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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 […]

March Proclaimed Arts and Culture Month in Idaho

Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has officially proclaimed March as Arts and Culture Month throughout the state of Idaho.  The proclamation serves as a call to Idahoans and visitors to explore and participate in the many multi-faceted arts and culture events throughout the Gem State. “Artistic and cultural events play a unique and valuable role […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top Spots to Snowshoe in Idaho

It’s true what they say:  if you can walk, you can snowshoe. Some of the most spectacular scenery in the western U.S. awaits you in Idaho and snowshoeing is the perfect way to explore Idaho’s 30 trail systems and back country opportunities. Today’s equipment is hassle-free and enables everyone, old and young, to walk and […]

Idaho Winter Giveaways

by Laurie McConnell, Idaho Tourism Our Idaho Winter Giveaways are in full swing.   Prizes range from getaways to some of Idaho’s most popular ski areas to lift tickets and outdoor gear.  New offers are posted every Friday and you can enter weekly through February.  Feeling lucky?  Go to www.idahowinter.org and enter to win Idaho Winter […]

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 […]

Snowmobile Trails Open for Adventure

By Andrew Mentzer After what feels like ages, it’s finally time to fire up that snow machine for the winter season. Mother Nature has been cooperative thus far, with encouraging early season precipitation across many parts of Idaho. In the southwestern region of the state, hundreds of miles of trails in Valley County are already […]

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 […]

A Craft Ale Trail Through Western Idaho. Harvest Idaho – One Bite at a Time

For a state that is one of the country’s leading producers of hops and barley, only 30 beer-making businesses scatter across Idaho, close to its peak in 1888 when Idaho had 33 breweries across the territory.  Pre-prohibition the excitement was fueled by the unquenchable thirst of camp miners in search of gold.  Now, the excitement […]