Mark your calendar for these epic ski and boarding adventures that await you in Idaho
January is time for a new calendar and we have the dates to know when it comes to local skiing. Celebrate Silver Mountain’s 52nd annual JACKASS DAY Jan. 10-11 when lift tickets are only $12, the same price they were on opening day in 1967, says Gus Colburn, marketing manager. That’s a $31-$46 savings for more than 1,600 acres of skiable terrain.
“We will be celebrating with a birthday cake and singing happy birthday in Moguls at 2 pm,” Colburn says. “Those who skied here when it was Jackass are encouraged to attend and wear any merchandise or gear they have from those days.”
On Saturday, Jan. 11, enjoy $12 night-ski tickets after 3 pm.
Get ready to get down Feb. 1 at Kellogg’s UPTOWN THROWDOWN in collaboration with local Radio Brewing. Show your stuff on special ramps and jumps while the party goes on around you.
On Feb. 8, it’s DAY 56 NIGHT SKI in honor of Silver Mountain’s 56th day of the season. “The theme is light up the night, so bright attire and wearable illumination is encouraged,” Colburn says. Tickets are $15; $8 with four food cans to benefit Silver Valley Food Bank, 3-9 pm. Visit silvermt.com for more info.
Do you own a Toyota, Scion or Lexus? Drive it to your ski destination on TOYOTA SKI FREE DAY, Jan. 24 at Schweitzer, and Jan. 31 at Silver. On Jan. 25, enjoy free access to Nordic trails at Schweitzer.
Look out for fun at LOOKOUT PASS, with 540 skiable acres, most of them geared towards intermediate, advanced and expert skiers.
Jan. 12 is WINTER CARNIVAL FAMILY FUN DAY, including silly games for adults and kids alike. Adults can enter the “wife-carrying contest,” while kids and adults can try the three-legged race, egg carrying contest, and try their hand at snow bowling. Prizes will be awarded for all kinds of winners or just watch and enjoy the mountain brewfest and grilled brats available until 2 pm.
On Feb. 23, celebrate FAT TUESDAY at Lookout, with a barbecue and gumbo party, drinks and beads. Visit skilookout.com.
Hot Winter Nights
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The Coeur d’Alene Resort’s Hot Winter Nights are back by popular demand. They’ve turned their giant infinity pool into a hot tub, complete with a lakeside bar, warming fires and hot toddies. Overnight packages start at $199.
Sing along with the talented dueling piano players at the NYC Piano Bar. Song requests are taken all night and a full dinner service is offered until 10 pm. Shows run daily from 8-11:30 pm; 208-930-1504.
Bingo Night at Slate Creek
Every Friday night is bingo night and a chance to raise money for a different local nonprofit at Slate Creek Brewing. Warning, there will be rhymes, jokes, a megaphone and a good time for all. 7-9 pm; $1 cash donation suggested per bingo card.