Coming February 11, 2015. Have a ball in what is popularly known as the Potato State! The Sandpoint Winter Carnival, in northern Idaho, is an annual event with a wide collection of fun winter events held over 12 days. Choose from sleigh rides, an on-snow winter ecology program, a nighttime race series for skiers, snowboarders, and telemarkers, and fireworks. Some of the more unique events include a 5-mile fat bike poker ride, a K9 Keg Pull, and skijoring, a Scandinavian sport with horses and riders pulling skiers at scary-high speeds around a course of jumps and gates. As they say, “a sure antidote to cabin fever”!