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5 Extreme Things to do in Boise this winter Main Idaho Real Estate Insights

You can stay home and do nothing or get out there and do something you will remember this year. Start a list of things you can do in 2019!

Idaho is a state with a diverse landscape and lots of remote places to explore, so extreme things to do is not hard to come by.

  1. 15th Annual Polar Bear Challenge
    On January 1st a few hundred crazy people will jump into Luck Peak Resevoir of their own free will? This is a family friendly event where people of all ages jump, water ski, or wake-board to raise funds for Idaho’s Make-A-Wish Foundation for children.  The event is free, however, all participants are asked to fund raise a minimum of $50.  There are prizes given to the top individual fundraisers. There is also a costume contest! Day of registration begins at 10am with the plunge occurring at 11am.
  2. Cross-country skiing from yurt to yurt near Idaho City
    Take off from the mountains high above Boise and explore the Boise National Forest on your cross country skis. Brave the cold, the deep snow and find out what being out there feels like. The cold just adds an element of danger and the solitude will bring your anxiety of being alone to the edge.

  3. Access gorgeous winter terrain on a fat bike
    The Foothills are not necessarily closed in the winter but when they are muddy, we want to protect them to avoid making ruts. But.... if it is cold and snowy you just gotta try this. Put some miles, it's great exercise and hurts a lot less when you do an 'endo.' You can also jump on any of the many National Forest Roads including those from Idaho City, Horseshoe Bend or Garden Valley. Being out there in the open space with peace and quiet will move you!
  4. Snowshoe your way to nearby hot springs
    With more soakable hot springs than any other state, Idaho offers a unique way to keep warm during the winter. There are plenty of springs accessible right off the highway, but for a quieter, more solitary excursion, strap on a pair of snowshoes and hit the trail. Just north of Lowman in the Boise National Forest, the all-natural Bonneville Hot Springs stays open through winter, even after snow has closed the road to the campground. Best reached with snowshoes, the springs are approximately one mile from the road — enough to deter the crowds that typically visit here in summer. Learn more.

  5. Go ice fishing on one of Idaho’s many lakes
    It’s possible to land a big one year-round on Idaho’s lakes; all you need in winter is a pole, lures, an auger, and some warm clothes (and hot chocolate). You can set up shop on any lake where the ice is thick enough. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game recommends an absolute minimum of four inches if you’re solo and without an ATV or snow machine, or somewhere between six and 10 inches for a large group or those with heavy equipment. Head to McCall, Cascade, Stanley or even Fairfield.

You are going to Love Idaho! Find more things to do in Boise.

Posted by tlangford at 12/27/2018 8:56:00 AM
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