The FYI North Idaho Blog

Logger’s Fun Day

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

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

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 for details

Ski or Board North Idaho

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

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 […]

Oktoberfest Celebrations

The end of summer means a plethora of Oktoberfest celebrations in North Idaho. Starting this Friday, September 27 is Downtown Coeur d’Alene’s annual event. The opening ceremony and official tapping of the first keg takes place at 5pm on 2nd & Sherman. Friday evening’s festivities end at 8pm. The event picks back up on Saturday, […]

Art in the Wild

Friends of Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge are hosting Art in the Wild, a nature-themed, juried art show 10am – 4pm this Saturday, September 21 at the Refuge, 287 Westside Rd., Bonners Ferry. A bird walk, led by an expert birder, departs from the Refuge’s Education Barn at 9 am. Sculpture, photography, paintings, drawings, jewelry and baskets […]

New Eateries Opening

As we near the end of the summer season here in North Idaho we find many new eateries opening in and around Coeur d’Alene. Teriyaki Grill opened on Old Mill Loop in the Riverstone development off Northwest Blvd in Coeur d’Alene. They are open 11am – 9pm, 7 days a week. 208-292-4977 or All-American Burgers & […]


PAUL BUNYAN DAYS IN ST. MAIRES – Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 Carnival, logger contests, live music, rodeo, Civil War reenactment, parade, quilt show, antique snowmobile show, vendor booths, and the famous fireworks. Free contests – cash prizes!

Schweitzer Fall Fest

Fall Fest feat. Northwest Microbrews Saturday August 31, 2013 – Monday September 02, 2013 Schweitzer is celebrating the 21st anniversary of Fall Fest with continuing as a three day event. That’s right, three days of great fun, great music and great beer! This year they’ll be serving up several regional wines, hard ciders and over […]