Ready for a winter wonderland getaway to Twin Falls and Sun Valley? Check off these Idaho bucket-list items and create core memories with your family. Follow along for the 6 best things to do on your winter trip to Twin Falls and Hailey.

  1. Start at the Twin Falls Visitor Center for information.
  2. Explore Downtown Twin & Dine at 2nd South Market across the street.
  3. Nordic Ski Magic Mountain & Diamond Field Jacks south of Twin Falls.
  4. Dine at Cutthroat Club in Bellevue and see extreme skiing for a true Idaho experience.
  5. Skate at the Ice Rink in Sun Valley & view stunning Art Galleries
  6. Nordic Ski Galena Summit on the north end of the Wood River Valley.

Twin Falls

Magic Mountain family snowshoeing.

The Twin Falls Visitor Center has visitor guides and Idaho souvenirs to grab on your way to town. Here you’ll see the snow covered Snake River Canyon and the massive Perrine Bridge. The Canyon Rim Trail is open all winter long for you to enjoy expansive views. Drive Downtown Twin to relax and enjoy. Find 3 breweries, many locally owned restaurants, 2nd South Market Food Hall, Hands On Pottery Painting Studio, Golf In, Bearded Axe Throwing, and Twin Blades to do something fun with your family.

Nordic Ski Magic Mountain and Diamond Field Jacks just an hour south of Twin Falls. You can rent your equipment at Magic Mountain’s lodge and follow the groomed trails around the ski hill. Diamond Field Jacks offers a small tubing hill and snowmobiling access.

Find hotels and other accommodations in Twin Falls here:


Skier behind horse in Idaho
Image by Giorgibranding

The Wood River Extreme Ski Joring Association puts on a fun event every February for the whole family. In Bellevue, on your way from Twin Falls to Sun Valley, stop for the Extreme Ski competition. Watch as athletes give the crowd a thrill and even ski behind horses! Learn more about the tradition at While you’re in Bellevue you must stop at the Cutthroat Club for a true Idaho experience. They have delicious and locally sourced food from steak to fried oysters.

Find more information about local events here:

Sun Valley & Ketchum

Visiting Sun Valley and Ketchum in the winter time is a great idea! You can walk around the wonderland scene and pop into beautiful local stores. The local art galleries in Sun Valley are always great! The Sun Valley Museum of Art is always a great choice to visit, and there are dozens more. Find a local’s guide to art galleries in Sun Valley here:

Glide under the open sky at the Sun Valley Ice Rink. A winter trip isn’t complete without a family skate day in the valley. Enjoy stunning views of the mountains all around.

Don’t miss out on a meal at Pioneer Saloon in Ketchum. The historic building hosts a Western-themed restaurant that serves some of the best prime rib & fillets around. Once you’ve loaded up on hearty food, the family will be ready to take on a nordic skiing day at Galena Summit. There are rentals at the lodge and you can get your nordic trail pass here too. Get more information about trails here:

Find a list of hotels to stay in the Wood River Valley here: