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North Idaho is the perfect place to spend a snowy winter day! Check out this list of our favorite outdoor snow day activities.


The Cutest Little Free Library

We are lucky to have one of the best little free libraries right here in Coeur d’Alene!  Sharalee Armitage Howard, who works at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, transformed an aging cottonwood tree in her front yard into an adorable community library. It looks extra magical covered in snow! Little Free Library is a nonprofit that fosters a love of reading by giving communities a place to trade books of all kinds. There are more than 75,000 registered Little Free Libraries around the world. This one is located at 716 N A St in Downtown CDA.

Click below to see more Little Free Libraries near you and to find out how you can open yourself!

Little Free Library Map – Little Free Library

Sledding at Cherry Hill

Cold grey days getting you down? You might need to feel the thrill of racing down an icy hill with only a piece of plastic between you and the frozen ground.  This 30 acre park is located at 1718 North 15th Street and is a favorite spot for sledding. This hill is well known, so don’t expect to have it all to yourself. Even if you don’t have young children you are never too old to enjoy an afternoon of sledding!

Snowmobile Tours

If you are looking for an exciting outdoor winter activity check out these snowmobile tours! With your guide in the lead, you’ll drive your snowmobile on groomed and ungroomed trails, stopping at spectacular areas to take photos and enjoying snacks and beverages while also learning about some of the rich natural history and lore of our very special area. After returning to our Summit Lodge and reviewing maps of where you’ve toured and perhaps some awesome photos, you’ll once again ride the ski lift back down to the village and take a last stop at our reception area.

No prior riding experience is required. Bring the entire family or your small group, and have some fun on the tops of the mountains just like the skiers do!

Snowmobile tours · Selkirk Powder ®


Silver Mountain 

With two mountains offering a variety of terrain and blanketed by over 300 inches of snow, Silver Mountain is a family fun destination. Located right off I-90, the family can enjoy an indoor waterpark and luxurious lodging after a day on the slopes

Lookout Pass

Conveniently located off Interstate 90 on the Idaho-Montana border, Lookout Pass provides pristine, uncrowded skiing for all ages and skill levels.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Snowshoe Hikes

There are many wonderful snowshoeing trails in North Idaho. Beginners may want to take a guided tour like the one below.

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