February in the Boise area is a bit tricky. Winter is still hanging around, but with a promise of longer days and milder temperatures. We even teased the sun out last week, hitting a balmy 60 degrees in Boise. Yet, snow showers and rain remind us that winter hasn't quite bid adieu. Don't worry; February is a brief chapter, and spring is just around the corner. In the meantime, let's make the most of this transitional month with a variety of activities to keep you entertained!
For those who love the thrill of winter sports, our local ski resorts are still buzzing with energy. February offers a sweet spot – post-holidays and less crowded slopes. Whether you're into skiing, snowshoeing, or cross-country adventures in the mountain areas, Boise's surroundings have got you covered. For a unique experience, try your hand at ice fishing for perch on the frozen Lake Cascade, just a little over an hour's drive from Boise.
If frolicking in the snow isn't your scene, how about a trip to Idaho wine country? February is the perfect time to explore our diverse wineries and savor some fantastic Idaho wines. It's a booming industry that deserves its own spotlight – stay tuned for a future blog post diving into this fascinating world!
For a more relaxed outdoor experience, take a stroll along the Boise River and embrace the tranquility of the greenbelt. While floating might be a bit too chilly right now, the scenic beauty is worth the leisurely walk.
Sports enthusiasts, rejoice! Attend a Boise State Broncos basketball game for an exciting and lively experience.
Feeling spontaneous? Jump in the car and embark on a road trip! The McCall Winter Carnival awaits on February 23-24th, offering a fantastic opportunity to explore this charming town's winter wonders.
Yes, February might test our patience as we eagerly await spring, but with so much to explore in southwest Idaho, March will be here before you know it. Embrace the last traces of winter, make memories, and let the anticipation for spring add a sprinkle of excitement to your February adventures!