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Need to Get Rid of the Winter Blahs? Learn a Snow Sport!

Skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing…there are lots of ways to enjoy winter!   “Humans Were Never Meant to Hibernate” is the theme for this national effort to get children and adults outside this winter for fun and exercise on snow. Ski Idaho, with its 14 ski areas and ski destinations across the nation are gearing up […]

Traveling Idaho’s Roads This Winter? Know Before You Go!

When you are traveling in Idaho this winter, looking for the perfect powder or a favorite snow tube hill, you might want to take a look at Idaho’s 5-1-1 Program before you hit the road.  5-1-1 is a public service offered by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and the Idaho Department of Commerce Division of […]

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 […]

‘Twas the month of December and Throughout the Gem State

Download and share the free audio version   ‘Twas the month of December and throughout the Gem State The elves were so busy as not be late. For Santa was coming with a sleigh full of fun To make Christmas in Idaho Job number one! With snowmobiling and skiing and fun things to see Would […]

Holiday Lights Add Sparkle to the Season

One of the best things about the sun setting so early this time of year is that it leaves more time to enjoy the gorgeous holiday light displays all over the great state of Idaho. If you’re planning on being out and about this season here are some sparkling events to take in. Coeur d’Alene […]