More Exciting Winter Events To Come In Stanley, Idaho


The roads may be buried from Boise and Challis right now, but the show will go on in Stanley – and we’ve got lots of fun events planned for the remainder of the snowy season so we hope you’ll join us for the fun.

The excitement really kicks off this weekend at Stanley’s 8th Annual Winterfest – a weekend-long event with all kinds of wild and crazy activities for every age group! Check out the details below…

Stanley Winterfest 2017 (2/17 – 2/19)

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • 7:00pm – Winterfest “Glow in the Dark” Beach Party Parade
  • 9:00pm – Mountain Village Resort Stanley Saloon “Beach Party” Winterfest Kickoff. No cover charge

Saturday, February 18, 2017  

  • 10:00am – “Kid’s Play Lot” at Stanley Town Square
  • 10:00am – Winterfest 40 “Fat Bike Gran Fondo”
  • 10:00am to 2:00pm – Winterfest “Skiplane Fly-in”
  • 10:00am – Stanley Ice Skating Exhibition
  • 10:00am to 3:00pm – “Howlin’ Wolf” Raft Ride
  • 10:00am to 4:00pm – Stanley Library’s “Cookies & Cocoa”
  • 10:00am – “Bonfire Lightings” on Ace of Diamond Street
  • 11:30am to 4:00pm – Winterfest “Music Roundup/Street Dance”. Music by Boise Rock/Stanley Kids, Tylor Bushman & The Train Robbers, and Old Death Whisper
  • 12:00pm – Crowning of the Winterfest “King and Queen”
  • 12:00pm to 3:00pm – Gerheim Gallery “Wine and Art”
  • 1:00pm – “Runway Walk” and crowning of the Drag “King and Queen”
  • 2:00pm – “Wild and Woolley” Drag Race
  • 3:00pm – Winterfest “Outhouse Race”
  • 3:30pm – Winterfest “Three-legged Race”
  • 4:00pm – Awards Ceremony
  • 6:00pm – Bridge Street Grill’s “Chicken Sh!t Pool”
  • 9:00pm – Stanley Club at Mountain Village Resort Saloon – Live music by Old Death Whisper. No cover charge.
  • 9:00pm – Stanley Kasino Club – Live music by Tylor Bushman & The Train Robbers. No cover charge

Sunday, February 19, 2017

  • 12:00pm – Winterfest “Ski Clinic”
  • 12:00pm to 2:00pm – Stanley Library’s “Movie and Munchies”
  • 5:00pm to 9:00pm – Stanley Kasino Club’s “Wind Down & Last Call”. Live music by Tylor Bushman & The Train Robbers . No cover charge.

Next weekend, we’ll continue the fun with the 8th Annual Stanley Sled Dog Rendezvous – which brings dog sled mushers of all ages and abilities up to Stanley for a weekend of fun in the Sawtooths. If you’re simply interested in watching this awesome event, come join us by the bonfire to cheer on the mushers and dog teams. Check out the details…

Sled Dog Rendezvous 2017 (2/24 – 2/26)

**This is a Two-Day Event with Three Course Lengths (8 miles, 20 miles, and 48 miles). Total mileage will be spread across Saturday and Sunday (4 miles, 10 miles, and 24 miles per heat/per day).

Friday, February 24, 2017

  • 5:00pm – Participant Check-In at Stanley Community Building
  • 7:00pm – Musher’s Meeting at Stanley Community Building

Saturday, February 25, 2017

  • 7:30am – Race Information & Check-In at Mountain Village Restaurant
  • 8:30am – Races Begin
  • Junior Races Held Saturday Only
  • Skijoring Races Throughout the Day
  • 9:00pm – Live Music by The Social Animals at Mountain Village Saloon

Sunday, February 25, 2017

  • 7:30am – Race Information & Check-In at Mountain Village Restaurant
  • 8:30am – Races: Day 2 Begin
  • Skijoring Races Throughout the Day

The following weekend, we’ll host two more excellent events: The Idaho State Snowmachine Association 2017 State Ride – which is a weekend long event for every level of snowmachine rider to explore the beauty of the Sawtooths – and the 15th Annual Sawtooth Ski Festival – a fundraiser and nordic skiing celebration thrown by the Sawtooth Ski Club. We love these events and hope you’ll join us for the third weekend in a row. Check out the details…

ISSA State Ride 2017 (3/3 – 3/5)

Friday, March 3, 2017

  • 6:00pm – “Meet and Greet” at Mountain Village Saloon

Saturday, March 4, 2017

  • 10:00am – “Ride With A Guide”, begins at Mountain Village Restaurant
  • 7:00pm – Participant Dinner at Mountain Village Restaurant

Sunday, March 5, 2017

  • 6:00pm – “Casual Day Ride”, begins at Mountain Village Restaurant

15th Annual Sawtooth Ski Festival (3/4 – 3/5)     

**This is a fundraising event so don’t forget to bring your checkbook!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

  • 11:00am to 2:00pm – Poker Run at Park Creek Ski Area
  • ***Skiers and Snowshoers follow a fun course and retrieve poker chips to be used for a winning poker hand (Winner receives new snowshoe set, announced at 1:30pm)
  • 5:30pm to 8:30pm – Silent Auction and Ski Festival Dinner at Stanley Community Building

Sunday, March 5, 2017

  • 11:00am to 3:00pm – Skiing at Alturas Lake Ski Area
  • ***Skiers and Snowshoers follow a well-marked course to the Soup Kitchen Social – where they’ll enjoy hot soups, breads, drinks, and homemade goodies.

Just a few weeks later, we’re very excited to welcome back Marc Price (famed for his role as “Skippy” on Family Ties) and special guest, Ryan Wingfield (voted Idaho’s Funniest) for the Awkward Adult Years Tour, a comedy show the Boston Globe has called “Wickedly Funny!” We’re super excited to host these incredibly funny guys in Stanley! This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss. Check out the details…

Comedy Show (3/25 at 9pm)

9:00 to 11:30pm – Marc Price and Ryan Wingfield at Mountain Village Saloon

Tickets: $10  Buy Tickets Now!

As you can see, there are lots of amazing activities planned over the next several weeks so we hope you’ll join us for some epic fun in the Sawtooths. We can’t wait to see you here!