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Winter Events at Priest Lake


The long winter months bring a thick blanket of snow to Elkin’s Resort in beautiful Idaho. During this time of the year you will find many events taking place that are unique to the Priest Lake area.

One of the largest events is the Snowfest Nordic and Snowshoe Race. This event takes place in the middle of January at Priest Lake Golf Course Nordic Center. True grits and determination will help get you through this marathon.

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Top 3 Reasons to Start Golfing

Golf is one of the oldest sports dating back to the late 1200’s. Today, millions of people enjoy the game but if you’re new to the idea or just starting out, you should know the benefits of playing this great sport. Here are 3 top reasons why you should play golf.

Relaxation: If this is not the number one reason to play, then you may as well stop. While it is easy to get frustrated when you’re playing bad,

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Winter Time at Elkins Resort

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Winter time at Elkins Resort in Priest Lake is truly a magical time of the year. A thick blanket of snow covers the landscape turning it into a completely different place. Even though things quiet down this time of year doesn’t mean there is less to do.

Elkins Resort is the perfect getaway for adventure seekers and those looking to escape the city. The snow makes for the perfect playground for those who enjoy cross country skiing,

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Snowmobiling on Priest Lake

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For snowmobiling, few areas compete with the Pacific Northwest in quality of trails, number of options, and picturesque mountains. Elkins Resort situated next to Priest Lake and the Selkirk Mountain range offers more terrain than any snowmobiler can imagine accomplishing in one stay. With more than 400 miles of scenic trails, riders can trek peaks up to 7,000 feet that wind their way back down in daring powder through old forest growth.

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Golfing at Priest Lake

For golfers, one of the allures to the sport is the ability to get away from everyday life and enjoy the natural beauty. Priest Lake Golf Course offers just that. If you have ever been to Priest Lake in Northern Idaho, it is hard to imagine anywhere more beautiful.

Nestled among the cedar and evergreens, this 18-hole course is a true gem. At 6,500 yards Priest Lake Golf Course offers a challenge to golfers of all skill levels.

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Fall Hiking at Priest Lake

For those of you who love the outdoors, there is no better place than Priest Lake. Explore dynamic terrain beside the lake or along the Selkirk Mountain range and surrounding hills and trails. If you are into hiking, the fall is a great time to get out and have an adventure in nature. Witness the landscape turn into a canvas of color as the fall leaves make their change in early October.

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There is no other way to experience the natural beauty of the area than to submerse yourself in it.

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