Friday, April 11, 2014

Time to Plan Your Idaho Ski Vacation

If you’re like me, you just about can’t believe that the Idaho ski season is nearly upon us - where on earth did summer go? - but it's true, so you'd better get to planning your Idaho ski vacation now while the time is ripe!

Idaho ski resorts cover all the bases - and you just about can't swing a ski-pole in Idaho without hitting one! There are 18 major resorts in the state, some of which are open all year 'round. With this many resorts spread so well throughout the state, your Idaho ski vacation options are wiiiide open.

Whether you're a fan of alpine or Nordic skiing (that is downhill or cross-country, respectively, for those of you who use the more colloquial terms), you're going to find numerous resorts supporting your chosen style - if not both!

And snowboarding. Can we do snowboarding! The hills are alive with snowboarding runs! It's hard to believe that snowboarding was so roundly scoffed at not so long ago. Now they're an accepted part of the scene and this fantastic sport is supported at most resorts with runs, trails, and half-pipes.

Of course, it's not all skis and snowboards. If you're not big on skiing but still enjoy the high country with a thick blanket of snow on top, there are numerous other things to do; trails for snowshoeing, snowmobile tours, and many resorts also have tubing hills and runs - even some with lifts! And, when you're done and wanting to warm up before heading back to your lodging, many resorts feature lounges or lunching facilities. That hits the spot!

The best part of all this is that, if there's a ski resort nearby, you can bet that there's also an Idaho Bed and Breakfast nearby. No hotel or motel is going to fill you up with a warm, delicious, and nutritious breakfast before your day on the slopes the way an Idaho B&B will, nor will a hotel or motel have the cozy, homey feel of a bed and breakfast that your chilled bones and sore muscles will be aching for after a day of busting powder. So, when that fresh snow falls and the lifts start running, don't be caught out - plan your Idaho ski vacation now before all the lodging is gone!

Idaho Ski Vacation Planning Resources

Idaho Ski Resorts
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