Just days after East Idaho saw winter storm warnings, snow has made its first appearance in the Treasure Valley — much to the delight of skiers and snowboarders.
It’s just a dusting, but the flakes sticking to Bogus Basin’s Showcase run on Tuesday morning had some folks on social media excited. Webcam footage from the mountain showed thick clouds overnight and into Tuesday morning, though Showcase was the only run that had any snow on the ground.
Last year, Bogus Basin’s first snowfall came Oct. 17 — nearly a month later than this year’s arrival. The early timing had others perplexed.
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Last ski season was kind to Southwest Idaho’s resorts. Bogus was open into April thanks to late-season storms, and Tamarack set a snow record.
Of course, it’s much too early to tell when ski season will officially open. In the meantime, Bogus Basin’s summer program is open for the first year.
You can keep an eye on Bogus Basin’s weather conditions here.
Brundage Mountain in McCall also saw some snow. About one to two inches of snow covered the mountain from base to summit, Brundage officials said. They said most ski resorts begin totaling season snowfall on the first of October.