This winter is looking like a great one for Idaho ski vacations. November laid down a lot of snow in the mountains, allowing many ski areas to open early this year. Cross country skiing is a great way to experience the beauty of Idaho’s mountains in winter and Idaho has plenty of great cross country ski trails.
Here is a unique cross country adventure idea for the Sun Valley area that is reasonably priced and perfect for families or couples. Located in the Boulder Mountains is a day lodge operating as a home-base for cross-country skiers and snowshoers in the winter months. They are open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 9am-5pm but during the full moon cycle, they offer a special Full Moon Dinner. This is a 4-course plated dinner at 630pm served for 3 nights each month and guests are encouraged to ski or snowshoe in the moonlight either before or after their meal. Located on a ridge above the lodge are three yurts available for rent and furnished with wood stoves, propane cook stoves and fuel, lanterns, cookware and dishes/silverware, coffe pot, paper products, firewood, and beds with foam mats. Two of the yurts can sleep up to 8 people each and there is a special Honeymoon Yurt tucked away in the forest that sleeps up to 4. Visitors need to bring their own bedding and toiletries and can either choose to bring food to cook or eat at the lodge.
Surrounded by some of the best cross country skiing in the nation, these immaculately groomed trails extend right from your doorstep within the North Valley Trail System. And if skiing isn’t your style, there is an extensive system of snowshoe trails with beautiful views and snowshoe rentals can be found right at the lodge.
TMI Tours of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho can design an exclusive Full Moon Idaho Ski Vacation for your family or group this winter. Contact Rhonda Sand or Linda Bruno for complete details and availability at 1-800-975-7775 or [email protected]. We are your Idaho Winter Vacation specialists.