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Bogus Basin opens all of its terrain Saturday

This week’s snow storms were a boon for Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.

In a release Friday afternoon, the ski hill north of Boise announced it will open all of its runs Saturday after getting 10 inches of new snow in 48 hours.

It opened for night skiing Thursday night. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends.

The base is 29 inches. If you’re going up in the next few days, be prepared for some extreme cold, particularly if the wind is blowing.

Other skiing notes (we’ll post this report every week, usually on Thursdays):

▪ Soldier Mountain opens its ski area Friday and will be open daily through Jan. 1 except for Christmas Day.

After Jan. 1, the ski area near Fairfield will be open Thursday through Sunday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The ski area is about 2 hours from Boise by car.

For the opening, only Lift 1 and the magic carpet will be available. Lift 2 and the run Monument won’t be open because of “extreme avalanche dangers.”

▪ Brundage gets 14 inches: Brundage Mountain near McCall received 14 inches of snow from Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning. The ski area received 36 inches in the span of a week. The base ranges from 36 to 48 inches. By Saturday, all terrain will be open (Hidden Valley was the last holdout) and the primary runs are expected to be groomed. All five chairlifts will run from Friday through Jan. 2.

▪ Sun Valley gets a foot: Sun Valley Resort has received 13 inches of snow in the past 24 hours, increasing the base to 30 inches and the summit to 40 inches. The resort celebrates its 80th birthday on Tuesday. Events include a free screening of “Sun Valley Serenade,” the 1941 movie, and a concert at the River Run Day Lodge featuring songs from the movie.

▪ Tamarack gets big storm, too: Tamarack Resort got 8 inches of snow at the base area after 1:30 p.m. yesterday (and 11 in 24 hours) with more expected today. Eighteen runs are open off the Tamarack and Summit lifts. The Discovery lift is closed for engine repairs but the nearby magic carpet services that terrain, too.

For conditions elsewhere, or updates on these ski areas, check out our ski conditions map below.

[Related: Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor adds lift, 13 runs this season]

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