Winter in Idaho

Whether you hit the slopes or snuggle up next to a crackling fire, cool times and warm memories are waiting for you in Idaho.

Pack your winter gear for an arctic adventure filled with snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing and fresh mountain air. Or bring the North Pole to the little ones with a winter getaway brimming with hot chocolate, sleigh rides, and family memories to last a lifetime.

When it comes to winter getaways, there’s snowplace like Idaho.

Snowshoeing, McCall. Photo Credit: Idaho Tourism

Cool Times,
Warm Memories

Just because the temperature drops, doesn’t mean the fun stops. From hilarious escapades to life-changing moments on the slopes, Leta, Dan, Megan and Austin reveal why a winter trip in Idaho is more than your typical winter getaway. Like each new snowfall, winter is a time for new beginnings, new experiences and new memories.


Your Winter Adventure

Come with us for some wintry family fun! Snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, and hot springs stops are on our winter bucket list. Mittens required. Gingerbread cookies recommended.

Plan Your Next Adventure

Harriman State Park

Island Park, Idaho

Harriman State Park is a premier ski area with over 25 miles of groomed trails for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.

Skiing at Pebble Creek Ski Area. Photo Credit: Ski Idaho
Pebble Creek Ski Area

Inkom, Idaho

A family favorite for decades, Pebble Creek is a small, yet challenging ski area located near Pocatello in southeastern Idaho.

Kelly Canyon Ski Resort

Ririe, Idaho

Just 30 minutes east of Idaho Falls, Kelly Canyon is widely considered one of the best places in Idaho to learn how to ski.

Lava Hot Springs Hot Pools at sunset.
Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

When it’s time to relax, immerse yourself in these world famous natural hot springs. Bubbling out of natural underground springs,…

Carving First Tracks

Ready to get your board or skis on some fresh powder? You’re in the right place. Whether you want to shred the slopes or try a new winter sport, we’ve got you covered.

skiing at

Plan Your Next Adventure

Night Sky, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint
Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Sandpoint, Idaho

The largest ski resort in northern Idaho, giving visitors and residents access to some of the best powder in the Northwest.

Skiing, Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg
Silver Mountain Resort

Kellogg, Idaho

With two mountains offering a variety of terrain and blanketed by over 300 inches of snow, Silver Mountain is a family fun destination.

helicopter on snowy mountain
Selkirk Powder

Sandpoint, Idaho

The Selkirk Powder Guides deliver premium tour experiences in cat skiing, heli skiing, snowmobiling, sightseeing by snowcat and avalanche education. Conveniently…

snowy sleigh ride

Western Pleasure Guest Ranch

Sandpoint, Idaho

Find your holiday spirit in the splendor of a traditional sleigh ride through a dense, snow-capped forest in the foothills…

A 3-Day Guide to Winter Fun Within a Few Hours of Boise

Visiting the Boise area this winter? Make the most of your wintry weekend adventure by checking out these fun-filled stops, all within a three-hour drive of Idaho’s state capital.

Skiing at Dollar Mountain in Sun Valley.

Plan Your Next Adventure

A snowboarder riding down a mountain of snow.

Brundage Mountain Resort

McCall, Idaho

Located high in the mountains of central Idaho, Brundage Mountain is best known for its powder-packed glades and luxuriously wide groomed runs.

Sun Valley Resort

Sun Valley, Idaho

America’s first destination ski resort offers visitors the choice of two mountains with runs for all skill levels. Idaho’s most luxurious resort caters to families and Hollywood stars…

3 people enjoying breakfast near Miracle Hot Springs

Miracle Hot Springs

Buhl, Idaho

Miracle Hot Springs is a geothermal oasis located in the southern Idaho desert. Rejuvenate year-round in the natural hot spring water that is soft to the touch and odorless.

The Springs

Idaho City, Idaho

The Springs hot springs retreat is just a short drive northeast of Boise in the historic mining town of Idaho City.