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Playing Outdoors: Still plenty of snow for spring skiing

Idaho’s ski areas have been getting some snow in recent days and there’s more on the way this weekend. Brundage Mountain (pictured) has snow in the forecast Saturday through Tuesday.
Idaho’s ski areas have been getting some snow in recent days and there’s more on the way this weekend. Brundage Mountain (pictured) has snow in the forecast Saturday through Tuesday.

Don’t let the warm weather in the Treasure Valley fool you.

There’s still plenty of snow at the ski areas to get in some late-season skiing. Here’s a roundup from the four major ski areas within 3 hours of Boise:

 
 

Spring powder? It's real footage from today at Bogus. If you wish to trade your brown, muddy slopes for silky white ones, then come on up.

Posted by Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bogus Basin: The ski area has a 49-inch base and has received 2 inches in the past 48 hours. Check out the conditions cam and some tips on how to get the most out of spring skiing.

“We have a very solid base remaining on our north-facing slopes,” John Hart of Bogus Basin said. “A few new inches of snow in the past couple days has made for some excellent skiing conditions. We filmed some great powder skiing shots on top of Shafer Butte just two days ago. On sunny days it has been great spring skiing on the mountain. Guests have been loving it.”

Brundage Mountain: Brundage has a 59-inch base depth and 101-inch summit depth. It has received 3 inches of snow in the past week. Snow is in the forecast Saturday through Tuesday.

“We’ve had snow on the summit and a mix at the base,” Brundage’s April Whitney said. “Still, we’ve accumulated 3 inches of fresh at our 6,000-foot base area since Saturday. We’ve had 7-plus inches on the summit — our depth up there grew from 94 inches Saturday to 101 inches today. Slopes have been great as you can see from our Photo of the Day page. Even powder hounds are finding awesome turns on the upper slopes.”

Tamarack: The ski area has 60 inches at mid-mountain and 83 inches at the summit.

“Actually, really good (conditions). Four straight days of snow at Tamarack,” Tamarack’s Brad Larsen said.

Sun Valley: Baldy has 36 inches at the base and 62 inches at the summit. The resort has set anticipated closing dates of April 17 for Bald Mountain and April 3 for Dollar Mountain.

“We have great conditions on the mountain,” Sun Valley’s Jack Sibbach said. “Snow on Baldy, a rain-snow mix in town. Six inches last weekend , with another two on Monday and another two this morning. The mountain is skiing great.”

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Sun Valley has the U.S. Alpine Championships coming to town March 21-27. The men’s alpine combined (slalom/super G) is March 22, the women’s alpine combined is March 23, the men’s and women’s super G races are March 24, the men’s and women’s slalom races are March 25, the men’s giant slalom is March 26 and the women’s giant slalom is March 27. The ski area is open throughout the racing.

The marquee day is March 24 with the two high-speed races. NBC will televise them.

Full schedule of events.

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Gateway Parks at Eagle Island has closed for the season.

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