Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Saturday, September 26, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 43° Clear

Eye On Boise skiing archive

THURSDAY, DEC. 28, 2017

Betsy and Charlie Russell on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at Tamarack Resort (Betsy Z. Russell)

When life knocks hard...

We all know that getting older kind of sucks. That’s pretty much a given, and widely acknowledged among those of us who have reached middle age. But life has a way of knocking hard and waking us up. Just in the past two years, three...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, DEC. 7, 2017


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22, 2017

7 ski resorts open Thanksgiving Weekend

Seven regional ski resorts either are already open for the season or planning to open around Thanksgiving weekend, the AP reports. According to the Idaho Ski Areas Association, Sun Valley's Bald and Dollar mountains are scheduled to open Thursday. Meanwhile, Sandpoint's Schweitzer Mountain will reopen Friday after opening Nov. 17, the earliest...

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, NOV. 3, 2017

The 67th annual Ski Swap at Expo Idaho in Boise that opens on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, benefits the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation. (Betsy Z. Russell)

It’s Ski Swap time in Boise…

Just in time for this weekend’s 67th annual Ski Swap at Expo Idaho in Boise, Tamarack Resort is reporting 17 new inches of snow since 3 p.m. yesterday – that’s right, 17 inches. And it’s still snowing there. And snow magnet Grand Targhee is reporting...

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017


A spring day at Bogus Basin, Boise's non-profit ski resort, on Sunday, April 9, 2017. The resort is open for one more week, closing on April 16, and the slopes are calling... (Betsy Z. Russell)

Time for some time off... 

I’m off for the next week, and will be back and blogging on Monday, April 17th. There will be news between now and then – the final shoes dropping from the legislative session, for example, with the fate of the grocery tax repeal and the...

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016

FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016

TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016

THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016

SUNDAY, JAN. 10, 2016

View from Bogus Basin on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 (Betsy Z. Russell)

Of legislative sessions and civility...

During the Idaho legislative session, one thing keeps me sane: Skiing on the weekends up at Bogus Basin. So what better way to prepare for the upcoming State of the State than a weekend on the slopes? There was a Saturday of superb conditions, on-trail...

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2015

Snow blankets trees at the top of Bogus Basin on Sunday morning, against mostly blue skies (Betsy Z. Russell)

Up in the mountains: Let it snow...

Just had to share this picture I took yesterday morning at the top of Bogus Basin, Boise’s non-profit ski area, which now has more snow than it’s had in several years. Bogus reports that its base is up to 48 inches and it’s received 4...

Continue reading this post »

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015

TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015

FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015

TUESDAY, DEC. 1, 2015

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2015

TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2015

Snow frosts the mountains above Boise on Tuesday, Nov. 10 (Betsy Z. Russell)

Look up, Boise - it's snow time... 

It’s snow time, folks. The mountains above Boise are frosted white, and Idaho ski resorts are reporting impressive snow totals and looking ahead to opening for the season. None are actually open yet, but Grand Targhee, just over the state line in Wyoming, has announced...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 2015

MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015


Eye On Boise

News, happenings and more from the Idaho Legislature and the state capital.