Snowkiting, which allows skiers and snowboarders to glide across snowy terrain while being pulled by the wind via a large kite, is becoming more popular in Idaho. The Camas Prairie east of Boise is a popular destination.
Idaho’s Tamarack Ski Resort will replace its once-popular Wildwood ski lift for the 2019-20 season, when it plans to complete construction on its half-finished “village.” Season-pass deals start Feb. 18.
Idaho ski resorts Bogus Basin and Brundage Mountain announced Presidents Day season-pass sales at slightly higher prices than in previous years. Deals include discounts for young adults, families and military members.
Though the Treasure Valley saw a mild, rainy weekend, storms in the last 48 hours dumped more than a foot of new snow at Bogus Basin and nearly two feet at Tamarack Resort. Brundage and Sun Valley also saw snowfall.
Ron Abramovich, with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, knows his water — which comes from snow. So he pays attention to what's up in the mountains. See how he makes his measurements and predictions.
The Idaho Sled Dog Challenge, held during McCall’s Winter Carnival, has expanded in its second year to include a 150-mile sled dog race and a 300-mile course. It’s also a qualifier for the Iditarod and Yukon Quest races.
Bogus Basin announced it will resume its public bus routes to the mountain after announcing at the start of the season that the decades-long transportation option would be discontinued. The bus will run weekends and holidays.
The Warm Springs Day Lodge at Sun Valley Resort will re-open Saturday — eight months after it was badly damaged in a fire. The public is invited to attend a grand re-opening celebration at 11 a.m. Dec. 22.
Idaho skiing areas, including Sun Valley, Bogus Basin, Brundage, Tamarack and Soldier, offer updates on snow conditions for skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports as well as which runs and lifts are open.
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area opened Thursday — 20 days earlier than last year. And if the opening day conditions are any indication, it could be a good year for skiers and boarders. Bogus opened the Deer Point and Morning Star sections of the ski area for Thursday and Friday, and will expand to the full mountain Saturday.
Tamarack's Jon Reveal tells people at the Idaho Statesman's Playing Outdoors: Skis and Boards event Tuesday that he plans to reverse the business model of attracting real estate investors, to one of appealing to skiers first.