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Late-season storm dumps 11 inches of snow at Bogus Basin (ski report, March 31)

If you’ve still got the urge to get some skiing in before the season ends, this weekend might be your best bet.

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area near Boise received 11 inches from the storm that blew through southern Idaho on Thursday — 8 inches during the day and 3 more inches overnight.

“No crowds today means fresh tracks tomorrow,” Bogus posted on Facebook on Thursday. “We have the most powder in the region. Who has got powder flu?”

Sun Valley Resort received 5 inches from the storm. Tamarack Resort received an inch — putting the resort over the 300-inch mark for the season (300.5 inches received at the summit).

Bogus closed early Thursday because of a power outage. The power is back on Friday morning but as of 9 a.m. gusts to 60 mph were preventing the ski area from opening the Deer Point Express. The Superior and Morning Star lifts were due to open.

Some notes from the ski areas:

▪ Brundage Mountain near McCall has added a bonus day April 15. Daily operations end April 9. Crazy Daze, which includes the pond skimming competition, is set for April 8. A new event, Hazy Daze, will assess competitors’ “radness” on April 9. An Easter egg hunt will be held at 11 a.m. April 15, for kids 10 and under on skis/snowboard or in snow boots.

▪ Sun Valley Resort will hold Dollar Dayz on Saturday and Sunday, the end of the season at Dollar Mountain. At noon Saturday, check out the Boxzilla Challenge featuring boxes from the terrain park connected for a 100-foot-long feature. At 11:30 a.m. Sunday, it’s time for pond skimming. Bald Mountain is open daily through April 16 with a bonus weekend April 21-23.

▪ Bogus Basin is up to 247 inches of snow for the season, which likely will be the final number (the annual totals are based on April 1). That’s the seventh time in 10 years that Bogus has received at least 245 inches of snow.

▪ Information on Bogus Basin’s late-season activities and closing plan here.