Idaho is known for great skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and other great winter activities. This includes trudging through the snow to create, or at least enjoy, magnificent snow and ice sculptures. Every year, towns put on Winter festivals that highlight outdoor art that can only be seen in the Winter. If you want to experience the joy of these wintry sculptures, you’ll want to add McCall and Driggs, Idaho to your Winter bucket list.
9th Annual SNOWSCAPES & SNOW BALL /Jan 14-18, 2020, Driggs, Idaho
The annual Teton Valley Great Snow Fest takes place in downtown Driggs at the base of the Teton Mountains. The Fest commences with a community snow stomp, where everyone trudges through a snowy area, preparing bases for incredible ice sculptures that will be shaped and sculpted. Creativity, fun and friendly competition make this a popular free community event that celebrates our abundant local winter resource, SNOW! https://www.driggssnowscapes.org/
Dates: January 24 – February 2, 2020 /Theme: “It’s a kids world!” McCall, Idaho
Artists from all over the West will come to McCall to participate in the Annual Idaho Snow Sculpting Championship. This competition has an outstanding reputation for providing the opportunity for artists to create sculptures in a scale much larger than would be possible in any other medium. The artistic experience and the camaraderie with fellow artists make this competition a truly fun and rewarding artistic experience. The event will be located downtown with the lake and Brundage Mountain as a back drop. https://visitmccall.org/events/winter-carnival/