So, if you’ve taken a step outside, you know there’s a major cold front hitting Idaho. Some places are getting hit by snow, especially in McCall, Nampa, and a lot of South East Idaho. 

 

You’re probably thinking about how on earth you’re going to stay warm doing really ANY activity outdoors right now. But, this one may be your answer.

 

But first, let’s take a look at the cold front coming in.

 

This storm and winter advisory may actually be a good thing, though! Idaho was predicting a drought, so the snow falling has been a huge relief for locals. Especially farmers.

 

Here’s more on that:

 

As Drought Looms, McCall Snow Storm Could Be Answer

 

This winter has actually been surprisingly dry (even though the temperatures have been low, per usual) compared to other years.

 

I mean, take a look at winter in Boise in 2017 - that was a hoot!

 

Snowmageddon 2017

It was the winter that we'll never forget in the Treasure Valley -- scroll down to see these freezing cold photos

 

But with all this cold weather, you might be thinking - is there a way to stay warm? Or do I just have to stay inside to prevent freezing to death?

 

Well, great question!

 

And the answer is no. You can actually do this activity OUTSIDE and still STAY WARM!

 

What is it, you ask? Going to the hot springs! Here is the ultimate list of locations nearby:

 

7 Relaxing Idaho Hot Springs Less Than 3 Hours From Boise Perfect for a Winter Soak

We know that no one likes when their favorite natural hot springs spot gets shared with the entire world, so we put together a list of pools that are commercial businesses located a short drive from Boise. These are small businesses that deserve Idaho's support!

 

But the list doesn’t end there. Idaho is full of “clothing optional” hot springs. You know, if you’re into that kind of thing.

 

Here’s the list of nude hot springs:

 

These 5 Nude Hot Springs in Idaho Might Make You Blush

 

Private Hotsprings Pool at SnowSprings Pool House One Hour From Boise Airbnb

This stunning Airbnb Cabin is only about an hour drive from Boise. Get quite a staycation, complete with private hotsprings and unbelievable views. The rock work and massive wooden columns are quite impressive.

 

There are also some other really fun winter activities to do in Idaho. They may be a little chillier than some hot springs, but no less fun!

Our personal favorite? Snow Tubing!

 

Here are the top 10 Snow Tubing spots in Idaho:

 

TOP 10 snow tubing hills in Idaho

 

7 of Idaho's Most Epic Snow Tubing Adventures Ranked Shortest to Longest

If you measure a tubing hill's "epicness" by how long the run is, these are the best of the best in Idaho!

 

Can You Help Us Solve The Mystery Of These 15 McCall Winter Carnival Snow Sculptures?

Sometimes when you go to McCall Winter Carnival on the second weekend you realize that some of the snow sculptures had a tough week. But they're cool, so you take pictures of them anyway. Any chance you can help us piece together what these were?

 

Sneak a Peak at McCall Winter Carnival's 19 Marvelous Snow Sculptures

After a year away, McCall Winter Carnival is back and will run through February 6. These are 19 of sculptures waiting for you when you get there!