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Still time to bid in Bogus Basin Bash auction


Now that it's past Labor Day, social convention says we're not supposed to wear white, but it doesn't say anything about thinking about the white stuff.

There's still time to bid on items in the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area Bogus Bash 2013 online auction. Bidding remains open through 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, giving Bogus supporters a chance not only to pick up some cool gear, services and trips, but to help raise money so the nonprofit ski area can buy equipment to help clear brush from the slopes--which makes them way easier to cruise down in the winter (OK, and safer, too).

Items up for bid include fly fishing casting lessons for two, a chance to get up close and personal with Zoo Boise's lemurs, U.S. Ski Team gear, massages, memberships to Discovery Center of Idaho and Idaho Botanical Garden, assorted outdoor gear, meals and more.

To bid, go online to and click on the auction link.

In more Bogus news, season pass holders can now pick up their passes during regular office hours at the Bogus Basin Road Ticket Office.

Boarders from the 'burbs are one step closer to having a terrain park to shred without having to actually go to the mountains.

The Eagle City Council approved the Concessions and Exclusive Use Agreement for a proposed terrain and wakeboard park on seven acres at the Eagle Bike Park.

It's not a done deal for the Eagle Terrain Park--the brainchild of Planet Snow's Ryan Neptune--but it's a big step toward getting the park built in the area that had originally been planned for a velodrome.

The proposal calls for the installation of snow-making equipment, a jib park, magic carpet and a tubing hill, as well as turning the velodrome pit into a 19-million-gallon wakeboarding park with a cable tow line, and refurbishing the existing skatepark (BW, Rec, "Park and Ride," July 10, 2013). Day passes would cost roughly $15 and season passes $100.

The price tag for the facility would run about $1 million--which Planet Snow and other sponsors would front--and the city of Eagle would get about 10 percent of the gross revenue.

Project supporters have continued to hold a series of public open houses to address concerns over traffic and noise, and the city has rolled out a swanky website in support of the Terrain Park, filled with maps, facts and information. Check it out under Parks and Recreation in the City Departments drop-down menu at