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Ready to ski? Bogus Basin is open for business

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Looking for a little escape this weekend? You won’t have to go very far. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Boise’s own ski resort, opened on December 8, and they are ready to welcome winter fitness enthusiasts of all skill levels. Why not take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and hit the slopes?

You can enjoy skiing or snowboarding on Saturday or Sunday. On Sunday, December 15, you can also check out the Nordic Demo Day, and try out some new cross country and skate ski equipment. Sales representatives from Bogus Basin’s major equipment suppliers will be available to show you their latest and greatest gear.

Skiing is a great way to burn calories, and it will give you a full-body workout. A 150 pound person will burn 475 calories in an hour of snow skiing. A 200 pound person will burn 635 calories in an hour. If you prefer snowboarding, a 150 pound person will torch 425 calories in an hour, while a 200 pound person will blast 570 calories.

Want some safety tips? Check out the embedded video.

So far, the tubing hill is tentatively planned to open next Friday, December 20. This can change, depending on conditions. You can reserve a spot by clicking on this link.

It’s always a good idea to check conditions before you head out. To check conditions, click on this link. Right now, there are limited hours until snow season really gets underway. Current operating hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays. All night lifts are currently closed. Once we get more snow, Bogus Basin will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and holidays. In addition to 53 groomed runs, they also operate Nordic and snowshoe trails, and the tubing hill.

For pricing information, and to learn more about Bogus Basin, click on this link.

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