The day after Christmas usually offers very few options, but near the top of the list is skiing or shopping. So unless you're anxious to return your sweater or get a discount on another scarf, you're probably inclined to head to the slopes.
But the 2011 edition of Holiday Week is not being kind to Treasure Valley skiers. The mountain at Bogus Basin remains closed to alpine and nordic skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Up in McCall, Brundage Mountain Resort is still waiting for snow before it can open its slopes. Sadly, the resort's 50th birthday party is scheduled for this Wednesday. Brundage operators promise a celebration with or without snow. Down Highway 55, there's no new snow at Tamarack, though operators said seven of their 36 trails were open.
In the Wood River region, Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain are both open with limited terrain available.
Grand Targhee reported no new snow but 113 inches at its peaks, and Pomerelle is reporting 27 inches at its summit.
Now the good news (at least for skiers). The National Weather Service Office in Boise is looking for light precipitation on Tuesday and a Pacific trough of precipitation that should hit Idaho on Wednesday. Some heavy snow accumulations are possible for midweek.