DRIGGS, Idaho (ABC4 Utah) – If you’re looking for some fun weekend plans, the Teton Valley Great Snow Fest kicks off Thursday, January 19th.
“It brings people to the valley to experience things beyond the skiing. We snowmobile, we snow bike, we Nordic ski, we like to get out and view wildlife, so it does capture all the things that are unique about the Teton Valley,” Erica Linnell of the Teton Valley Foundation said.
The festival celebrates the town’s favorite season and most beloved decoration, the snow. From ice sculpting to snowmobile racing and skiing and dog sleds, locals and visitors bond over their love of powder and the activities you get to enjoy in it. The festival always falls around the third week in January and one of the big draws are the massive snow and ice sculptures showcased on the lawn of the Teton Geotourism Center. The center is a great festival stop as well and allows visitors to stock up on knowledge and history of Yellowstone Teton Territory.
“When you want to escape the city and escape the crowds, Teton Valley is a great place to come and it’s a little bit of a step back in time and it celebrates the history and culture of our area,” Jennie White, the Geotourism Center Vice President said.
The Geotourism Center is one of a kind and has activity suggestions for all ages and allows folks to understand that winter and snow has always been at the crux of the region’s history.
“Fur trapping was the big start to Teton Valley. Winter was the popular time so the pelts during the winter were actually thicker and that’s what drew people to it,” Jennie White, the Geotourism Center Vice President said.
It’s a quick drive to Driggs, which is mostly freeway driving, and did we mention they have clean air?
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