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Are you looking to discover more about Idaho and all it has to offer? Congratulations, you’ve come to the right place! FYIdaho is a source of fun and interesting ideas to help you connect with the communities, outdoor recreation, and quality of life that make Idaho, Idaho.  We hope you’ll find some uniquely Idaho things to do around this great state and maybe learn something along the way.  

 

So welcome, we’re so glad you’re here! We hope you’ll stay awhile and discover for yourself why Idaho is such a special place to call home.

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Adventure Skiing in Idaho

For many Idahoans, winter means skiing, skiing and more skiing. But if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous than your average ski hill, don’t worry, Idaho won’t let you down. Here are four VERY unique ways to enjoy Idaho’s powder. 

Whatever you decide to do out there we hope you enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibly – make sure you have the right equipment, check conditions, and if you’re new to a sport consider hiring a guide to help get you started. Leave us a comment and let us know what you like to do during an Idaho Winter. 

Are You Ready for a Hike?

Hiking can mean a lot of different things, depending on who you ask – from a walk in the woods to summiting the tallest peaks in Idaho. No matter where you’re heading outdoors, make sure you go prepared for any scenario. 

The “Ten Essentials” is a basic list of survival items that’s been around for decades. These categories are just recommendations, and the items can be tailored based on the intensity of the outing. 

The Ten Essentials: 

1. Navigation
2. Clothing
3. Sunscreen
4. Light
5. Water
6. Food
7. Knife
8. Fire
9. Shelter
10. First Aid

Is Your Beer From Idaho? 

Is your beer from Idaho? You might be surprised by the number of local craft breweries, and some not-so-local breweries, that get their ingredients from Idaho.

Idaho is the #1 producer of barley and the #2 producer of hops in the nation. Both of which are the main ingredients in, you guessed it, beer. Farmers in Idaho produce about 43 million bushels of barley a year and over 18 million pounds of hops. Some of the biggest breweries with names you’d probably recognize get their ingredients from Idaho. 

Being close to the source of ingredients has wooed brew masters to the gem state, making Idaho one of the fastest-growing craft-beer industries in the country, with Idaho now boasting over 80 craft breweries.

From Sandpoint to McCall, Boise to Idaho Falls, there are lots of brew festivals you can experience around the state. And in April Idaho celebrates craft beer month, which is a great time to take a walk and explore the breweries in your town. 

Special Thanks to:

Anheuser-Busch
Grand Teton Brewery
Herman Ronnenberg
Hunga Dunga Brewery
Jackson Farms
Portneuf Valley Brewing
Reed Farms
Sockeye Brewery
Stein Distributing Company Inc.
Teton Geotourism Center
Treefort Music Festival – Alefort
The Aslins
The Festival at Sandpoint

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