The Hottest Cold Spots in Southwest Idaho


Southwest Idaho is all about exploring. That doesn’t stop when it snows. If you’re looking for fun in the snow, then Southwest Idaho is the place for you.

McCall, Idaho gets an average of 132 inches of snow a year! The snow starts in November and lasts until May – sometimes even into June! If you are looking for some great snow, look no further. Whether you want to find skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice fishing, or just a little sledding, you need to take a trip.

  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Ice Fishing
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Snowmobiling to Hot Springs!

Southwest Idaho has some of the best natural warm springs in the world. You haven’t experienced winter until you are in the mountains surrounded by snow… in a swimming suit. Visitors can also take and adventure on a snowmobile to the hot springs for an epic soak.

HOT Snow Events

Do you want to visit a cozy mountain town for one of the best winter festivals in America? Do you want to see a garden glow (not just grow)? Southwest Idaho knows how to have a good time.

Winter Wonderland – Caldwell, Idaho

Mid-November through mid-January

To kick off the holiday season the city of Caldwell will use almost 600,000 lights to decorate the historic downtown! Not to mention the additional 35,000 lights they use to construct a tunnel feature along Indian Creek. Don’t miss out on this spectacular free light show.

McCall Winter Carnival – McCall, Idaho

Late January through early February

Enjoy the famous snow sculptures, torchlight and Mardi Gras Parades. Plus, live music and daily events spanning everything from comedy shows to art auctions to the Monster Dog Pull and much more!

Winter Garden aGlow – Boise, Idaho

Late November through early January

Join us at the Idaho Botanical Garden and see our dazzling display of over 300,000 sparkling lights artfully displayed throughout the holiday season.

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Photos: Gary Ertter and Activity Barn McCall, courtesy of Visit Southwest Idaho