Enjoy! All of the stories in this show have two things in common: adventure and […]

Stanley and its Sensational Sawtooths

When year-round recreation meets picturesque views, you’ve arrived in Stanley, Idaho.   This is Sawtooth Mountain country, Stanley’s most deserved accolade. As a last chance opportunity to vacation before the next semester of school began, Stanley was our trip of choice for fresh powder, outdoor recreation and evenings of pleasant relaxation. The roads were perfectly clear as we […]

Idaho Skiing and Boarding in Bellevue Square, WA

You just never know where Idaho will show up. Saturday afternoon, January 28th, we were at Bellevue Square in Bellevue, Washington handing out FREE ski packages all throughout Idaho. Working together with Microsoft and Escape Outdoors, guests of the Microsoft Store were given the opportunity to sample Kinect Sports: Season Two—which includes an awesome all-new […]

13 Ways to Celebrate with your Valentine

1)  Sweetheart Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene A romantic dinner on the lake that includes prime rib, chicken piccata, Caesar salad, au gratin potatoes, fresh fruit and a special Valentine’s dessert, served with a complimentary bottle of champagne. Saturday, February 11th | 6:30 – 8:00 pm Tuesday, February 14th | 6:30 – 8:00 […]

Where’s Wallace? In Northern Idaho!

Where’s Waldo? Remember him, the mystery man wearing a camouflage type red and white sweater, matching hat and blue pants? I took a trip to a small, quaint historic town in northern Idaho where many people might ask, where’s Wallace? Wallace, Idaho, home to a mere 784 people and a long-standing history is a timeless […]

Hit Idaho’s Mountains This Winter

Snow is dusting our mountaintops. Scarves, caps and sweaters have become daily necessities. Rosy cheeks, mugs of steaming beverages and white lights can be seen on nearly any street corner. Winter is well on its way, which for many means heading to the mountains for some cold-weather recreation. With over 20,000 skiable acres and 18 […]

Snow-Scape at Pomerelle

By Danielle Gruden, Intern at the Idaho Division of Tourism I like to imagine myself a devout snowboarder, slicing through the snow with ease and precision, leaving the lift with balance and grace. However, I am neither. If anything I am a devout helmet wearer and layering queen (to help with the impact of the […]

Ski Heritage Week: Sun Valley

Contributed by guest blogger Jim Garrison. This coming March 27th – April 3rd the skiing world will turn some of its’ attention to Sun Valley. In concert with the 75th anniversary of Sun Valley Resort; it seems appropriate that the old and new gather and again grace and enjoy the slopes, restaurants, and area. During […]