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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Need Something To Do Sunday?

Posted By on Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 5:15 PM

"I hate goodbyes..." - SCOTT MARCHANT
  • Scott Marchant
  • "I hate goodbyes..."

Idaho is home to changing seasons, and sadly, for winter sport enthusiasts, winter has left the building. Sure, a snowstorm or two may make an appearance in late May, but Bogus Basin is closing up shop for alpine operations until next season.

Say goodbye to skiing in style at the Bogus Spring Snow Party. There will be a scavenger hunt for the kids, food and drink specials and live music courtesy of Roughed Up Suspects. Though skiing has been extended until April 6, this is the closest you'll get to giving winter a goodbye hug.

9 a.m. $25. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Boise, 208-332-5100, bogusbasin.org. 
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Need Something To Do Monday?

Posted By on Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM


The precipitation keeps falling and your sick days have been piling up. You know what to do.

Get the most out of winter and snag a Bogus Basin season pass this week. As a bonus, your pass will include a Take-A-Buddy ticket, which allows season pass holders to bring a guest. Now you have no excuse not to go on that awesome snow date/girl's night/bro party. 

8 a.m. Cost of season pass is $229. Bogus Basin Corporate Office, 2600 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-367-4397, bogusbasin.org. 
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Need Something To Do Sunday?

Posted By on Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM



Though the words "airbag demonstration" may bring to mind Vince and Larry yukking it up in the front seat of a Chevy, this event is a different animal altogether. 

There will be no crash test dummies at the U.S. Airbag Demonstration, where skiers and snowboarders will test out aerial tricks and twists with a 60- by 60-foot airbag as their landing pad. If you're not in the olympic spirit or happen to be nursing an injury, you can be a spectator on the sidelines. Don't forget to buckle up on the way home, obviously. 

10 a.m. $10-$25. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, 208-332-5100, bogusbasin.org. 
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Friday, January 10, 2014

Need Something To Do Saturday?

Posted By on Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM

IMAGE COURTESY GABRIELLE COUGHENOUR.
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Some folks watch the X-Games and become motivated to hit the pow. Others fall into a trance, with one hand on the DVR remote for instant replays and the other gripping a bag of Doritos. 

If you enjoy living vicariously through others, check out the rail jam Saturday afternoon in McCall. Skiers and snowboarders will vie for a spot at the U.S.A.S.A. national championship event in Colorado. The event will be held at the base area in front of the lodge. 

3:30 p.m. FREE. Little Ski Hill, 3635 Idaho 55, McCall, 208-634-5691.


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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Riders Rejoice: Bogus Reports First Snowfall of January

Posted By on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 9:33 AM



Skiers, snowboarders and just about anyone who loves powder are getting a late Christmas present up at Bogus Basin: a big dump of snow.

The winter recreation resort is reporting 8 inches of snow from the same winter weather system that blanketed the Treasure Valley with snow this morning. It's the first snowfall to hit Bogus in 2014, and the mountain is reporting a base depth of 23 inches with a season total of 32 inches. 

Since the beginning of winter, just 7.2 inches of snow have fallen in Boise. 

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Need Something To Do Wednesday?

Posted By on Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 6:00 AM


ADAM ROSENLUND
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How you feel about snow depends on what you do with it. Skiers, snowboarders and others who embrace the wintery outdoors can't see snowflakes soon enough. Folks who dread driving on ice and slush wouldn't mind if it was 70 degrees in December. 

If you find yourself in the former category, head over to Highlands Hollow Brewhouse and get down with the Pray For Snow Party. Enjoy a Highlands Hollow Face Plant porter and let the ski gods know you're ready to hit the pow.

6:30 p.m. FREE. Highlands Hollow Brewhouse, 2455 Harrison Hollow Ln., Boise, 208-343-6820, highlandshollow.com.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Need Something To Do Thursday?

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 4:00 AM

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It felt like it took forever for winter to dissipate, but now that it's gone, it's time to start missing the cold again. Fortunately you can prepare for the snow season at Idaho IceWorld. Today the ever-cool skate rink is hosting two events for the ice-bound among us.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., you can learn to skate for free. New skaters get a lesson on how to propel, steer and stop on ice skates. While the event is free, an RSVP is required, so call 208-608-7716 for more info.

On the other end of the rink, a slightly more advanced crowd will learn to play hockey, also for free. Gear fitting begins at 5:30 p.m., and the on-ice session runs from 6-7 p.m. Call 208-608-7721 for more info and to RSVP.

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Need Something To Do Sunday?

Posted By on Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 4:00 AM

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With its last dying breath, winter is handing out a freebie. Today, Bogus Basin is letting skiers and snowboarders ride free if they don costumes representing their favorite holiday figures in celebration of Easter.

Sounds good, right? It gets better.

For the kids, there's also an Easter egg hunt. And for the adults, there's a Pabst Blue Ribbon ribbon hunt. Conveniently, both of these events start at 9 a.m. They're free, too, so start your spring off right with the last day of spring skiing at Bogus.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Need Something To Do Wednesday?

Posted By on Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 6:00 AM

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Spring skiing. These two words warm the cockles of mountaineers' hearts the world over with suggestions of light clothing and goggle tans. Early spring is also one of the most dangerous times to be out on the slopes. Warm weather and sunshine can expose tree stumps and rocks. Also, for the more advanced skiers among us, there's the threat of an avalanche.

According to avalanche.org, there have been 13 avalanche-related fatalities already during the 2012-13 season. Avalanches are dangerous because when they originate, the snow takes on the flowing properties of liquid, but when they come to rest, the snow quickly freezes again.

That's why The Backcountry Pursuit is hosting an avalanche awareness class taught by 705 Backcountry Ski Patrol. The event, which takes place today at 671 S. Capitol Blvd., begins at 7 p.m. and covers assessing snowpack conditions, terrain management, risk assessment and rescue. And it's free.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Need Something To Do Saturday?

Posted By on Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 6:00 AM

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The snow has been dumping up in McCall, and nearby resorts Tamarack and Brundage have been cornering the central Idaho ski market with their fresh powder, chairlifts and cozy amenities.

But there's one little ski hill in the McCall area that predates the others and happens to have an X-Games qualifying event taking place today.

That's right: Little Ski Hill is hosting the USASA X-Games Rail Jam Qualifier, with registration at 2 p.m. and the contest starting at 4 p.m. The winners get a shot at the national X-Games in Aspen, Colo., and the watchers get to see some sick rail tricks performed by some of the best riders around.

There's a $10 entry fee for the contest, but watching is FREE. For more info, call 208-634-5691.

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