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Snow in the Forecast for Idaho

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Snow in the Forecast

Thanks to the good ole’ Farmers Almanac predictions, the 2013-14 season is setting up to be “Above Average” throughout Idaho.  Seeing as how our average depths of dry powder stack up to become perfect turns, we know you’ll love our “above average” depths.  So make your winter plans now and head to Idaho this winter!

Labor Day Weekend

Looking for something fun to do this Labor Day Weekend?  Then look no further!  Here’s some of the fun events going on at your Ski Idaho resorts!
*Bonus Day at Brundage
*Wydaho Renezvous Mt Bike Festival at Targhee
*Ride the Hiawatha at Lookout Pass
*Final Days of Summer Fun at Pomerelle
*Fall Fest Microbrews at Schweitzer
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Click here to see more great upcoming events in Idaho…

Targhee, Silver Mt and Brundage Earn Top Ratings

Mtn Advisor recently named Grand Targhee (#2), Silver Mt (#3) and Brundage Mt (#5) in their Top 5 Best Bike Parks in the Mountain WestClick here to see what Mtn Advisor had to say and then make your plans to head to Idaho to try our trails.

Calling All Brides

Are you looking for the perfect location for your wedding?  Then look no further than your favorite ski resort!  Now is the perfect time to book your 2014 wedding. Here are links to some of those resorts offering you wedding services:
Bogus Basin- Boise, ID
Brundage Mt – McCall, ID
Grand Targhee – Alta, WY
Pomerelle Mt – Albion, ID
Schweitzer Resort- Sandpoint, ID
Silver Mt- Kellogg, ID
Sun Valley Resort- Sun Valley, ID
Tamarack Resort- Tamarack, ID

We’ve Got a Cure for That!

Every winter, millions of people suffer from wintercrabbypantsitis and lackofsnowosis. Vitamin ID eliminates these symptoms with locally grown sunshine and a healthy dose of powder. Starting in October you’ll have a chance to enter to win your Vitamin ID remedy with new giveaways weekly.  Be on the lookout!

Hot Lodging Deals

Family Fun at Silver: Stay 1 night get 2 days to Silver Rapids Water Park starting at $49.95/per*. You’ll also enjoy: Movie nights under the stars, S’mores roasts, bike trails and More…

Hiawatha Highlight: Includes 1 Night, Route of the Hiawatha trail and shuttle passes for two for $149.95 each*. More…

Schweitzer 3rd Night Free: Stay for two nights and get your third night free! Rates starting at $117 per night.  More…

Stay in the Teton Valley at the base of Grand Targhee this fall (Oct 1 through Nov 15) and pay only $50 for 2 nights!   More…

Fall Golf at Sun Valley:  Enjoy fall golf at its best for as low as $124 per person*.  More…

For more lodging deals go to skiidaho.us

Super Spring Conditions for Great Spring Events & Deals

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Sweet Spring Skiing

Recent storms across the state have been blessing us with AMAZING dumps of powder making spring skiing unbelievable!  Bluebird skies, great runs and open lift lines are the current recipe for a vacation you’ll NEVER forget!  Click here for great deals on ski and stay packages….

Schweitzer and Targhee Top the List Again!

It’s no surprise to us, but it doesn’t stop us from celebrating with Sandpoint, home to Schweitzer Resort, and Driggs, home to Grand Targhee on their recent award of being named to National Geographic’s 10 Best Up and Coming Ski Towns in the Country!  If you haven’t hit the famed tree skiing at Schweitzer or the guaranteed powder at Targhee, you’ll want to be sure to book your next vacation here!

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Grab the family and head to the mountain to celebrate Easter on March 31.  With special appearances by Mr. Cottontail himself and egg hunts on the slopes there’s no better way to celebrate spring.  Click here for listings of Easter events and great spring celebrations throughout Idaho.

Final Days to Save 20% on Flights to Idaho

Hurry and book your spring trip to Idaho with Alaska Airlines and you can save 20% on top of their lowest rates to Idaho.  Click here to learn more and come experience spring skiing at its finest!  There’s always time for one more trip!

Show Your Love of Snow Year Round

Are you driven by a passion for skiing or riding? Show it while you’re driving!  Purchase an Idaho SnowSkier License Plate and show your Idaho pride!  More…

Enter to Win Our Final Prize Pack

This is the final week of the Vitamin ID Winter Getaway Sweepstakes.  Enter to win a two-night getaway in a one-bedroom suite at Teton Springs Lodge and Spa in Driggs, ID and then snowmobile across the Big Hole Mountain trails.  Click here to enter! 

Hot Lodging Deals

Teton Springs Lodge & Spa Spring Break Package: Deluxe lodge room, one or two bedroom suite or the luxurious 3, 4 or 5 bedroom mt log homes. Book 3 and the 4th is FREE!   More…

Sun Valley Spring Ski & Stay Deal: One night’ lodging and one daily lift ticket for packages after April 1 only $79.50*/person.   More…

Schweitzer’s Stella Ski & Stay:  Lodging, breakfast, quick tip clinic, plus lift tickets for each person on the package starting at less than $98* per person.   More…

Escape to Shore Lodge for a two-night stay and receive four lift tickets to Brundage starting at less than $200 per person*.  More…

Just Say “Powder”: 1 night in a deluxe room for 2 plus 2 adult lift tickets to Lookout Pass starting at $110*. More…

Ski, Splash and Stay at Silver Mt: Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night free at Idaho’s largest Indoor Waterpark in March. More…

For more lodging deals go to skiidaho.us

Hot Lodging Deals for Early January

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Hot Lodging Deals
Brought to you by:  Alpine Village – McCall, ID

Ski Splash and Stay at Silver Mt: Enjoy the endless summer and the sweet powder turns with one night of lodging, two days at Silver Rapids Waterpark and one day of lift tickets for 4 (2 Adult 2 Youth)
$79 per person based on (2 Adult and 2 Youth) per room*. More…

Ski and Stay Package– Osprey Meadows Lodge-Tamarack Resort: $199 double occupancy Package includes one overnight stay and two lift tickets to Tamarack Resort Ski Area.  More…

January is Value Month at Grand Targhee Resort. Guests can stay and ski free starting at $55 per person, per night and kids 12 and under ski and eat free with a paying adult! More…

Ski for FREE in Sun Valley: Stay in the Sun Valley Lodge or Inn between January 3 and March 31 and ski free, starting at $139. This includes lodging and one daily lift ticket*. More…

Sandpoint Winter Carnival: Package includes 3 nights slopeside lodging, 3 days of lift tickets for mom, dad and all children under 18, breakfast and two adult quick tip clinics on Feb 17-Feb 21…  More…

Ski and Stay at Brundage: One night and two adult lift tickets to Brundage for only $169/night*. More…

For more lodging deals go to skiidaho.us or visitidaho.org

Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month | Ladies Only | Jump On It

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Learn to Ski or Snowboard this January!

ith free “learn to” days, guarantees on learning to ski or ride and even a free season pass as an incentive to complete your “learn to” packages, Idaho has a deal for everyone to get them out on the mountain this January during Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.  If you already know how, be sure to grab a friend and enter the Bring a Friend Challenge where you can be entered to win great prizes.
Preview of ID LSSM Deals and Events: 
• Pomerelle FREE Learn to Day on January 6
Learn to Ski Guarantee at Brundage and Lookout Pass
Earn a free season pass at Targhee, Bogus Basin and Schweitzer.
LOTS of great discounts on “learn to” programs and packages
Click here to learn more and start a sport of a life time today!
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Ladies Only!

Ladies, here’s your chance to improve your skills, gain additional knowledge, build confidence, meet great people and have fun in a comfortable environment.   So grab a friend, mark your calendar and make your way to the mountains for one of these great events.

Bogus- Ladies Fitness Skate Ski Training Classes: Meet in Jan and Feb to focuse on strength, endurance and speed development.

Bogus- Vertigals: A group of women who meet Wednesday’s at 9:45am, January-March.  There’s no cost to participate other than a lift ticket or season pass.

Brundage- Divas Day:
On Feb 2-3 the mountain will have gone to the ladies with Divas Day and Divas Don’t Leave Us.  For only $25 the ladies will receive a lift ticket, après ski yoga practice and free chair massages on Feb 2.  Then on Feb 3, Divas Don’t Leave Us by showing your Feb 2 ticket you can have another for $25.

Lookout Pass- Downhill Divas:
Meet every other Thursday thru March 21 for instruction, lunch, demos and more.

Pebble Creek- Women’s Lesson Program: A 3-week program to learn or improve your skiing.  For women of all ages and all abilities.

Pomerelle- Ladies Day Program:
On Tuesday’s in Jan, Feb and Mar come to Ladies Days for clinics lunches and more.

Sun Valley- Divas: Developed for women, the Divas program includes one day per week for eight weeks.
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Jump on It!

Do you  have dreams of flying through the air, going off the big jumps, or even trying a trick with the safety of a soft landing?  Well then we’ve got the event for you with US AiRBAG where you’ll go bigger than you’ve ever imagined as you practice flips, tricks and grabs on a giant inflated airbag. Tickets are now on sale so click here to learn more and reserve your spot today!

Airbag Tour through Idaho:
Pebble Creek: January 11-13
Silver Mt: Feb 15-17
Lookout Pass: Feb 2
Schweitzer: Feb 22-24
Brundage: March 22-24
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Fly to Sun Valley this Season

As America’s first destination ski resort, Sun Valley is still satisfying the desires of winter vacationers.  Come enjoy the pulse-pounding rush of Sun Valley’s legendary slopes and become inspired by the picturesque beauty of the valley’s tall mountains and powdery slopes. A perfect vacation spot for families, a group of friends or a romantic get-away, Sun Valley has options to please any type or style of interests.  Click here to learn how easy it is to fly to Sun Valley this winter!  Plus earn free turns, lessons and demos with your boarding pass from Alaska Airlines.
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Enter to Win a SnowCat and Ski Trip for Two to Targhee! 

Every week through March you have a chance to win with the Vitamin ID Winter Getaway Sweepstakes.  This week enter to win lodging at Grand Targhee for two nights, one day of cat skiing and one day of lift skiing for two!  Click here to enter!


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Record Snow Amounts for Season at Schweitzer

This season you’ll find record amounts of snow at north Idaho’s Schweitzer Mt Resort located outside of Sandpoint.   with over 180 inches of snow this season. The early season snow has allowed Schweitzer to open all 2900 acres of terrain with a village depth of 77 inches and a summit depth of 109 inches. Snow report records dating back to the 82/83 season show this as the deepest early season snowpack on record. Click here to read more about Schweitzer but be sure to click here to schedule your next Ski and Stay Vacation and hit this powder!

Vote for Schweitzer and Enter to Win a 3 Day Trip

Schweitzer’s in the Final 4! Vote Today!!!!
Sandpoint, home to Schweitzer Mountain Resort, is in the running for Powder Magazine’s Best Ski Resort town.  Cast your vote today and help the world know about one of Idaho’s great ski resort towns.

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Enter to Win a 3 Day Trip to Schweitzer and Sandpoint! 

Every week through March you have a chance to win with the Vitamin ID Winter Getaway Sweepstakes.  This week enter to win three-nights lodging at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sandpoint, four lift tickets to Schweitzer Mountain Resort & gift certificates to local merchants during the annual Sandpoint Winter Carnival Feb 15-24, 2013!    Click here to enter!  

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Fly t Boise this Season!

Boise is the gateway to epic skiing at Bogus, Brundage, Pomerelle, Solidier, Sun Valley, Tamarack and many more Idaho resorts. With great deals on flights you can make your plans today to ski in southern Idaho.  Boise Airport (BOI) has non-stop service from 16 cities including the major hubs of Seattle, Portland, San Fran, LA, Phoenix, Denver and Salt Lake.  Boise Airport (BOI) is serviced by 7 airlines including Delta, Alaska, Southwest and United.  For a special deal once you get to Idaho, consider flying with Alaska Airlines where your ticket can earn you extra turns this winter.  So schedule your flight today and we’ll see you on the slopes!  For additional information on travel to and in Idaho, click here…

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Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month – a national campaign to encourage all to learn how to enjoy the winter months outdoors!  Idaho resorts have LOTS of great deals to get you on the slopes for less.  Click here to learn about Brundage’s Learn to Ski Guarantee program, Pomerelle’s FREE Ski/Ride Day, Lookout Pass’s FREE Ski School for youth 7-17yrs plus many more programs at each resort.  Plus this year, Bring a Friend to the mountains for a lesson and you can enter both of you to win prizes!  Click here to learn more….

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Need Gift Ideas?  Then Give the Gift of Snow
If you have a powder hound on your list this year be sure give them the gift they really want… more turns, lessons, logoed gear and more!  Click here for all of our Christmas gift ideas. 

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Hot Lodging Deals

Just Say Powder: Enjoy 1 night in a deluxe room for 2 plus 2 adult lift tickets to Lookout Pass Ski Resort starting at $110*. More…


Bogus Ski and Stay:
Buy one alpine or nordic ticket, get the second one FREE with an overnight stay at participating Boise area hotels.  More…

Ski for FREE in Sun Valley: Stay in the Sun Valley Lodge or Inn between January 3 and March 31 and ski free, starting at $139. This includes lodging and one daily lift ticket*. More…

Ski and Stay at Schweitzer: Enjoy a full day of skiing at Schweitzer Ski Resort then return from skiing and relax at night for as low as $117*.  More…

Ski Package for Brundage or Tamarack: Prices start at $89.99/pp*  and include one night’s lodging with a free hot breakfast at the BEST WESTERN PLUS McCall Lodge & Suites and one day ski lift ticket.  More…

For more lodging deals go to skiidaho.us or visitidaho.org

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If you’ve got a 5th or 6th grader (from any state) sign him or her up to ski or ride for FREE 3 times in 5th grade and 2 times in 6th grade at each participating mountain!  Click here to learn more…

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Give the Gift of Snow, Vote Idaho, and FREE lift ticket/lessons

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Give the Gift of Snow

If you have a powder hound on your list this year be sure give them the gift they really want… more turns, lessons, logoed gear and more!  Click here for all of our Christmas gift ideas. 

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Vote Idaho!

Sandpoint, home to Schweitzer Mountain Resort, is in the running for Powder Magazine’s Best Ski Resort town.  Cast your vote today and help the world know about one of Idaho’s great ski resort towns.

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Order Today in Time for Christmas! 

Make sure your 5th and 6th grader has his or her Ski Free Passport for Christmas break by ordering today!  The Passport allows those that sign up to ski or ride for FREE 3 times in 5th grade and 2 times in 6th grade at each participating mountain!  Click here to learn more and be sure to grab the online coupon code from IDSaves.org to save $5 on the registration fee!

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FREE! FREE!  We All Like FREE! 

They say there’s nothin’ for free these days but we must not have been listening, because we have FREE lift tickets, lesson and other great deals on our hot deals pageCheck out these great events:
•Pomerelle’s Free Learn to Ski or Ride Day on December 15 and January 6
•Schweitzer Free Nice Turns Trail Run on December 15
•Tamarack Gives Back Free Ski Day on December 15
•Lookout’s Free Youth Ski School starting on January 17
•Toyota’s Free Ski Friday’s at Schweitzer on January 25, Silver Mt on February 1 and Lookout Pass on February 15.
•Ski Free with Alaska Airlines throughout the season at a variety of Idaho resorts when you show your Alaska boarding pass

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Enter to Win a Trip for Two to Tamarack

Every week through March you have a chance to win with the Vitamin ID Winter Getaway Sweepstakes.  This week enter to win  two full powder days at Tamarack Resort with lift tickets and a two-night stay in a luxury hotel room located in The Lodge at Osprey Meadows at Tamarack.   Click here to enter! 

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Start to Make Your New Years Eve Party Plans

How will you ring in the New Year this year?  Consider spending it at your favorite Ski Idaho resort. Click here or the individual resort name to learn all about parties at Brundage, Grand Targhee, Schweitzer, Silver Mt, and Tamarack.

 

 

Hot Lodging Deals

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Log Cabin Getaway at Schweitzer: Enjoy 2 days in a warm cabin after skiing at Schweitzer, eating a hearty ranch breakfast and more for only $390/couple*. More…

Ski and Stay at Brundage:  Enjoy lift, lodging and breakfast for less than $90/person*.  More…

Sun Valley Winter Wonderland: Enjoy a room for 2, a $100 gift card and two tickets to the Roundhouse Gondola for only $319* per night.  More…

Wednesdays are Always FREE at Tamarack:  Book two additional consecutive night stays and Wednesday is Free. More…

Save 20% on Lift Tickets: Reserve your choice of lodging with InIdaho.com & save up to 20% on Sun Valley, Brundage, Tamarack & Grand Targhee lift tickets! More…

Targhee Snow Cat Adventure: Enjoy 3 nights lodging, breakfast, 1 day snow-cat skiing with lunch at Targhee and 1 lift ticket to Targhee for only $245 per person per night. More…

Grand Christmas at Schweitzer: Make this Christmas go down in memory as the Grandest Christmas ever.  Package includes lift tickets, breakfast, lessons, and more…

For more lodging deals go to skiidaho.us or visitidaho.or

IDAHO IS OPEN FOR POWDER TURNS!


IDAHO IS OPEN! 

The time has come – Ski Season! With resorts coming on-line this week you’ll have a chance to burn off your Thanksgiving meal!  Here’s who is open (as of November 20):

Sun Valley:  Baldy and Dollar Mountain will open Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2012. Plus lots of other adventures available throughout weekend. More…

Grand Targhee:
Open Friday, November 23 with top to bottom skiing on Fred’s Mountain and three out of five lifts will be running; Dreamcatcher, Shoshone and Papoose Magic Carpet. Save $10 on a lift ticket this weekend by bringing 2 cans of food. More…

Be sure to “like” our facebook page for news of openings throughout the state!
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ENTER TO WIN A PANHANDLE POWDER PACKAGE

Every week through March you have a chance with the Vitamin ID Winter Getaway Sweepstakes.  This week enter to win a Panhandle Powder Package that includes a two-night stay at the Wallace Inn and a pair of lift tickets to Lookout Pass.  Click here to enter! 
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SUN VALLEY & SCHWEITZER GO HEAD TO HEAD FOR THE BEST SKI TOWN TITLE!

Help the world know about the best Ski Town’s in Idaho!  Currently Sandpoint, home to Schweitzer and Ketchum, home to Sun Valley are head to head.  So cast your vote by the end of November 20 and be sure to return to vote next week to take one of these Idaho Ski Towns to the top!  Click here to vote….
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5TH & 6TH GRADERS SKI OR RIDE FREE

If you have a 5th Grader or 6th Grader, be sure to sign them up for the Ski or Ride Free Passport!  The Passport allows those that sign up to ski or ride for FREE 3 times in 5th grade and 2 times in 6th grade at each participating mountain!  Click here to learn more and be sure to grab the online coupon code from IDSaves.org to save $5 on the registration fee!

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IT’S EZ TO LEARN TO SKI OR RIDE IN IDAHO

It’s never to early, or late, in life to learn to ski or ride.  With the right gear, a lesson and a spirit of adventure, anyone can learn!  And now Idaho resorts have made it even easier with their EZ Ski or Ride programs that package lift, lesson and rentals into one low price.  Click here to make your plans and grab a friend or family member to learn with you.
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IDAHO, THE MOVIE

Idaho, the Movie is a one-hour television documentary featuring the well known and the hidden treasures of Idaho including clips of great skiing in Idaho.  The show will begin to be shown later this month and in December.  Click here to watch the trailer and here for air dates in your area.

Ski Idaho Newsletter – Win a Sun Valley Trip, Airline Deals & More

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HOT AIRLINE DEALS TO IDAHO

Fly Alaska Airlines to Sun Valley, Boise, or Spokane, and save 20% on the lowest fares from any Alaska Airlines city (excluding Hawaii, Mexico and Prudhoe Bay)! Simply click here, enter discount code EC8856 and travel between December 15, 2012 and February 13, 2013.  Hurry, Book by November 25, 2012.  Blackout dates, Day of Week, and other restrictions apply. See site for details.

ENTER TO WIN 2 DAYS FOR 2 TO SUN VALLEY RESORT

Every week through March you have a chance with the Vitamin ID Winter Getaway Sweepstakes.  This week enter to win a two night stay at the Sun Valley Resort for two people and two full day ski lift tickets to  experience America’s original year-round resort.  Click here to enter!

ENTER TO WIN THE TETON VALLEY DESIGN YOUR OWN UNREAL VACATION SWEEPSTAKES!

The winner of the Teton Valley Design Your Own Unreal Vacation Sweepstakes will put together an itinerary that could include: skiing, hot air ballooning, mountain biking, cycling, gourmet dining, glider flights in the Tetons, hiking, floating, snow biking, cross country skiing, horseback riding, visiting Yellowstone, golf, drive in movie going, live music, etc. etc. etc. Click here to learn more and enter to win today!  Your trip will be limited only by your imagination, their budget and availability.

SCHWEITZER’S SKI3 PACK SALE ENDS NOV 11
You have only 5 days left to save on the Schweitzer Ski3 Packs where you are able to purchase 3 fully transferable adult lift tickets able to be used any day of the 12/13 season for only $162.  Purchase now or click here for more ticket sale deals at other Ski Idaho resorts.

HELI SKI AND SNOWCAT IN IDAHO

Why stand in the lift line when you can take an early morning heli-lift or a relaxing snowcat trip to the top of the mountain and spend the entire day touring the backcountry powder stashs and drops.  Intermediate and expert skiers wanting a snow holiday experience need to make their way to one of the Ski Idaho mountains to experience snowcat skiing and heli-skiing at one of the best in the west! Read more and see all our packages….

WINTER WONDERLAND FESTIVAL AT SUN VALLEY

Sun Valley, America’s first ski resort, welcomes families to experience the holidays starting Nov. 23 through Jan 4. with the Winter Wonderland Festival.  Enjoy the season with the sparkle of a thousand twinkling lights, a series of trimmed trees and holiday décor throughout the property plus events galore!  Here are just a few open to the public:
Dec. 1:  Winter Wonderland Gala:  Unveiling of 2012 Gingerbread Village display, Window Stroll Scavenger Hunt, Wagon Rides and Taste of Sun Valley Tapas, followed by visits with Santa
Dec. 8:   Holiday Concert featuring the Boise Philharmonic Brass Quintet and visits with Santa
Dec. 15:  Sun Valley Annual Tree Lighting Celebration
Dec. 21:  Fifth Annual Holiday Classical Christmas Concert
Dec. 22:  Children’s Gingerbread Decorating
Dec. 24:  Nutcracker on Ice and Traditional Christmas Eve Torchlight ParadeOf course there is skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding and a plethora of winter outdoor sports all available to families throughout the holiday season, along with horse-drawn sleigh rides to Trail Creek Cabin, tubing, and festive holiday menus throughout the resort’s restaurants.   Overnight pre-holiday packages start at $79.50 per person, per night through December 20; a complete list of holiday rates and accommodations can be found here…

 

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