Welcome To Winter Show Is This Weekend; Free To Public


Idaho winter-you either love it or hate it. But one thing is for certain, if you live in eastern Idaho, you better learn how to deal with it. It's coming.

To make winter easier to deal with this year, Idaho Falls Magazine is teaming up with SnoWest Magazine, Riverbend Communications and Action Motor Sports to sponsor the first ever "Welcome to Winter" community event.

"Although many eastern Idaho residents have discovered that winter is an exciting time of year (the worlds' best skiing and snowmobiling is found here)," said Steve Janes, publisher of SnoWest Magazine, "we want to show everyone all the exciting things that are available to do during winter."

Welcome To Winter will be free to the public and is based on the theme If you're going to live in Eastern Idaho, you better enjoy winter. "And we're going to show you all the ways you can,"  Janes explained.

The event will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 1568 Hitt Road in Idaho Falls (just south of the round-about at Hitt and Lincoln across the street from Smith RV in the Home Emporium building). A large empty building will be transformed in to a two-day mini-mall with everything good about winter found inside. There will also be seminars presented every 30 minutes from experts within the recreation industry describing both how to get started and involved into a particular type of winter recreation, as well as how to learn advanced skills and safety training.

The 18,000 square foot facility located in an industrial/business center features plenty of parking and room for 100 10-by-10 booths so venders and enthusiasts can set up shop to highlight all the things available to make winter exciting.

The show will begin Friday at 4 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. Saturday the show will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Following the event on Saturday afternoon, there will be a fundraiser for the Bonneville County Sheriff's Search and Rescue sponsored by Boondockers. The Boondockers BCSSR will feature an open house starting at 5 p.m. followed by the showing of the Boondockers 9 video at 7 p.m. For more information.

Eastern Idaho is a great location for some of the best outdoor opportunities in the world. There are plenty of winter activities within a very short drive from Idaho Falls.

"We want to promote these activities, show the public how they can get involved in these activities and celebrate winter as an exciting time of season . not just something that has to be endured," Janes said.

Eastern Idaho is also home to some major players in the winter sports community, particularly for snowmobiling. Action Motor Sports has long been one of the premier power sports dealers in the area. But winter can be more than just about snowmobiling and skiing. There will also be opportunities to learn how to deal with ice covered winter roads or drifted-in driveways.

The show will highlight both downhill and cross country skiing opportunities along with snowmobile trails and rental opportunities. There definitely will be something for everyone during the two day event which is open free to the public.

For more information contact Robin Black at (208) 542-2204.

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