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Eye On Boise Bogus Basin archive



MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014

MONDAY, FEB. 24, 2014

Racers at the start of the Trudi Bolinder Memorial Super-G at Bogus Basin on Sunday (Betsy Russell)

Bogus Basin kicks into gear...

Great skiing up at Bogus Basin this weekend, where the mountain is now in excellent shape, opening up favorite spots that hadn’t been accessible all season until now. Paradise was closed for the weekend for the annual Trudi Bolinder Memorial Super-G race, a USSA qualifier...

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Bogus opens Superior chair

For the first time this season, Bogus Basin has announced that it's opening the Superior chair on the backside today, the last major section of the mountain that's not been able to open so far due to the thin snowpack. There's more info here at...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 22, 2013

MONDAY, DEC. 9, 2013

Bogus opens for the season, skiers delight

What a fabulous surprise for Treasure Valley skiers, when Bogus Basin opened yesterday on just one day’s notice. I certainly didn’t expect to be laying down tracks through untouched powder at my home ski resort over the weekend, but there we were! The non-profit resort...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 15, 2013

THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 2013

MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013

MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2013

MONDAY, JAN. 21, 2013

View of Boise from Bogus Basin, 1/20/13 (Betsy Russell)

Up where the air is clear...

While we shiver and sniffle in the frigid temperatures of the inversion-plagued Boise valley, there's a whole different world just 16 miles to the north at Bogus Basin. This view from the top of Chair 1 yesterday afternoon snows the smog-filled valley below in which...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 11, 2013

Bogus opens Superior for night skiing

Now here's some news: Bogus Basin has announced that having received more than 9 inches of snow over the last few days, it now has enough to open the No. 3 Superior chair for night skiing. That high-speed chairlift, on the back side of the...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 1, 2013

Fog shrouds the Treasure Valley on New Year's Day, while Bogus Basin up above has blue sky and sunshine. (Betsy Russell)

Up above the fog...

Even though I know it'll be there, there's something startling about coming up out of a frigid, foggy inversion, with snowflakes floating around in the low, gray sky in Boise, into brilliant sunshine above it all up at Bogus Basin. It was like an island...

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MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2012

The view from the Paradise run at Bogus Basin ski resort on Sunday (Betsy Russell)

Dashing through the snow... 

It's amazing how much difference a few inches of snow can make. Our local ski mountain was starting to look a little like a bran muffin in places on Saturday, but after 3 inches of snow overnight, Sunday morning it was transformed into a glittering,...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012

Sunrise at Bogus Basin ski resort on opening day, Friday, Dec. 21 (Betsy Russell)

Opening day at Bogus Basin...

This shot of sunrise at Bogus Basin this morning was taken before the lifts opened, but not before skiers already were getting their gear ready and heading out to the lift base. Despite early-season conditions, it was a very fun opening day for Boise's local...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012

Bogus Basin ski resort north of Boise announced Tuesday that it'll open for skiing on Friday. (Betsy Russell)

Bogus Basin to open for skiing Friday

It's looking mighty pretty up toward Bogus Basin today, with the recent new snow shining in the sunshine, and now Boise's non-profit ski resort has announced that it'll open up for skiing on Friday.The resort will open its front side plus the No. 6 Pine...

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Skiers mark the final day of the regular season at Bogus Basin on Saturday. (Betsy Russell)

Sending off the season...

Spring skiing, costumes and frivolity were the orders of the day as Bogus Basin held its end-of-season sendoff on Saturday, marking the close of a late-starting but still-fun ski season for the local non-profit ski resort. Bogus has announced a bonus weekend, when it will...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012

A spring day at Bogus Basin... (Betsy Russell)

Spring on the mountain...

Some years, Bogus Basin doesn't get any spring skiing, because winter runs right up until closing day, and then it's all over. Not this year. Over the weekend, as temperatures nudged and topped 70 degrees in the valley, Bogus Basin skiers enjoyed a cornucopia of...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012

Bogus Basin to open new Superior chair Sat.

Bogus Basin has just announced that it will open its new Superior high-speed quad chairlift tomorrow for the season. In addition to the new lift, the resort also will open the Pine Creek and Bitterroot Basin areas of the mountain on Saturday; night skiing will...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2012

Bogus Basin to open tomorrow 

Bogus Basin has announced that it will open for the season tomorrow - Thursday, Jan. 19, the non-profit Boise ski resort's latest-ever opening; there's more info here. Charlifts 1, 2, 4, 7 and the Easy Rider carpet will operate; hours Thursday and Friday will be...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2012


SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2011

Bogus Basin ski resort shimmers under a cold, partly cloudy sky on Sunday. The non-profit ski resort 16 miles north of Boise is once again selling season ski passes for $199. (Betsy Russell)

Above it all...

Thank you, Bogus Basin, for keeping me sane this winter. The politics may be hot and heavy in town, but up on the mountain, when I get to sneak up there on weekends, it's cold, clear and crisp. Not only that, it's cheap, it's non-profit,...

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