Craters Winter Activities

January 04, 2016

Craters of the Moon News Release

Contact: Visitor Center staff

Phone number: 208-527-1335
Date: 1/4/2016

Winter Events at Craters of the Moon






Thanks to recent storms, the skiing and snowshoeing are fabulous this year! Come out and enjoy the snow and join us for the following special events:


MoonSki: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday, January 23 
Join the Craters crew for a casual evening cross-country ski around the Winter Trail (6-7 miles). There will be a full moon that night to help guide the way and hot beverages at the visitor center before and after the event. Bring your skis and come out to celebrate this year’s bountiful snowfall...a great way to kick off the 100th birthday of the National Park Service.


Winter Snowshoe Adventures: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturdays; Jan. 9, 16, 30 and Feb. 13, 20
Explore a cooler side of Craters of the Moon on a Ranger guided Winter Snowshoe Adventure. The day begins with a 30-minute classroom session followed by several hours out in the park on snowshoes. Look for tracks and climb a volcano on this 2-4 mile trek. Bring a lunch. Snowshoes are available for complementary use (donations accepted). Reservations are required and participants need to be at least 10 years of age for this moderately strenuous walk.  Space is still available for the dates shown. Call 208-527-1335 or email ( to sign up for these popular excursions.


SnowSchool: Tuesday through Friday in January and February


Bring your students to Craters for an unforgettable and educational snowshoe trek. Snowshoe with a Ranger and learn about how wildlife adapts to winter conditions. We have enough snowshoes for about 30 students and the walks are suitable for third graders and up. Contact the park at (208) 527-1335 for more information or to schedule a field trip. Transportation assistance is available!  After registering for a SnowSchool visit we will provide you with detailed information on what to wear and bring. Additional information about SnowSchool including pre-visit and post-visit activities is available at the following link: