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Top 5 Outdoor Winter Activities in Idaho

If you love the outdoors, these are some of the best things to do this winter.

Skiing/Snowboarding

This one is obvious. Skiing and snowboarding are amongst the most classic winter activities no matter where you live, but they’re especially popular in Idaho. There is no shortage of breathtaking ski resorts, from Bogus Basin, Brundage, Silver Mountain, and the newly reopened Tamarack, we are spoiled.

Snowshoeing

If you’re a hiker, you might think that winter is the offseason for good hikes. If this is your mindset, you need to give snowshoeing a chance. There are tons of beautiful and family-friendly trails in Idaho. Visit Idaho has outlined some great ones in this article: https://visitidaho.org/travel-tips/5-family-friendly-snowshoe-trails-near-boise/

hot springs

Idaho is littered with relaxing hot springs with beautiful views. No matter what part of the state you live in, an exciting hot springs trip is only a short drive away! You can find a list of all the public hot springs in Idaho here: http://www.idahohotsprings.com/hot_springs/idaho_hot_springs.htm

Ice fishing

If you don’t mind the cold and have a lot of patience, ice fishing is a great winter activity that you should try. Visit Idaho has compiled a guide for great spots in Southern Idaho: https://visitsouthidaho.com/guide-southern-idahos-ice-fishing-hot-spots/

Winter camping

Camping in the winter may not sound appealing, but if you live in Idaho, you owe it to yourself to try it at least once. The awe-inspiring views make freezing well worth it. These are some of the best winter camping spots in the state: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/idaho/winter-camping-destinations-id/

by Nate Bevington

An Expert at Going Out