Bear Lake splits its time between being a summer hot spot and a snowy haven in the winter. Take advantage of the peak winter months and see how many activities you can cross off your list this winter.
Snowshoeing is an excellent workout in its own right, but have you tried it around the frozen shoreline of Bear Lake? Groomed trails paralleling the shore, backed by snowcapped mountains, make for a quiet and pristine winter workout. Check out nearby Logan Canyon and Idaho’s Emigration Canyon for even more scenic trails.
Grab some gloves, binoculars, and a zoom lens and see what birds you can spot around Bear Lake. The north shore of Bear Lake is designated as the Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Over 1,760 acres of marsh, open water, and grasslands have been dedicated to preserving bird and wildlife habitats. In the winter, you’re sure to spot mergansers, chukars, bald and golden eagles, and maybe even a Great Horned Owl.
Whatever your speed of winter fun looks like, you can find your pace in Bear Lake. From high thrills snowmobiling to sledding and tubing with the kids, you name it, our mountains have it. Fat tire biking, ski biking, and winter fishing are just a few sleeper options you may not have considered. Night skiing at Beaver Mountain happens twice a month from 5 pm to 9 pm. Regular skiing at Beaver is great; night skiing is exceptional. Get cozy at the Beaver Mountain Cafe, which stays open for you to close down the night with dinner and hot cocoa at the lodge.