Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The White Stuff Has Landed in Idaho...Let's Go Play!

The White Stuff Has Landed in Idaho

Idaho is a popular winter destination for skiers, boarders, snowshoers, snowmobilers, fat bikers, and cross country enthusiasts. This winter it also looks like we won't have any shortage of the white powdery stuff. The past week it has been a might bit chilly, but there are always ways to get toasty and warm after a day outside. Especially when you are staying at an Idaho Bed and Breakfast Association property. Prepare to be treated with fresh baked cookies, hot coffee or cocoa, fireplaces, and of course loads of smiles. Each property has something unique to offer, no matter what you are looking for. 

Idaho Skiing

With 18 ski areas featuring groomed runs loaded with light powder for all abilities. Pick your poison: Nordic trails, terrain parks, cat ski trails, heli-ski opportunities and tubing hills. Things that draw people to Idaho's resorts include blue skies, fresh powder, and few crowds.

Here is a list of Idaho Ski Resorts to get you started! 

Idaho Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing

More of a flat ground lover? Many of Idaho’s ski resorts also offer groomed trails for cross country skiing or snowshoeing and Idaho State Parks have a number of trails within the parks. With cities all over Idaho also adding spaces for these activities right in town. You could strap on your snowshoes and head right out the door of where you are staying and explore the neighborhood, grab some lunch or dinner, or get in a bit of shopping. 

Snowmobile Idaho

Maybe you would rather have motorized transportation. Snowmobile over 7,200 miles of trails and terrain. After the first good snow they are usually ready for hours or even days of winter travel. Wanting to snowmobile Yellowstone? Try out Idaho's eastern border; crowds are non-existent, but you get the same access to the park. Licensing, registration, and trail information can be found at local shops all around the state.

Fat Bikers Rejoice

Fat Biking is a fairly new addition to the winter recreation scene, but Idaho is catching on quickly. Quite a few of the same mountain biking trails that you enjoy in the non-snow covered months are also great for a fat bicycle ride. This map can help you while you are planning your trip: Idaho Bike Trails. I would call ahead to make sure the area's you want to go are open to fat bike traffic. No one wants a fine to ruin their day! 

Learn more about Idaho’s ski areas at www.skiidaho.us, or explore all of Idaho’s winter recreation opportunities at www.visitidaho.org/winter.

Few other things:

Check out our winter packing tips so you avoid turning into frosty the snow person: Idaho Winter Packing Tips

Some other ideas for when you visit Idaho this winter: Find Your Uniquely Idaho Experience

"Discover Idaho Lodging One Gem At A Time..." to find lodging ideas, click on the map below to plan your next visit!

Author: Jamie Lynn Morgan, Online Brand Marketer & Bicycle Adventurer: Encouraging others to Be Car(e) Free via my biking experiences. Cheers & Ride On! #idahobikelife

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