Winter Activities

Winter activities in the Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho area including access to excellent snowmobiling, winter carnivals, brew fests, and snowshoeing on any of our local hiking trails in winter covered in snow!


The two major areas include Roman Nose in the Selkirk Mountains and Canuck Basin in the Purcell Mountains. Take a look at these websites for more ideas on where to take advantage of this fun sport and other winter activities.

Winter Carnival 

January 12th -15th, is a long week of pure fun, celebrating the best of the snowy season…indoors and out. It takes place in Sandpoint, approx. 46 miles to the North on Highway 95, all around town and on Schweitzer Mountain, too. The mountain is the scene of fireworks displays, a torchlight parade, bonfire and snow sculptures. The “Parade of Lights,” in downtown Sandpoint, gives onlookers a great view of fun floats created by businesses and community organizations.

Sleigh Rides

Ice Skating

Ice Fishing

Cold weather brings good ice fishing opportunities at many of the lakes in the area.

Keep watch of the Panhandle Region fishing report!

If snowboarding and skiing is your bag, the opportunities are endless in North Idaho and surrounding regions.