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14 Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day in Idaho

If you’re looking for some ideas for Valentine’s Day, Idaho’s got you covered with some traditional, tasty and entertaining suggestions. 1)  Sweetheart Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene Enjoy a romantic dinner on the lake that includes New York roast, shrimp stuffed lemon chicken, Caesar salad, sugar glazed rainbow carrots, smoked almond green beans, […]

February is the Last Month for Idaho Winter Giveaways

It’s been a delightful winter season in Idaho, and we are keeping the spirit of snow alive in our last month of giveaways! All winter long we, in collaboration with Ski Idaho, have been giving away prize packages as part of the Vitamin ID Winter Sweepstakes to get you off the couch and into the […]

Snowmobiling Idaho Après Ski

Special thanks to Heather Burke, ski guru at and photographer Greg Burke of and for allowing us to post this story. Snowmobiling in Idaho was not on my bucket list, but it should have been. Being a skier, I know I should have been cross-country skiing peacefully through the glorious pines of […]

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 coming up fast – 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 has you covered with […]

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, […]