The 2nd Annual Fat Bike Winter Summit and Festival will be held at the Sawtelle Mountain Resort in Island Park, Idaho.
It has been reserved for participants but you must make make your reservations by phone. (If you attempt to make reservations online, it will show that it’s full.) When you call, be sure to mention “Fat Bike Festival” and you’ll receive a 15% discount on hotel rooms (normally $69/night for a single, $89/night for a double) and cabins/condos (normally $189/night, two-night minimum stay).
Update Jan. 18: All the rooms are booked but see this blog post: Sawtelle Mountain Resort rooms sold out; bunkhouse accommodations now available $25/night per person.
Next to some of the most extensive winter grooming in the country, the area is an ideal location for the 2nd Annual Fat Bike Summit and Festival. Great scenery and flat, frequently groomed snowmobile trails with an endless variety of ride length options, the region provides some of the most extensive linked winter fat bike riding in the continental United States. With frequent directional kiosks, this well-marked trail system provides exceptional riding opportunities for both day riders and those looking for multi-day excursions.
Nearby is the spectacular Harriman State Park. With miles of groomed trails, one might venture from the Festival for a Nordic ski or snowshoe walk… and hopefully in the future, a fat bike ride. You are sure to be overwhelmed by the views of the Henry’s Fork River while watching water fowl and enjoying the silence of nature as you make your way in and out of the forest. And if you act soon, you can reserve one of the cabins or yurts for your own special place to stay.
- Area lodging listing by the Island Park Area Chamber of Commerce
- Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO.com) listing for Island Park, ID
- Island Park, ID Google Map
- Sawtelle Mountain Resort Google Map
- Island Park, ID wikipedia entry
- Friends of Harriman State Park