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Found 15 blog entries for September 2015.

 

 

 

Skiing at the Pebble Creek Ski Area is a great way to spend the day. There are 54 ski runs on over 1,000 acres of skiable terrain. The western slope of Mount Bonneville is serviced by three triple chair lifts that provide access to almost the entire western side of the ski area. It provides some truly challenging skiing, and while Pebble Creek is also a great place to learn how to ski, over half of the terrain on the mountain is for advanced skiers.

After a great day of skiing, or if you just need a break, you’ll be making your way back to the lodge at Pebble Creek. It’s a great place to get warm, grab a bite to eat, or just relax for a bit before heading back out onto the mountain. You’ll find plenty to take care of any of your needs at…

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Regardless of the type of house that you have, big or small, budget or budget breaking, they will all have one thing in common. All houses have windows. Not only do windows allow light to enter your home, they also can add to, or take away from, the overall energy efficiency of your home. Even if you have the most efficient insulation, air conditioning, and heating, with poorly installed or low efficiency windows, your home will just be bleeding energy.

While the material of your window frames, and the materials used, can play a large role in the overall efficiency of your window, it will mean nothing if you’re not using the right window. Let’s face it, a single pane window just won’t be as efficient as a double pane window. And lately,…

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Today, buying a light bulb isn’t quite so simple as just running to the store and picking one up. That’s not because you can’t find light bulbs anymore, it’s just that there are quite a few different types of light bulbs. It can be hard to pick the right one. If you keep having to replace your light bulbs because they are constantly burning out, is there a better light bulb out there? And what about the kind of light? Do you want a softer light, or a white light? If you get too bright of a light, your entire house could suddenly look and feel like a hospital because of the harshness of the light.

Of course, picking a light bulb goes far beyond just the color and quality of the light. With the desire to lower electricity bills, and…

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The outdoors are in your blood. When you’re buying a home, it’s not only important that you live in a city with great amenities, but that you also have to be close to nature. You enjoy heading outside for a day of fishing, hiking, or simply enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Sometimes, you like escaping for a weekend of camping. You still want to come home to a city that offers fine cultural experiences, shopping, excellent dining opportunities, and of course, great jobs. That’s why you decided to live in Boise, Idaho. The capital of Idaho is the perfect blend of the urban lifestyle and the outdoor lifestyle that you want. You want plenty of recreational opportunities, and Boise delivers in spades.

Just 30 Minutes Away

There’s a hidden…

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Idaho might be well known for its majestic views of towering mountains, sweeping valleys, and meandering rivers, but it’s also known for something a little less natural. The Sun Valley Film Festival might be young, at only four years old, but it’s already shaping up into an independent filmmaker’s festival to be reckoned with. It’s grown each year, showcasing local, and not-so-local, independent filmmakers, industry insiders, and recently, student filmmakers. In the arts and entertainment scene of Idaho, it’s growing past the who’s who of Idaho, and becoming the who’s who of independent films across the country.

While independent films are a huge part of the Sun Valley Film Festival, that’s not all that happens over the five days of the…

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You stand at the edge of the platform. The Snake River flows majestically, cutting through the Snake River Canyon floor, almost 500 feet below you. The wind whispers past you. You can hear the soft clinking of the buckles and straps of your harness. The sound of traffic fades away when your instructor asks if you’re ready. You can only nod. And you are off the bridge, seemingly suspended in midair as you begin your descent. The parachute catches, and there’s a soft jerk as the instructor steers you down into the canyon. The views are absolutely incredible, and the adrenaline rush is out of this world. It was well worth the $400 you spent for this experience of a lifetime.

Tandem BASE

There are only two places in the United States…

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When you think of Sun Valley, you probably first think of the Sun Valley Ski Resort. Sun Valley is a beautiful resort town in the Wood River Valley, and it is best known for its incredible skiing. The ski resort rivals skiing the world over. Yet, Sun Valley and Ketchum aren’t just on the map for some truly incredible skiing. If you visit in October and catch the Trailing of the Sheep Festival, you’ll find a completely different culture and industry that lies at the heart of Wood River Valley.

Sheepherding was first introduced to the Wood River Valley in the 1960s, and it’s remained a vital industry ever since. Even when the mining industry began to slow down and stop, the sheep industry grew to fill the economic void. At one point, Ketchum was…

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Just a little over 60 miles to the south of Boise, sand dunes sprawl across almost 5,000 acres. It’s close enough to make a great day trip, but too close to really consider spending the night at the sand dunes. However, you should strongly consider spending the night. It’s a breathtaking sight to watch the sun set or rise across the sand dunes, and it allows you to fully experience the dunes. Of course, that’s not the only reason you should spend the night.

Bruneau Dunes State Park

The sand dunes in the Bruneau Dunes State Park are truly a sight to behold. The park is home to the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America. It towers above the rest of the sand dunes, and the sandy desert floor, at nearly 500 feet. While there are…

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When you think of the Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming, you probably think of a great place to go skiing and snowboarding.  You’re not wrong.  It’s a beautiful mountain paradise that offers plenty of fantastic runs for skiing and snowboarding.  There are even terrain parks where you can test your skills as you work on that next great trick.  While Grand Targhee has a neutral stance on backcountry skiing and snowboarding, you have that option there as well.

 

But did you know that the Grand Targhee Resort has so much more than just great skiing?  While much of the resorts features are built around skiing and snowboarding, it goes so far beyond that.  Want to go tubing down a hill?  Maybe you’ve always thought about taking a bike down the…

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You need extra storage in your home. But you don’t want to eat into your square footage. You have limited space, or you just like the open feeling of your home. You have a lot of stuff that needs storage space, though. So what do you do? If you want to be able to create the storage space that you need, without cutting into the square footage of your house, and you want to keep it out of the way, you’ll want to look at hidden storage options.

Hidden storage is a great way to store what you need, but it still gives you easy access to it. After all, the point of storage is being able to use what you’re storing when you need to. There’s no point in having storage that’s hard to get to or impractical when you use the items, like linens,…

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