Winter Activities in Rexburg, Idaho

Winter Activities in Rexburg, Idaho
Rexburg, a city of approximately 27,000 residents, is located in the southeastern corner of Idaho. With an elevation of 4,865 feet and annual snowfall averaging 66 inches, Rexburg is a great place to visit for those who enjoy outdoor winter recreation. Rexburg offers many diverse parks and recreational facilities for visitors, and Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve are all located within a two- to three-hour drive from the city.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Located in the Targhee National Forest only 23 miles from Rexburg, Kelly Canyon Ski Resort has 26 ski trails and over 640 acres of available skiing area. This resort offers a wide range of challenging downhill trails and wide runs---the longest is 6,900 feet. All major runs are well lighted for night skiing. There are three rated ski trails from easiest to most difficult, and certified instructors can give individual or group skiing lessons as needed. The Kelly Canyon Nordic area also includes 24 miles of cross-country ski trails and a variety of back-country skiing options. Skis, snowboards, helmets and other gear can be rented on-site.

Kelly Canyon Ski Resort
5488 E Kelly Canyon Road
Ririe, ID 83443


Rexburg, and the surrounding area of Madison, Jefferson and Teton counties, features over 280 miles of groomed trails and thousands of acres of off-trail riding area for snowmobiling. Riders have the option of sledding on established trails between the Rexburg, Driggs and Tetonia, or riding in more isolated locales. Guided tours of Yellowstone Park and other areas as well as snowmobile rentals are also available in nearby Driggs.

Teton Valley Adventures
91 E. Little
Driggs, ID 83422

Winter Festivals

The City of Rexburg Snowfest is an annual event held at Smith Park offering many winter activities for adults and children to enjoy. Grownups can participate in sledding and downhill races, ski and snowboard rail jam or even take a frosty dip in ice-cold water during the Polar Bear Swim. Kids will enjoy the Snow Bank Treasure Hunt, decorating snowmen and indulging in snow graffiti. Most events are held outside during the festival and are free of charge.

City of Rexburg
Smith Park
Corner of Main and Third E.
Rexburg, ID 83440
208-359-3020 ext. 310


Article Written By Barbara Biehler

Barbara Biehler is a freelance writer who has written articles for various websites, as well as online specialty courses for She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Central Florida and over 15 years experience in business development, sales and marketing. An avid gardener, cook and voracious reader, Biehler resides with her family near Nashville, Tennessee.

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