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Snow Day!!!!

Well it finally happened!  We have a snow day!!! As a matter of fact I think the winter storm warning was for the entire state of Idaho!  I did a good job to warn my dad and wife to drive through last night and not stop in Salt Lake City….

Snow day

We had 6 inches but it is already melting…. It was very peaceful…. It used to be that I had to run around in the snow driving children to school.  Once in a while other cars would hit mine.  I am a pretty good snow driver (coming from upstate New York) but my counterparts from the great state of California are not…    Instead I just stayed home and enjoyed natures beauty…. The dogs seemed happy…. The orange one is the backside of Jolly the Collie…. She is still with us…..

Bogus Basin (see let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!) has already announced that it is opening at 10 AM tomorrow.  In some parts of the mountains they are predicting over 2 feet of snow!  Perhaps the crops will have water…. Tomorrow I expect things to be back to normal…  My street will be bad but the main ones should be OK…. They don’t believe in snow plows here… Or salt… They will just put dirt at the intersections… Mostly we are civilized about snow… We get it in the mountains and not the valleys…. Just as it should be….But today is a snow day…..

I tried to talk hubby into doing a snowman…. But he wasn’t interested… The kids are grown   and gone….And by the time the driveway was clear I had lost interest…. There was a time that a snow day would have meant snow men and sleds…. Snow balls and hot cocoa…. Now it is just peaceful… A neighbor shoveled the old couples driveway…. Things are friendly in Boise…Boise is a great place to live and play… Today is a snow day… Tomorrow I am back to work selling homes in Great Boise Homes… Give me a call!

Let is Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Bogus Basin


I wish I could say this is the view…But it is not!  Bogus Basin has no snow….It is January and there is no snow at the ski hill….. I am not a skier so why does this bother me?  IT’S THE ECONOMY!

Idaho has magnificent mountains and ski areas… A few of them are open but many like Bogus basin are still closed…. Brundage Mountain in McCall Idaho is open and has offered Bogus Basin season pass holders a deal… Show your Bogus pass and you can ski Brundage for just $25 Monday through Thursday and $35 on the weekend…. Bogus’ year round staff has had to take a pay cut and the seasonal workers haven’t started yet…. Money is not being spent at Bogus (and other unopened resorts)…. That means profits aren’t being earned…. Taxes will not be collected on the unearned money…. The skiers are very sad…. Businesses are nervous.  Stores that sell winter gear are not selling the gear…. People are not coming to ski in Boise….Let it snow!

Of course the ski team at the College of Idaho had a slight perk.  There ski team had to go to Sun Valley so they could practice.   The special Olympics had to cancel the snow sports….because they use Bogus…..

There are other more serious implications…..In Idaho we depend on the snow pack in the mountains for the crops….

No snow = no water = crop problems … The good news is that their is leftover water in our resevours from last year… No snow might also mean more fires in the summer…. We have been pretty lucky the last few years….Let is snow!

So maybe next week the snow will come and Bogus will open…  If we could get half a normal snow pack we might be OK next summer… Last year was really good and we had a great snow pack!  So I think the good people of Boise Idaho can agree it is time for snow on Bogus! Let it snow!  Let it snow! Let it snow!

  Debbie Holmes

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I live at the bottom of a Ski Hill…..Come see beautiful Bogus Basin….

I am not a skier but Boise is a great place for winter sports.  We live just 16.5 miles from Bogus BasinSki Resort….Bogus Basin earned its name when early gold miners thought they had found gold but it was just fool’s gold…

The real gold is the pristine beauty of our ski mountain in the heart of the Boise Front.   For just $249 a beginner can get 4 lessons, an equipment lease and after the lessons it is converted to a season pass….That means you can go up to the slopes whenever you want…  There is both Alpine and Nordic skiing and snowboarding.  The really cool thing is that each year you can sign up for a different type of winter sport lesson.  That gives you the opportunity to learn 3 winter sports and get a yearlong equipment rental and lift pass.

If you are already a skier you need to sign up early (last year) you can get your sking for the year for only $199/person or $800/ family. See ski rates.  The drive up to the Mountain is breathtaking and the road is well plowed.  There is food and lodging available and a education center.

Idaho boasts many ski areas including the Nationally famous Sun Valley  (2.5 hours away) and Brundage (2 hours away) Mountain.

This non skier loves to go up during the non winter months to enjoy our natural beauty that is Idaho.  In 16.5 short miles you are over a mile high!

Boise is a great place to live.  If you want to search Boise homes just click here.