BOISE -- Plenty of snowfall at Idaho ski resorts over the past week has many anticipating a better season than last, when some resorts didn't open until January.
Bogus Basin's record late opening date of January 19th came much to the chagrin of Treasure Valley skiers and snowboarders.
But this season already has a better outlook, with most ski resorts already open for the season. Bogus Basin is hoping to open its runs by Christmas.
As of 4 p.m. Sunday, resorts are reporting a fresh helping of weekend snow:
The Treasure Valley's home resort is reporting three inches of new snow over the weekend. Right now, Bogus has a base depth of 12 inches. They're hoping to open for the season by Christmas. With more snow in the forecast, it could be sooner.
Idaho's most well-known resort has been open for a couple weeks now. As of Sunday morning, Bald Mountain reported nearly two inches of fresh snow, with a base depth of 24 inches and a summit depth of 50 inches. The resort is expecting four to eight inches of new snow overnight Sunday.
With the motto "The Best Snow in Idaho," the resort is sure backing it up this so far this season. Opening day was Friday, and skiers and snowboarders were treated to plenty of fresh powder throughout the weekend. "After last year's late opening and recent thought-provoking events, we've truly been counting our blessings this opening weekend," said Brundage Mountain communication director April Russell. The resort reports five inches of new snow in last 24 hours and has opened 100% of its terrain.
The conditions at Valley County's resort are "very good" according Tamarack's snow report. The resort says they've received six inches of fresh snow in the last day and are expecting plenty more over the next couple days. Currently Tamarack has 15 of 37 runs open and is operating three of its six lifts.
KTVB Chief Meteorologist Rick Lantz say mountain areas can expect to see six to ten inches of snow, with higher mountain peaks getting nearly two feet of snow. Click here for the forecast.