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February High Mountain Happenings

Valentine’s Fun for Couples, Families, Singles and…Comedy Lovers?

Payette Land Trust Sweetheart Party & Auction at Shore Lodge

Saturday, February 10

The signature Valentine event in the McCall area features a live auction, raffles, carving station, heavy hor d’oeuvres, chocolate and whiskey tasting. The event takes place on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 6-10pm at the Shore Lodge Pavilion. 100% of net proceeds from this event will benefit land conservation in West Central Idaho.

Tickets are selling fast, so if you’re interested, be sure to purchase ASAP.

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Treat Your Sweetheart to a Special Dinner at Rupert’s

Wednesday, February 14

With mouth-watering deserts and unparalleled views of Payette Lake, Rupert’s is always a romantic place to dine. This year’s special Valentine’s Day menu will make your evening one to remember!

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Jug Mountain Ranch Clubhouse Tees Up Some Romance

Wednesday, February 14

Jug Mountain Ranch is hosting a three courses of deliciousness for $110 per couple. There are three entrees to choose from on the prix fixe menu.

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Valentine’s Day Special at “Checkpoint Wine and Tapas” in Cascade’s Hotel NoBo

Wednesday, February 14

This Valentine’s Day offering includes a complimentary dessert or glass of wine for each person. Check out the Checkpoint if you’ll be spending Valentine’s Day in Cascade!

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For the Singles: Speed Dating – Ski Resort Style

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or prefer to hit the slopes midweek, romance may only be a chairlift ride away! Both of our local ski resorts are hosting Speed Dating for Singles this month. Check out the details from Brundage and Tamarack:

Brundage Centennial Speed Dating

Saturday, February 10

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

For those in search of a Valentine, Brundage Mountain’s speed dating event is a few days BEFORE the official holiday, so those with a blank space have time to fill it! (Or do Round 2 at Tamarack on the 14th).

Men and women 21 and over are invited to sign up by completing a brief questionnaire between 10 am – 11 am. Brundage staff will match you based on your answers, with the 6-minute chairlift “dates” starting at noon. Particpants can head back to the Upper Lot Pub at 3 pm to enjoy Live Music with your new friends.

Speed dating participants will receive a discount code for 50% off a future visit!


Tamarack Speed Dating Singles Line

Wednesday, February 14

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join Tamarack’s true “singles line” by grabbing a complementary Valentines Day lei and hopping in the singles line! Fellow singles will have leis and are there to meet other snow enthusiasts, whether it be a new shredding pal or your forever ski buddy.

After you meet your match (or not) head to Seven Devils for a Valentines Day themed party, complete with Valentine’s themed trivia at 5:30 and Karaoke at 8 pm!

McCall Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival Countdown is On!

We are just a couple weeks away from McCall’s Annual Winter Carnival, which spans three action-packed days from Friday, February 23 – Sunday, February 24. Visitors and locals will enjoy the classic snow sculpture tour, two parades, a lakeside fireworks show, and live music on the Main Stage, along with other favorite events like the McPaws Monster Dog Pull, Snowshoe Golf, Grand Bingo, and more!

Volunteers Needed:

The Chamber of Commerce works hard to put on this massive event every year, and it takes a lot of volunteers to make the Carnival Magic happen. Those interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups or clubs can contact the McCall Chamber Office at

ATV Raffle Tickets on Sale

Another way to support the McCall Winter Carnival is through the annual fundraising raffle. This year’s grand prize is a Polaris 450 Sportsman ATV. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance of the event at the Chamber of Commerce office at 605 N 3rd St in McCall or at the vendor court during the event.

I have a big stash of tickets on hand myself, so if you’d like to purchase directly through me, please respond to this email and we can connect when it’s convenient for you!

Ticket sales are limited to 3000 and the drawing will be held at 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 24. Ticket holders do NOT need to be present to win.


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