Sure, you love tubing, skiing and snowboarding on the mountain when the snow flies, but when it melts, SILVER MOUNTAIN is your place for biking, riding, dining and more (silvermt.com).
Take the scenic GONDOLA RIDE up from the base for any number of events, including Northwest Cup for the best of downhill mountain bike racing, Aug. 2-3, or BrewsFest, featuring more than two dozen breweries and cideries, Aug. 17.
Bring your MOUNTAIN BIKE for groomed trails at all ability levels, and epic scenery from the top-rated bike park in the Northwest. No bike? No problem. Grab a rental. You can even take lessons from their expert instructors.
Fridays are RIDE-AND-DINE nights, which includes a lift ticket and barbecue huckleberry rib dinner plus live music from some of the area’s favorite entertainers.
Rather GOLF than bike? Silver Mountain has you covered. Book a tee time at Galena Ridge, which offers an amazing $32 twilight golf special after 3 pm — it stays light until at least 9 pm — and youth accompanying a paid adult play for free!
HIKERS will appreciate the opportunity to see wildlife, pick huckleberries and see some beautiful countryside on two well-marked, interpretive trails.
There’s enough to do at Silver Mountain, you may want to STAY OVERNIGHT. The Morning Star Lodge makes it affordable to do so, with group discounts, and access to Silver Rapids waterpark included for all guests. Add a second day and stay overnight (packages starting at $46).
Additional stay-and-play packages make staying on the mountain a must-do at least once this summer: golf starting at $73.75; biking (includes lift ticket) starting at $74.25; rafting (in partnership with ROW adventures) starting at $78.25; and the romance package (includes complimentary wine or champagne) starting at $96.
Native American dancers, drummers, food concessionaires, authentic tribal artists and craftspeople return to the Kootenai County Fairgrounds for one of the largest powwows in the nation. Don’t miss the Grand Entry, with horses and riders in full regalia. $10 adults, children 12 and under free; Friday night Grand Entry 7 pm, Saturday Grand Entry 1 pm and 7 pm; Sunday Grand Entry 1 pm.
Award-winning Broadway producer Laura Little brings First Date back to Coeur d’Alene, for a special dinner theater engagement. Watch and laugh as a date unfolds in real time, and twists from dating disaster to something special before their dinner check arrives. Theater-style seating $35, dinner and the show $55; Thursday-Sunday 7:30 pm; Sunday 2 pm; Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn. Call 208-765-3200 for tickets or visit lauralittletheatricals.com.
The Shook Twins at Live After 5
The Shook Twins return to their home state to share their unique brand of quirky folk music, resplendent with layered harmonies, acoustic instrumentation and occasional beat boxing. $10; 5-8 pm; McEuen Park