How to Have Fun in the Rexburg Winter

Sitting at home all comfy and cozy on the couch doesn’t sound too bad, especially when all you see out of the window is what looks like neverending snowfall. But what about those days you are dying to get out of your apartment, and do something fun?! Let’s end the stigma about Rexburg winters. Here are a few ideas of how to have fun in the Rexburg winter.


Ever heard of the sand dunes? Just outside of Rexburg are the St. Anthony sand dunes, fun to hang out around during the summertime, but also fun around winter, too! Here you can find the best hills for sledding. Grab your sled, or find a tube to rent from the rec center on BYU-Idaho campus. Don’t forget to bring extra warm socks, gloves, and beanies to stay warm!


Okay, serious question. Do you wanna build a snowman? How come there aren’t any snowmen around town? The snow is here. It’s time to start building! Grab some silly accessories from the DI (ie: scarf, glasses, gloves, hat, etc) and personalize your snowman. Heck, you can even give your snowman a snow-woman.

Hot chocolate recipes

Hot chocolate in the winter is a given. But what about those local places that have so many different specialty flavors? Try different hot chocolates from different places around town, find your favorite specialty flavor, and try to make it yourself at home!

Classic Skating

This activity may be one to do year round, but it sure is the best during the winter time. If you are just sick of the cold and think you slip on the ice enough, you are in luck. Kick ice skating out, classic skating is in! BYU-Idaho provides a fun date night of classic skating every Monday and Saturday night!

With all of these ideas on how to beat the cold in Rexburg, you are sure to have such fun times during this winter! What are some of your favorite ways to have fun during the Rexburg winters?