Idaho’s powder skiers better finish their Christmas shopping Thursday because they’re going to want to be on a mountain Friday and Saturday.
At Bogus Basin and Tamarack, the forecast calls for 6 to 9 inches of snow Friday and another 1 to 3 inches on Saturday.
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At Brundage, it’s 4-8 inches Friday and an inch Saturday.
At Sun Valley, a Winter Storm Watch is in effect Friday-Saturday with 6 to 12 inches of snow expected.
Bogus Basin has 28 inches at the base and has received 50 inches so far this season. Lynne Wieland, a Bogus marketing assistant, passed along some photos (see above) showing how well the mountain is skiing despite the relatively low base total.
“This warm-cold cycle is actually keeping the north-facing, off-piste trails in great shape,” she said.
Worth noting: Bogus has opened its tubing hill for the season. I glanced at a few days on the schedule and some time slots during winter break have filled up.
Brundage has a base of 35 inches, 42 at the summit, including 5 inches that fell this week.
Tamarack has 40 inches at mid-mountain and 45 at the summit. The Wildwood area opened Wednesday. It’s a 5-minute hike from the top of Enigma.
Check out the map below for links to the snow conditions at ski areas throughout Idaho.