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Kayak races on a slushy ski slope? Bogus Basin will try it this weekend

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area’s spring of wacky events continues Saturday with the Kayak Slush Classic — an event the ski area hopes to make an annual tradition.

Bogus describes the event as a combination of kayaking and boarder/skier cross. Competitors will hit the course in groups of four with the two fastest racers advancing. Racers must sign a liability waiver (parents/guardians must sign for those 16 and older; those under 16 are ineligible), helmets are required and kayaks/paddles must be provided by the racers.

Registration is $20 cash the day of the event. Register by emailing austin@bogusbasin.org.

Rider check-in is at 10 a.m., course inspection is at 11 a.m. and racing begins at noon.

Bogus Basin also has announced that it will remain open daily through April 16. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekends. Other special events include the AMA Championship Snow Bike Series on Saturday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), pond skimming April 15 (noon to 2:30 p.m.) and an Easter egg hunt April 16 (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

[Also today: When Boise’s Greenbelt re-opens, missing bridge will become major headache on west end]