Snow in Mountains Brings Optimism to Bogus, Brundange

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Nothing is guaranteed, but operators at Bogus Basin and Brundage ski resorts were a bit more confident this morning that they'll be opening sooner than later, following the recent snowfall.

Bogus operators were cautiously optimistic on Facebook: "Woo-hoo! We'll take it!" they wrote. "There are more storms on the way!"

Brundage operators wrote this morning on the resort's Facebook page that "there is a strong chance" that slopes would be open north of McCall beginning Friday, Jan. 6. As of this morning, the mountain was already partially covered with a base ranging from 12-18 inches. Brundage celebrates its 50th birthday Wednesday night with a "Light Up the Night" event, featuring a bonfire, live music and fireworks.

The Boise office of the National Weather Service said more precipitation was likely for the remainder of the week (rain in the valleys, snow in the mountains) with a strong trough of precipitation continuing to push in from the Pacific.

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