Idaho Attractions, Small Towns December 24, 2017
by Emerson 8 Enchanting Idaho Towns That Feel Like You’ve Fallen Into A Snow Globe
Winter is truly Idaho’s most lovely time of year. As the snow starts to pile up, some towns start to resemble something like a scene out of a snow globe. It’s hard not to love winter when you live in such a beautiful place like the Gem State. The eight towns listed here always look pretty spectacular throughout the year, but they truly shine during winter. How many have you visited?
A quintessential northern Idaho town, Sandpoint is stunning all year long. However, the town is especially magical during the winter months. Sandpoint is probably most well-known for being home to Schweitzer Mountain Resort, making it a popular ski and snowboarding destination. The quaint town looks pretty stunning covered in a thick blanket of snow.
2. St. Maries
St. Maries is a relatively small north Idaho town of only 2,400 people. Offering up the most beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities, this quaint town is one of Idaho's most amazing hidden gems. During winter, the snowy landscape is simply breathtaking!
Stanley is a popular recreational town. Since it sits at the foot of the Sawtooth Recreation Area, it serves as a good base camp for adventurers. Stanley is actually known as
one of the coldest places on earth
and it certainly lives up to that title.
4. Sun Valley
Sun Valley is one of Idaho's most iconic winter towns. In fact, it's probably one of the most well-known ski towns in the world. This beautiful town is definitely something you need to experience during the winter since most of the town is geared towards winter recreation. The main strip of the town even looks like something you would see out of a Hallmark Christmas movie (in a good way).
Wallace is known as being one of Idaho's most historic towns. The town's many historic buildings look absolutely delightful all covered in pure white snow. During the winter months, this charming town literally looks frozen in time.
This list wouldn't be complete without the inclusion of McCall, which is arguably
place to be in Idaho during winter. This town lives and breathes winter. The famed
McCall Winter Carnival
which features dozens of extravagant snow sculptures is an absolute must for all Idahoans.
Although it's the fifth largest city in the state, Pocatello is a vastly underrated winter town. Located in the Portneuf Valley, the region is gorgeous during winter time. There are tons of winter adventures to be had here in this city rich with history and western culture.
8. Bonners Ferry
Another small north Idaho town, Bonners Ferry is characterized by cold, snowy winters. They valley is scattered with small ranches and homesteads which look truly charming under thick layers of snow.
What snowy Idaho towns would you add to this list? Take full advantage of Idaho’s beauty during winter and check out these
8 Awesome Places You Must Visit This Winter In Idaho.
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