It's SnowSchool season...

Another season of Bogus Basin SnowSchool is upon us! And we are so excited. The calendar is nearly booked solid, teachers are pumped, and we can't wait to get going. All we need now is the power and support of our dedicated community volunteers who are the stars of this program.

Please join us for our annual trainings. Whether you are a veteran volunteer or brand new to the program, you'll definitely want to take advantage of these informational and fun trainings. 

Here's the 2017 Training Schedule:

*SnowSchool Activities training day: Saturday, December 17th, 8:45am- 3pm, Bogus Basin Frontier Point Nordic Lodge

*Help Build an Igloo day: Sunday, December 18th, 8:45am- 3pm, Bogus Basin Frontier Point Nordic Lodge

*SnowSchool Activities training day: Saturdays, December 31st, 8:45am- 3pm, Bogus Basin Frontier Point Nordic Lodge

* Snow Science with FS Hydrologist Brian Anderson and Winter Ecology with FS Botanist Edna Rey-Vizgirdas : Tuesday, January 3rd, 8:45am-3pm, Bogus Basin Frontier Point Nordic Lodge

Not sure if SnowSchool is for you? No probelm, join us for an Activities day to get a feel for the program. 



Inaugural Snow-ga SnowSchool Fundraiser

Long time SnowSchool supporter, Edna, led a group of us through snow-ga (snowshoe yoga). This unique event was a fundraiser for Bogus Basin SnowSchool. The weather was beautiful and the forest was peaceful. Thanks everyone who made it to this fun event and for supporting SnowSchool. Many thanks to our snow-ga instructor, Edna! If you missed out this year, we hope you'll join us next season.

Click here for more photos of snow-ga


SnowSchool in the Boise Weekly

Thanks so much to Jessica Murri of the Boise Weekly for coming up to SnowSchool to spend a day with the SnowSchool crew and students from one of Whitney Elementary's 5th grade classes. Check out her article below. How exciting!


Winter Ecology and Tracking

Ray Vizgirdas (local naturalist and long time friend and partner to SnowSchool) is offering a FREE class on winter ecology and wildlife tracking at the Foothills Learning Center on February 4th from 7-8pm. This is a great resource if you're interested in learning more about how to interpret clues in the snow.

 Check it out here!


Upcoming on-snow training

Saturday (January 2nd) is our final Activities Training day! The day will be a mock-SnowSchool where Kerry (National SnowSchool Director) and I will take you through a day of SnowSchool. We'll model the 3 Essentials for you as well as many other activities. It will also be a good day for trail orientation.

Dress prepared to spend the day out in the snow. Waterproof clothing, boots, gloves, etc. If you have snowshoes, feel free to bring them. If you don't have any or prefer not to bring yours, there are loads to borrow from the Nordic Lodge. Don't forget to bring a lunch and water bottle. The day should be wrapped up by 4pm at the latest.

We'll carpool from the downtown office (2600 N. Bogus Basin Rd.) at 8:45am. Please don't park in the parking lot. We need to park along Parkhill which is just north of the front doors of the sales office and right in front of an apartment complex.

I highly suggest reading through the Activity and Curriculum Guide on the SnowSchool website before attending this training. This will give you background info. on the activities we present on Saturday. Here's the link to the guide:

Saturday, January 2nd
Carpool at 8:45 from downtown office
Bring lunch and water

Can't wait, looking forward to it!