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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 […]

Idaho Winter Giveaways Are Back! Enter to Win!

Idaho’s snow-capped scenic landscapes and bustling outdoor activity create a winter wonderland. With 18 ski areas offering more than 20,000 skiable acres, and an extraordinary array of Nordic trails and loops, skiers and boarders from around the world travel to Idaho for a winter experience like no other. Crystal clear skies, fresh powder, and short […]

Spring Break Fun in Idaho

Spring is near, and with spring, comes spring break.  As you’re out and about enjoying time with friends and family, consider these activities.       North Central Idaho  Fishing is always good in north central Idaho with Steelhead and Chinook leading the way. Spring Chinook numbers should be double last year’s runs to the […]

Idaho Bucket List Continues to Grow

by Cathy Bourner, Idaho Tourism, with ideas courtesy of Pete Zimowsky, outdoor writer for the Idaho Statesman   The Idaho Bucket List put together recently by Boise State Public Radio created quite a stir among listeners.  Additional suggestions and comments necessitated an addendum to the already substantial list, but really, it will never be complete.  […]

Snow is falling throughout the state. Which resort will you be skiing at this holiday weekend?

Snow accumulations are climbing around the state. Get your Olympic game face on and ski Idaho this weekend!   Kelly Canyon: 97 inches Grand Targhee: 96 inches Lost Trail: 96 inches Lookout Pass: 94 inches Schweitzer: 74 inches Pomerelle: 74 inches Tamarack: 74 inches Silver Mountain: 63 inches Brundage: 66 inches Bogus Basin 47 inches (base area, not summit) Cottonwood Butte: 38 […]

Wow, Fat Bikes Rock!

by Steve Stuebner, Stueby’s Outdoor Journal blog You’ve probably noticed that Fat Bikes are becoming all the rage as a unique and robust human-powered vehicle for winter and summer recreation. I decided to rent an XL Salsa Mukluk 3 from Meridian Cycle last weekend, and I met up with a bunch of guys from McCall […]

Hot Springs, A Relaxing Feature of Idaho’s Landscape

by Diane Norton, Idaho Tourism Mineral hot springs have always been popular and many people believe the relaxing water has magical healing powers. Native Americans have a long relationship with hot springs and revere hot springs as sacred healing places. The hot spring areas were also known as neutral ground where warriors could travel to […]

Last Month for Idaho Winter Giveaways

by Laurie McConnell, Idaho Tourism Our Idaho Winter Giveaways are are winding down – this is the last month – but there are still some great prizes offered in February.   Prizes include getaways with lift tickets to some of Idaho’s most popular ski areas and outdoor gear.  New offers are posted every Friday and you […]