Out and About:Skiing and wolves

January 7, 2014 

HIGH COUNTRY TO GET POWDER: Planning a snow weekend? The Idaho Outdoors staff pinpointed National Weather Service forecasts for specific mountain recreation locations. The weather agency is predicting lots of snow for skiing and snowmobiling areas north and northeast of Boise. Winter weather advisories are in effect so be careful in the backcountry and driving to your snow play area. Here’s the forecast range in depths of new snow for today through the weekend : Brundage Mountain, 9 to 27 inches. Tamarack, 8 to 17 inches. Bogus Basin, 10 to 21 inches. Pilot Peak near Idaho City, 9 to 19 inches. Sun Valley/Galena area, 4 to 11 inches. Stanley, 11 to 21 inches new.

DOWNHILL SKIING CLASS JAN. 15 AT REI IN BOISE: A free seminar “Downhill Skiing Made Easy,” will be at the store located at 8300 W. Emerald St. The class begins at 7 p.m. To register call 322-1141.

NORDIC SKI CLINICS JAN. 12 AT BOGUS: Coaches and athletes on the Bogus Basin Nordic Team will offer skate and classic stride clinics at the Nordic Center (Frontier Point Lodge). Two sessions will be from 10 a.m to noon and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration fee is $42 for one session or $63 for both sessions. The fee does not include equipment rental or a trail pass. Register at bluecirclesports.com.

LECTURE ON WOLVES JAN. 14 AT DEER FLAT: The free January Wild About Life lecture at 7 p.m. at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge in Nampa will be on the biology and management of gray wolves in the Pacific Northwest. Research equipment and items for wolf identification will be on display. For details call 467-9278 or go to fws.gov/deerflat.

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