With a severe lack of snow during the 2011/12 season, the early snowfall across Idaho is good news for the local ski resorts.
“It is so nice to see some snow,” said Alan Moore, general manager of Bogus Basin. He added, “Typically we open sometime between Thanksgiving and sometime in December, and that is what we are still thinking.”
He did say that they currently have eight “pretty heavy” inches of snow at the base. However, with the temperatures expected next week, that may melt.
Sun Valley said they are opening Baldy and Dollar Mountains on Thanksgiving, November 22. Yet, according to Jack Sibbach with the resort, Dollar Mountain may close weeks after Thanksgiving, depending on conditions.
Brundage Mountain is reporting 13 inches of new snow in the past seven days, with three of those inches falling since 5pm Tuesday night.
April Russell with Brundage said, “We do not have enough snow yet to officially set an opening day, but we plan to open for the Winter Season as soon as we have enough snow to properly pack and groom the slopes.”
Russell stated that as soon as conditions permit, they will open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and daily operations will commence starting December 14.
Pomerelle Resort also received their first snow on Monday and are optimistic about the season.