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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 […]

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 […]

Enter to Win Idaho Winter Giveaways

The Idaho mountains have already seen some snow with more in the forecast.  Start thinking about how you would like to enjoy your winter and check out www.idahowinter.org to enter the Vitamin ID Winter Sweepstakes.  Prizes include getaways to some of Idaho’s popular destination ski areas including Sun Valley, Brundage Mountain and Schweitzer Mountain along with lift […]

Extend Fall Outdoor Activities in Idaho’s Low-Elevation Destinations

Posted by Andrew Mentzer Many recreationists retire their outdoor gear to storage at the first sign of cooler temperatures, despite the fact that the Gem State plays host to one of the most amenable fall seasons in the Northwest. This unfortunate reality is easily curbed—even for fair-weather sportsmen/women—with a visit to one of a myriad […]

Fall colors are popping throughout the mountains of Idaho; take a drive on our lovely scenic byways.

Reposted with permission from Steve Stuebner, Stueby’s Outdoor Journal The fall colors are just beginning to happen in the Treasure Valley. But in the mountains, the aspen trees are turning yellow and orange, the tamarack needles are turning yellow, the shrubs are turning orange and red, and this weekend would be a perfect time to […]

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. […]

Haunted Happenings and Family Fun

October in Idaho is the time to relax after a busy summer, acclimate to cooler weather and best of all…Celebrate Fall!  When you see dry corn stalks standing in fields and huge bales of hay and straw strategically placed in open fields, you know it’s time to visit your favorite corn or straw bale maze!  […]

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 […]

Long Weekend Ahead!

Plan now to celebrate Labor Day in Idaho at these fun-filled events. Wagon Days in Ketchum August 30-September 1 Since 1958, Ketchum Wagon Days has celebrated the mining heritage of the Wood River Valley with four days of rollicking Old West entertainment including a rodeo, BBQs, live entertainment, antique shows, bareback rider demonstrations, kids carnival and […]

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, […]