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Take a Break from the Chill with Indoor Exhibits and Activities

Everyone loves the winter in Idaho. Between epic snowboarding at celebrated resorts, champion college football teams competing in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, winter carnivals in cities from McCall to Lava Hot Springs, to a ski-in culinary adventure at Blue Moon Yurt, there’s a little outdoor escapade for everyone available in an Idaho winter. The […]

Valentine’s Ideas With an Idaho Twist

Valentine’s Day is a little less than a month away – time to start planning that ‘something special’ for your ‘special someone.’ Check out these romantic pursuits with an Idaho twist. From steamy to snowy, they are sure to make any celebration special. Thinking about a romantic soak in a hot tub? Lava Hot Springs […]

Top Spots for Ice Skating in Idaho

I remember the winters as a young girl in northern Indiana. No snow was too much. No cold was too cold. We loved to be outside sledding, building snowmen and constructing snow forts to protect against incoming snowballs. All the neighborhood kids had ice skates. We would seek out and skate on frozen puddles created […]

Idaho Sleigh Rides — A Snowy Good Time!

Dashing through the snow; In a one-horse open sleigh O’er the fields we go; Laughing all the way…. “Jingle Bells” is one of the most commonly sung American Christmas songs in the world since being published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” in the autumn of 1857. Although it is now associated with the […]

Start the New Year with Idaho Winter Festivals

Winter has arrived!  Grab your coat and mittens and make plans to enjoy great family-friendly events and activities. These Idaho winter festivals have everything you need for starting traditions and making memories. Winter Carnival and Fishing Derby, January 17 Must See:  Fishing Derby Held in Soda Springs, the Fishing Derby will be hosted at the […]

Idaho Ski Areas Serve Up Holiday Break Fun

There are just a couple more weeks until schools, colleges and universities take their holiday breaks.  Before your out of town guests start arriving or the stresses start to be a bit much, make plans to play at Idaho’s ski areas.  Here are some on- and off-slope ideas to entertain young and old into the […]

Idaho Winter Giveaways for December

Winter is in full-swing, and what better way to experience the “soul of skiing” than with an Idaho wintery giveaway? Each week, Idaho Tourism and Ski Idaho are giving away a winter wonderland experience through our Vitamin ID Winter Sweepstakes! This is your opportunity to explore Idaho’s famous winter recreation with activities like cat skiing, […]

Celebrate the Wintery Glow with Holiday Lights

Whether you are visiting for the first time, reconnecting with family or friends, or are a long time Idahoan, nothing says ‘holidays’ like twinkling light displays. Gather your loved ones and check out these favorites. Winter Spirit, Lewiston Ignite the holidays with Winter Spirit! The community lights up with interactive displays and dancing trees in […]

Idaho Resorts: A Perfect Holiday Retreat

The holidays are a special time, but sometimes they can be a little bit stressful. Here are some Idaho getaways to help you relax, reconnect with friends and family, and enjoy this time of celebration. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, Idaho’s resorts offer the perfect retreats for relaxation and fun. Cross country and downhill […]

What’s New at Idaho Ski Areas

Idaho is a popular winter destination for skiers and boarders with 18 ski areas offering beautifully groomed runs and glades of feather-light powder for all skiing and boarding abilities. With more than 28,000 leg-burning vertical feet, 20,000 skiable acres and a wide array of Nordic trails, terrain parks, cat ski trails, heli-ski opportunities and tubing […]