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Bogus Basin to open tubing hill, cross-country skiing this weekend; Tamarack opens Fri.

Although it’s not yet opening for downhill skiing, Bogus Basin announced today that it’ll open its tubing hill this weekend, along with cross-country skiing and its Nordic lodge and a non-lift-served, hiking-only terrain park near the base of the No. 1 Deer Point chairlift.

“We’re continuing to make snow on a daily basis and anticipate opening more terrain next weekend,” said General Manager Brad Wilson. “If the current weather pattern continues, we expect to have the Coach lift open along with our two new beginner conveyor lifts on Dec. 16.”

Tubing sessions cost $15 plus tax; the Nordic highway is groomed from the Frontier Point Lodge to Superior, a 6.4-K out-and-back loop; and the hiking-served terrain park, which is for intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders, is free. The Simplot lodge will be open for restroom access only on the main floor.

Meanwhile, Tamarack Resort near Donnelly announced that it’ll open for the season on Friday, with seven-day-a-week operations. Only the upper mountain will be open, offering intermediate and expert terrain. Lift tickets will be discounted to $49 for adults, $24 for seniors and teens, $10 for ages 7-11 and free for ages 6 and under.

And Brundage Mountain near McCall announced that it’ll open its Easy Street beginner chairlift for free skiing Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Brundage Mountain will open for the winter season as soon as we get enough snow to pack and groom the slopes,” the resort reported. “Let the snow dances begin!”



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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