Idaho is ideal for family travellers, outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, or those just looking for a relaxing getaway. A year-round destination, wherever you choose to explore in this magnificent state, you’ll find spectacular scenery, fun things to do and friendly, helpful people. You’ll also find a state that is unhurried, unspoiled and unassuming.  Adjacent to Washington and Oregon in the Pacific Northwest, Idaho stretches from the top of Nevada and Utah to the Canadian border.

Idaho is home to a wide range of vacation activities – it’s a state full of adventure

Over 30 Scenic Byways across the state pave the way to adventure. Idaho offers unspoiled nature, white-water rafting, ranching experiences, Native American culture, biking, golf and wineries, spring through fall.  Winter offers mountain sports with blue skies, sunshine and powder snow in a variety of destination resorts including Sun Valley. Powwows, rodeos, cultural celebrations and festivals fill the calendar with a variety of interesting choices.

Don’t stress if skiing isn’t your thing – Idaho has a plentiful offering of alternative winter activities. Here are our top three, guaranteed to make your ‘2018 Winter Escape’ one to remember.


Sleigh Riding

Take a sleigh ride through Idaho’s enchanting and expansive wilderness, a true wonderland throughout the winter season. There’s a ride for everyone – couples can enjoy a romantic trip for two, complete with dinner and entertainment, or bring the whole family along for a shorter jaunt in this magical back country. At Linn Canyon Ranch, you can grab a blanket, board the sleigh and trek through the Teton Range. If you’re lucky you’ll glimpse local wildlife for which this majestic valley is home.

Tubing

It’s not mandatory to ski down slopes – why don’t you try tubing instead? Requiring extremely minimal effort, but providing maximum thrills, whizz down Idaho’s icy slopes on a simple rubber tube. Twenty miles from Boise is the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, offering families an exhilarating experience. Jump on a tube and while away the afternoon zooming down the 800-foot run, and let the paddle-tow pull you straight back to the top for your next ride.

Hot Springs

The coolest way to stay warm this winter. Idaho’s hot springs allow you to relax in a number of environments, on mountain paths or even under the stars. Lava Hot Springs offers five pools with temperatures ranging from 102°F to 112°F laden with minerals. All of this is set against the resort’s backdrop of botanical wonder, open for the public to explore, free of charge.

Idaho is a natural playground. Make your winter wonderful with the state’s plethora of winter activities that reach far beyond the ski slopes. Idaho is ideal for family travellers, outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, or those just looking for a relaxing getaway. A year-round destination, wherever you choose to explore in this magnificent state, you’ll find spectacular scenery, fun things to do and friendly, helpful people. You’ll also find a state that is unhurried, unspoiled and unassuming.  Adjacent to Washington and Oregon in the Pacific Northwest, Idaho stretches from the top of Nevada and Utah to the Canadian border.

Over 30 Scenic Byways across the state pave the way to adventure. Idaho offers unspoiled nature, white-water rafting, ranching experiences, Native American culture, biking, golf and wineries, spring through fall.  Winter offers mountain sports with blue skies, sunshine and powder snow in a variety of destination resorts including Sun Valley. Powwows, rodeos, cultural celebrations and festivals fill the calendar with a variety of interesting choices.

For more information, go on-line at: www.visitidaho.org