BOISE -- It is Bogus Basin's latest opening in history, but it is better late than never.
The recent winter storm brought with it enough snow for the mountain to get four of its ski lifts running.
Skiers and snowboarders will begin carving fresh tracks into the snow at 10 a.m. Thursday. The mountain will be open until 4:30 p.m.
But before the mountain could open, trails had to be tracked. KTVB's Natalie Podgorski spent the morning riding along with the Snowcat drivers who make the trails at Bogus Basin.
The biggest thing is making sure we put out a really really nice groom without ridges and berms and holes, said Bob Hoff, one of the Snowcat drivers. That is a challenge because the snow is constantly changing.
When the groomers starting working this morning at 4 a.m. snow was still falling on the mountain. According to Bogus Basin's website, the mountain has 6 inches of fresh powder.
The groomers job is to make sure they pack down the snow on the main trails so they are safe.
We smooth it out, level it off, we primp it and prime it and make it so it is accessible and skiable for all people, said Phillip Hamilton, he's been a groomer at Bogus Basin for 15 seasons.
Early this morning there was snow covering the windy road on the way to the mountain. Even though snow plows are working to improve the driving conditions, people heading up the mountain are encouraged to take it slow and be careful.
Bogus Basin lift tickets will begin selling at $30 each.
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