9 IDAHO WINTER ACTIVITIES TO LOVE (+ WHY IT’S A GREAT USA SNOW DESTINATION)
We spoke to plenty of skiers on our trip who have skied all over the country. Each year they return to the Gem State as they have that blissful ski experience they desire on fantastic runs with great powder, but without the intense crowds of the snow destinations in the surrounding states. Here are a few reasons we love Idaho in the winter.
Idaho is known to have great deep powder – it’s dry and light and hangs around for a long time. This is the perfect conditions for downhill skiing.
Lessor known and fewer crowds
Idaho is lessor known and will give you stories to tell that most of your mates back home haven’t heard before.
Ski resorts in Idaho either have the après bar experience down pat, or they are near cool towns where you can soak up the winter atmosphere with a red wine by the fire and some live music.
Long ski season
In Idaho, the ski season typically begins in mid/late-November, nudging into spring with a finish in mid-April to early May. That means even fewer crowds, more affordable prices, and warmer day temperatures (but still plenty of snow).
Affordable Winter Vacation
From lodging, to lessons, ski rentals and lift tickets, Idaho offers more affordable prices to their Rocky Mountain rival resorts in other states. Some resorts, like Lookout Pass also have free ski school for kids.
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