Silverhawk Aviation’s owner, Catherine Rad Weber, built a school not only to teach people how to fly, but to learn to love their wings as well. Her comprehensive curriculum challenges students to fly at high altitudes, in different weather conditions, and over diverse terrain, training helicopter pilots who will be comfortable in the cockpit anywhere in the world. The program includes hands-on experience in caring for the rides, moving them in and out of hangars, and safely washing them without getting soap in their eyes.
Whether training or touring, visitors receive eyefuls of southern Idaho’s diverse geological features. The helicopters surmount rugged mountains, speed over mesas and high deserts, and ride air currents above rivers that wend their way into deep canyons. Apart from stunning the brain’s beauty receptors, this splendor provides a natural obstacle course against which more experienced pilots test their skill, zipping around rock spires or hopping the feet of their craft neatly through pristine fields of tire plants.
At Idaho X-Sports, visitors experience the high-speed thrills of barreling down snowy slopes while safely seated in cushy snow tubes. Lifts transport guests to the top of the hills, where they can choose from 1200-foot runs in three varying levels of intensity, from gentle slopes to inclines steep enough to scare away even the most skilled stilt-walkers. At the bottom of the hill, a yurt welcomes spent guests to warm up by the fire and replenish their energy with food and drinks. Visitors may also snag Idaho X-Sports' skis and snowshoes and explore more than 10 miles of groomed Nordic ski trails.
Where2 Transportation's courteous and punctual drivers make themselves available to take members on anything from quick errands across town to tours of local wineries. First and foremost, the company presents a less-expensive alternative to taxis for busy families, companies, and those with limited transportation resources. Needing only 48 hours notice and an idea of party size, the chauffeurs pull up to their destinations in a Toyota Prius or handicap-accessible minibus and assist clients with loading and unloading any groceries or luggage filled with even more groceries.
The owner of the initials in TQ Dirt Bike Rentals, Tyrone matches patrons up with dirt bikes and sends them roaring over the surrounding countryside. Riders can rent bikes ranging from 70cc up to 450cc, as well as a selection of four-wheeled ATVs. Riders feeling a bit wobbly in the saddle can recruit Tyrone's insight during lessons.
For more than 33 years, Dennis Dillon Auto Park has matched customers with shiny new Mazdas, Kias, and GMC vehicles, while maintaining and repairing all makes and models of automobiles in its high-tech service facility. Friendly technicians zero in on mysterious engine lights and wiper-blade semaphore warnings with multipoint inspections and thorough diagnostics, and ensure the long life of motors with speedy routine oil changes. With regular factory-recommended tune-ups, alignments, and repairs at the hands of Dennis Dillon Auto Park’s trusty professional techs, drivers can prevent sudden breakdowns and protect their precious four-wheeled friend for years to come.