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Playing Outdoors: Ski areas get a fresh shot of snow

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On a clear day at Brundage Mountain ski area near McCall, the views are dramatic. (Video courtesy of Brundage)
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On a clear day at Brundage Mountain ski area near McCall, the views are dramatic. (Video courtesy of Brundage)

Just when it was starting to feel like spring, Idaho’s ski areas are getting a fresh coat of snow.

Sun Valley Resort reported 6 inches of snow overnight. The resort has received 156 inches of snow this season and still has 71 at the base.

Bogus Basin is expecting several inches of snow today. It has received 147 inches this season and has 58 at the base.

Brundage Mountain has received 3 inches in the past 24 hours for a total of 241 this season. The base has 63 inches.

And Tamarack Resort has received an inch of fresh snow. It has a 58-inch base.

 

Snow falling hard this morning with 1" already on the mountain. #tamfam

A photo posted by Tamarack Resort (@tamarackresort) on

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In this week’s On the Trail feature, I highlighted my favorite run at Bogus Basin. I asked for readers’ favorites. Here are a couple of responses:

From Jon: “It’s actually more than just one run but rather a zone that’s comprised of about three runs. Just uphill from the run Lightning coming down right under the chair are three new runs that Bogus created over the summer by clearing brush. One of them was kind of there before but they cleared all the brush off that plus cut in two new ones right next to it. By far the steepest runs on the mountain and awesome additions!”

From Sarah Collings: “My favorite runs at Bogus are Wildcat, Alpine, Ridge and Bonanza.”

From Dave Henchman: “Almost have to agree with you on Wildcat — it’s my second favorite after War Eagle, just by a bit. War Eagle is wide and steep, I can get some good long turns in and the snow never gets soft from the sun. Even in late March, it’s hard and “scratchy” with no bare spots (most years!). Wildcat is a fun and long run, which I do like. But, you should have gone in from the very top instead of taking the cat track.”

Snowboarder Philip Damianakes of the Bogus terrain parks staff shows what riders can do.

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If you missed the debut of Playing Outdoors on Wednesday, here is the feature on fat bikes.

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