Winter in East Idaho is a magical time, with snow-covered landscapes, crisp mountain air and stunning wildlife that make for an unforgettable winter wonderland experience. Here are the top five must-try winter activities in the region.
Skiing and snowboarding at Grand Targhee Resort
The Teton Mountains are home to the Grand Targhee Resort, boasting over 2,000 skiable acres and some of the best powder in the country. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s something for everyone on the slopes. Plus, the mountain views and charming resort village make for an unforgettable winter getaway.
Snowmobiling in the Targhee National Forest
The Targhee National Forest offers miles of snowmobiling trails with breathtaking views. This is a winter activity that the whole family can enjoy. Visitors can choose guided tours or explore on their own.
To learn more check the Teton Valley adventures page.
Ice skating at Tautphaus Park
Tautphaus Park in Idaho Falls has an outdoor ice skating rink perfect for families and couples. Visitors can skate, enjoy the winter scenery and warm up with hot cocoa from a nearby concession stand.
For more information check the Idaho Falls Park and Recreation page.
Winter wildlife watching
East Idaho is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including elk, moose and bald eagles. Visitors can take winter wildlife-watching tours to see these magnificent animals in their natural habitats. From Yellowstone National Park to the Teton Valley, there are plenty of opportunities to observe wildlife and snap some unforgettable photos.
For more information check out the Idaho Falls Magazine page.
Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing
For a peaceful winter activity, try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the backcountry. With miles of trails to explore, this is the perfect way to enjoy the winter landscape and get some exercise at the same time. Visitors can bring a thermos of hot cocoa to enjoy while taking in the beautiful winter scenery.
For more information check the Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation page.
East Idaho offers a range of unique and unforgettable winter activities for visitors and locals alike. Whether seeking adventure, relaxation or both, there’s no shortage of fun things to do in this winter wonderland.