Officials at Bogus Basin said Tuesday they’ll wait another day before deciding whether to open its runs for skiing this week.
“We’re going to look at the storm (overnight) and then make the call on Wednesday,” general manager Brad Wilson said.
Wilson, who began work earlier this month after previously serving as general manager of Diamond Peak Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe, said there won’t be any Thanksgiving skiing.
“It wouldn’t be any earlier than Friday, and it could be a Saturday opening. We’ll just have to see what we get,” Wilson said. “We’re really, really close but we just don’t want to make the call and not be right.”
On Tuesday afternoon, Bogus reported a base of 13 inches of snow, one inch less than on Monday. Just before 1 p.m., the temperature on the mountain was 38 degrees.
Last year, Bogus didn’t open until Dec. 19, with a base of 13 inches of snow. On Monday, it reported a base of 14 inches and a temperature of 43 degrees. In 2013, opening day was Dec. 8.
Sun Valley and Pomerelle Mountain Resort said they will both open on Thanksgiving Day.
Sun Valley on Tuesday reported snow depths of 19 inches at the top and 12 inches at the mid-levels and at the base, unchanged from Monday. Pomerelle reported 10 inches of snow at the top. also the same from the day before.
Gateway Parks, the terrain and tubing hill at Eagle Island State Park, is expected to open Friday. Daily lift tickets are $15.