The weather outside may be frightful, but Post Falls offers family friendly activities during the winter months that will keep your body feeling energized and help prevent those dreary cabin blues.
Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing
With a variety of terrain and parks, Post Falls is a great place to get out and explore equipped with your cross country skis or snowshoes. If venturing out on your own seems a little intimidating, fear not, Post Falls Recreation Division offers snowshoeing and cross country skiing classes and trips.
We are fortunate to have a newly built, modern ice rink right in our midst. Promoting life-long recreational and entertainment activities for the North Idaho community, Frontier Ice Arena offers: Learn to Skate, Learn to Play Hockey, Drop in Hockey, Drop in Broomball as well as Open Skate Sessions. To play at the ice rink, check out their schedule (www.frontiericearena.org) or drop in at 3525 W. Seltice Way, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Of course sledding and tubing are a favorite winter activity, but how often do the kids get to go sledding with you? Take them by surprise by initiating this activity yourself. If you would like to go with a group, the City of Post Falls Recreation Division offers a family snow tubing trip on the party bus in late January/early February. However you hit the hills, bundle up tight and have fun on one of these area sledding hills…
Black Bay Park – Located off 3rd Avenue on Bay Street, Post Falls, ID
Cherry Hill – Located off North 15th Street (North of 1-90) Coeur d’Alene, ID
CdA Golf Course (driving range area) – Located at 2321 W. Fairway Coeur d’Alene, ID
The Outdoor Pursuits program at North Idaho College (NIC) offers classes and clinics on snowshoeing and cross country skiing. They also rent snowshoes in addition to ski and snowboard gear. For information contact Jon Totten, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-769-7809, or stop by the Outdoor Center in McLain Hall (south entrance).
Upcoming classes, clinics and trips are listed on NIC’s Events webpage: http://www.nic.edu/events/?type=10
Did You Know?
Most of the area ski resorts have partnered with select gas stations to offer special discounted lift tickets? For locations and info check out www.skiandridesuperthursday.com.