Welcome to North Idaho

North Idaho includes portions of Idaho’s most scenic mountain ranges – the Selkirk, Cabinet, Coeur d’Alene, and Bitterroot Mountains.

The waters of the Pend Oreille, Coeur d’Alene, and Priest Lakes, set against lush evergreen mountains, makes Idaho’s northern region an unforgettable vacation paradise. After the glaciers of the last great ice age melted, they left beautiful lakes, mountains, rivers, and fertile valleys.

The Coeur d’Alene, Kaniksu, and St. Joe National Forests encompass the Idaho Panhandle National Forest region. We invite you to experience and discover all of this in magnificent North Idaho.

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Plan your visit to vibrant regions across North Idaho in any of the four seasons. Great things are happening in North Idaho all year long!

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Logger’s Fun Day

Posted on Apr 16, 2014

Head up to Nordman, Idaho (near Priest Lake) on Saturday, April 19 and check out the 35th annual Logger’s Fun Day. Events start at noon and include logging competitions (cross cut, axe throw, chain saw, pole walk & tug-o-war) plus great food and drink specials.  

Free Ski School

Posted on Feb 06, 2014

Lookout Pass offers a FREE ski school to youngsters ages 6 to 17 every Saturday from January 11 to March 15. Beginner sessions run from 10am to 11:15am. Intermediate and Advanced sessions are from 11:30am to 12:45pm. Register on Lookout Pass’ website. Additional private and group lessons are also available for skiers of all ages […]

North Idaho B&B Christmas Open House

Posted on Dec 06, 2013

North Idaho Bed & Breakfast Christmas Open House Sunday – December 8, 2013 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Western Pleasures in Sandpoint Log Spirit in Athol Cedar Springs in Rathdrum The Roosevelt in Coeur d’Alene Call 765-5200 or visit www.nibba.com for details

Ski or Board North Idaho

Posted on Nov 05, 2013

Schweitzer Mountain Resort, one of the premier winter resorts in the Northwest overlooking the town of Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille, is famous for its massive bowls and breathtaking views. Lookout Pass Ski Area (the best learning hill in the Northwest and a phenomenal value for beginners) is on the Montana-Idaho border near Wallace. Its […]

Idaho Facts

Posted on Oct 01, 2013

Some interesting facts about Idaho: How high is Idaho? Mt. Borah 12,655 Six peaks over 12,000 feet Sixteen 11,000 feet or higher Thirty 10,000 feet or higher Over ninety between 8,000 and 10,000 feet Total land area in Idaho 52,972,000 acres 63% is public land 3,100 miles of rivers, more than any other state State […]