Winter Play

Snowkiting down a ski hillFinding ways to play in the wintertime takes some effort. But if you are willing to try something new, Idaho offers all sorts of opportunities for winter activities.

The McCall Curling club takes on this ancient sport. Cross-country skiers try skijoring at the McPaws Iditarod. Windsurfers reinvent their sport to catch the snow and wind in Idaho’s open spaces. The North Idaho Trail Blazers pit their skills and their machines against the challenges of driving in Idaho’s snow-covered backcountry and some generous, but slightly crazy Idahoans dive into winter in the Great Polar Bear Challenge.

Outdoor Idaho: Winter Play looks at some of the not-so-typical ways to make winter fun.