Top Five Winter Activities in Bear Lake

Top Five Winter Activities in Bear Lake

Snowmobile the Bear Lake Valley

Whether you own a snowmobile or rent, riding the 350 miles of groomed trails in Bear Lake valley is a winter adventure to experience. With challenging runs and spectacular views of Bear Lake, snowmobiling is fun for snowmobilers of all ability levels. The season starts in late November and extends to April. For our Idaho riders, Idaho law requires your snowmobile to be registered. Read more about rules and regulations here.

For snowmobile rentals, check out Bloominite Rentals and Bear Lake Fun.

Fat Tire Bike in the Snow

Don’t let the snow stop you from mountain biking this winter. Rent a fat tire bike and take it out on the trails surrounding Bear Lake. Rentals from Epic Recreation come in youth medium and large sizes and are best-ridden on groomed areas. 

Snow Tube “The Sinks”

Looking for a low-tech, high thrills activity for all ages? Try snowtubing “the Sinks,” just off Logan Canyon road. Just remember to dress warmly and bring a thermos, as this area is known for its bitterly cold temperatures. Rent tubes for just $15 a half day or $30 for a full day at Epic Recreation. 

Ice Fish Bear Lake

Ice fish in Bear Lake, known for its four species of fish that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Come in January for the Bear Lake Monster Winterfest and try its most notable fish, the Cisco, caught fresh from the frozen lake by brave fishermen from around the area. Learn more here.

Ski and Snowboard Beaver Mountain

Get away from the crowds and ski Beaver Mountain, just 20 minutes from Bear Lake. Daily rental packages are available for both skiing and snowboarding, along with lessons and passes. Fuel up at Beaver Mountain Grill right at the lodge on the mountain.