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Celebrate National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month in Idaho!

by Laurie McConnell, Idaho Tourism Humans were never meant to hibernate, so gather your friends and family and head outside for winter fun and exercise. New to the slopes and want to give skiing or boarding a try? Need a refresher or want to improve?  Idaho ski areas are ready to help. January is Learn […]

Top Eagle Watching Spots in Idaho

by Cathy Bourner, Idaho Tourism Seeing bald eagles in flight is something to behold. Here in Idaho, a traditional winter nesting ground for eagles, sightings are frequent.  January is celebrated as National Bald Eagle Watching Month and from November through February, eagles are easy to see around the state.  It isn’t the cold temperatures that […]

The Season Sparkles 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 Locomotive […]

Idaho Winter Festivals are Everything but Ordinary

Woohoo!  Winter has arrived!  Grab your coat and mittens and make plans to enjoy these great family-friendly festivals and activities. Idaho has everything you need for starting traditions and making memories. Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show, thru January 1 Must see:  The Journey to the North Pole Cruise Coeur d’Alene glows with a stunning […]

With the Vitamin ID Winter Sweepstakes You Could Score More than Great Snow!

Idaho is a popular winter destination for skiers and boarders who enjoy some of the world’s best runs without the crowds. With 18 ski areas offering more than 20,000 skiable acres and an extraordinary array of nordic trails and loops, Idaho is a gem for enthusiasts seeking crystal clear skies, fresh powder and short lift lines. […]

Trailing of the Sheep Festival – An Internationally Renowned Idaho Event

by guest blogger, Brett Wharton Thursday through Sunday, October 10-13, in Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho, the 17th annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival treats visitors to a nostalgic celebration of Idaho’s sheep ranchers. This September, USA Today featured the event on its national list, “10 Great Places for Fall Festivals.” MSN Travel went further, ranking […]

Make Memories at Idaho’s Drive-Ins

Do you enjoy the movies, but prefer not to spend your summer hours indoors?  Visit one of these theaters and enjoy a fun movie with the family or your sweetheart in the great outdoors from the comfort of your own car.  Idaho has 10 drive-in theaters still in operation, with most located in smaller towns […]

My ID Summer Sweepstakes Winding Down….

Idaho’s My-ID summer sweepstakes runs through August, with the last prize to be awarded September 6th.  The remaining prizes are listed below so pick your favorites and  enter each week!  New giveaways are announced every Friday. Enter to win on www.visitidaho.org/My-ID using an email address. Facebook users have a second chance entry option.  Sample prizes include overnight stays, […]

RUSTLE UP SOME FUN!

Grab your cowboy hat and boots, and head to Idaho for some exciting rodeo action and the best fairs this side of the Mississippi.  Crowd favorites, like wild cow milking and mutton bustin’, offer an entertaining twist on traditional rodeo events, and culinary treats like elephant ears and candied apples are a staple. Whether you […]

It’s ‘Great Outdoors’ in Idaho State Parks!

June is Great Outdoors Month, highlighting the benefits of the active, fun outdoors and our magnificent shared resources of forests, parks, refuges and other public lands and waters.  Idaho State Parks bring everything together, offering easy, affordable access to recreation and lodging so families can get out and explore the great outdoors. Here are just of […]