Flicks and Flakes
They're at it again with the Ninth Annual Sawtooth Mountain Film Festival at Boise State on March 7 and 8. This year, a twist: They're going to haul five truckloads of snow down from Bogus Basin to Boise State so they can stage a snowboard competition right there on campus. Tickets are only $6 in advance for the first night's films, or $8 at the door. The Rail Jam snowboard competition is set for Saturday from 1-5 p.m. on the Intramural Field, and it's free. Visit Rec.BoiseState.edu/sawtoothmountainfilmfest for more info.
Zip It Good
Everything's coming up zippy here in Idaho. The latest trend in the outdoor world: zip lines. The concept would be familiar to anyone who grew up hanging from wires in their back yard, but with more safety gear and more exciting rides. Clip a harness onto the wire strung between several trees, and you go soaring through the air from one platform to another. Tamarack Resort already has one in their summertime lineup. Now, longtime heli-ski guide Eric Faull says Idaho's newest zip line course will be in Horseshoe Bend. He and his brother Jim hope to open their zip line operation, Zip Idaho, by Memorial Day. Zip Idaho will feature, according to promotional materials, the "Wild Turkey," a 1,700-foot-long wire that should get anyone's heart rate up.
If you like the Tamarack course, you'll probably like the Horseshoe Bend one. They're both built and designed by the same company, Experience Based Learning.
For more information, check out ZipIdaho.com.