- Adam Rosenlund
Half an inch of snow has fallen on Tamarack Resort, bringing the mid-mountain total to just over a foot. It's not much, but the Cascade-area ski resort is open Nov. 14 for a one-day event as a preview of its official opening day Friday, Dec. 11.
From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., the Discovery Chair will get skiers and snowboarders to the beginner hill, which has been fitted with a mini terrain park as part of "Sneak Peek Saturday." Day passes are $10, and children ages 7 and under ski free. Food will be available at Canoe Grill, and a selection of rental equipment will be available as well.
The event is part of Tamarack's season pass sale: Adult passes are $409 until Monday, Nov. 16, after which the price bumps up to $449.
Closer to Boise, the base depth at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is 8 inches, with no opening date announced. Bogus recently hired a new general manager, Brad Wilson, who sees the continuation of Bogus' success coming from a combination of snowmaking and higher lift ticket prices.
Wilson's comments came after the release of a feasibility study that included increasing summer activities at the resort.