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Forecast: Next storm might bring 2 to 3 feet of snow to Boise mountains

A racer makes his way down the mountain during a middle school intermediate heat at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.
A racer makes his way down the mountain during a middle school intermediate heat at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.

Yes, you read that right: The Boise mountains could get 2 to 3 feet of snow over the next four days, according to the National Weather Service.

But relatively little snow is expected in the Treasure Valley — perhaps a half-inch in Boise on Saturday. But that’s about it, according to lead forecaster Les Colin.

This storm is coming directly off the Pacific Ocean, and it’s packing a lot of moisture. The big story is the mountains.

The Boise mountains will get 3 to 6 inches on Saturday, and much more snow Sunday through Tuesday. It appears there will lots of fresh powder for skiing, just about anyplace in southwest or west-central Idaho, this weekend.

Projected snowfall totals:

  • Bogus Basin: 24 to 36 inches
  • Banner Summit: 36 to 48 inches
  • Brundage: 24 to 36 inches
  • Mores Creek: 36 to 48 inches
  • Tamarack: 24 to 36 inches
  • Sun Valley: 18 to 24 inches

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Katy Moeller has worked at The Idaho Statesman for 13 years. She’s a generalist, an investigative reporter and a feature writer who has been on the breaking news team for a decade. She was Idaho Press Club’s 2016 Print Reporter of the Year.If you like seeing stories like this, please consider supporting our work with a digital subscription to the Idaho Statesman.
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