Stories From Stanley, Idaho

Stanley Winterfest Entertainment


‘Glow in the Dark’ Beach Party Parade

Drink and dance your way through Stanley during the ‘Glow in the Dark’ Beach Party Parade. Get creative with glow in the dark clothes, makeup, body art and glow sticks. We dare you to glow brighter than the stars in the dark sky reserve over Stanley!

This social tour lets you chill with friends, meet other revelers and dine at local restaurants while quenching your thirst. The best part of Stanley being a small mountain town is you only have to walk (or crawl) 0.5 miles from first drink to last call.

The party parade starts at 7pm.

  • Stanley Sluice – serving ale and wine plus traditional pub fare, mountain town fusion and traditional entrees.  
  • Papa Brunees – enjoy beer and wine with appetizers, burgers, wraps, sandwiches and cheesesteaks. Or try their mouthwatering specialty pizzas like Sawtooth Special, Bullfighter, Strained Oink or Thai Me Up. 
  • Kasino Club – a full bar with all drinks at Happy Hour price (it’s true, ask Graham!) while Shauna’s dinner menu will surely tantalize your taste buds. 
  • Mountain Village Saloon – the parade stops here at the beach party! Break out your swimsuits, tropical shirts, cut-off shorts and floppy sunhats for an unforgettable night of drinking and dancing to party music.


Ski Plane Fly-in

The only ski plane fly-in in the Pacific Northwest happens in Stanley! Beginning Saturday morning, these seasoned pilots will fly in from all over the United States to grace the Stanley runway. Watch the Cessna and Husky airplanes take off and land at the Stanley airport. Yes, there really is an airport in Stanley! Pilots love talking about their airplanes so this is your chance to rub elbows with them. If you smile and ask real nice, they may even take you for a ride. How cool would that be?


Stanley School of Rock

The Stanley kids have a musical treat for all of us! Twelve talented kids from the Stanley school (grades K-8) are kicking off the Street Dance. After practicing all week long, they will be ready to belt out songs that cover a wide-range of genres. They’ll mix it up with drums, electrical guitar, bass, keyboard and classical guitar. In past years, they even wrote their own songs. Will they do it again this year? Find out at the Winterfest!


Street Dance

New Transit and Aaron Einhouse will share the street dance stage after the Stanley School of Rock. The electrifying energy of these bands and the Sawtooth Mountains will make you want to dance the day away.

New Transit has been entertaining fans since 2009 and they are ready to make you fans too! “Their vibe is both distinctly Americana and quintessentially Idaho, not just in sound but in skill.” They play mainly original material from their three albums plus a few covers too. Here's their music video 'Sunny Day'.



Singer-songwriter, Aaron Einhouse, weaves his life, love and heartache into his lyrics. Influenced by his Texas roots, Einhouse will entertain you with music from his four LPs. Watch his music video 'Back Down to Earth'. 




Music and dancing continues through Saturday night! New Transit will be on Kasino Club’s stage while Aaron Einhouse will play at the Mountain Village Saloon. No cover charge!
Plan your stay for the Stanley Winterfest!


Blog written by Erica Cole



Featured Local Events

DATE: March 2 - 4, 2018

TIME: Multi-times

LOCATION: Park Creek Ski Area, Alturas Lake Ski Area, Community Building, Stanley, ID

March 3rd & 4th, 2018 — Sawtooth Ski Club 16th Annual Ski Festival

  • SATURDAY, March 3rd, Park Creek Ski Area
    Highway 21, 7 miles W. of Stanley
    11am-2pm Homemade Chili & Treats
    Poker Run!!!
    Winning hand called at 1:30 pm
  • SATURDAY EVENING 5:30-8:30pm
    Stanley Community Building
    Dinner Extravaganza
    Incredible Silent Auction, bring your checkbook!
  • SUNDAY, March 4th
    Alturas Lake Ski Area
    Highway 75, 20 miles S. of Stanley
    11am-3pm Soup Kitchen Social
    Great ski trails and a great time!!!

The Sawtooth Ski Club will host the 16th Sawtooth Ski Festival March 3rd and 4th. Come ski, play, feast, dance, shop and socialize, all while supporting Cross Country Skiing in Stanley Sawtooth Country! At 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3rd at the Park Creek Ski Trails, homemade chili and treats will await eager participants at the annual Poker Run. Donating fun lovers ski or snowshoe a fun course, stopping at stations to collect cards and when the game is called at 1:30, whoever has collected the best poker hand wins a most excellent prize! At 5:30 Saturday evening at the Stanley Community Building, our ski club celebrity chef will present a delicious dinner and at the same time an amazing silent auction will take place. Many local businesses, arts and crafts people and friends of the club donate lovely things, wonderful services, ski and fashion accessories and deliciously fantastic items to the auction. At 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 4th at the Alturas Lake Ski Trails Soup Kitchen Social, enjoy great skiing along with with trailside soup and cookies. All events are donation based, so be sure to bring your check book or cash for the donation jars. The Sawtooth Ski Festival is our only fundraising event of the year. We depend on memberships, donations and Ski Festival proceeds to fund our efforts to provide quality groomed cross country ski trails at Park Creek and Alturas lake. Call Karen Keiski at 208-774-3487 if you wish to volunteer for any of the events or donate to the silent auction. See you at the Festival!


LINK: http://sawtoothskiclub.com/

TEL: 208-774-3487

CONTACT: David or Karen keiski@ruralnetwork.net


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