SnowSchool Sponsors

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REI has generously supported the national SnowSchool program with a recent contribution to support the Bogus Basin SnowSchool. We thank REI for their invaluable partnership.

 

 

The only thing more demanding than winter weather is the group of snow fanatics that we’re happy to call our customers and partners, like the dedicated folks at the SnowSchool and Winter Wildlands Alliance. Atlas snowshoes are available at sporting goods and outdoor retailers world-wide. For more information about Atlas Snow-Shoe Company, please visit http://www.atlassnowshoe.com



MSR (Mountain Safety Research ®) is proud to support the Winter Wildlands Alliance SnowSchool and help protect public lands and wilderness areas for recreational use while introducing the wonders of winter outdoor recreation to our youth. MSR snowshoes are available worldwide For more information visit www.msrgear.com

 

 

Monday
Apr132015

Check out Mountain Discovery Camp in action!

Last spring, Bogus Basin's Outdoor Learning programs- SnowSchool and Mountain Discovery Camp, were the proud recipients of Idaho Power's Powering Tomorrow Grants. It is thanks to such generous and invested community support from organizations, such as Idaho Power, that we can offer affordable, exciting outdoor experiences for the youth of the Treasure Valley. 

Mountain Discovery Camp is featured in a short video that highlights two other recipients of the Powering Tomorrow Grant. Check it out to see our summer program in action (Mountain Discovery Camp is the last organization featured in this video; be sure to stick around to view it)

For those that are interested in signing up a child (9-12 years old) for Mountain Discvoery Camp or a teen (12-16 years old) for Mountain Discovery Teen Camp, you can do so through Boise Parks and Recreation's Summer Activity Guide. You can sign your child up online, copy and paste the link below. Keyword Seach: mountain discovery camp Keyword Search Options: Match All Words. Registration opens April 20th.

https://bprwebtrac.cityofboise.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.html?wbsi=84f11710-3801-7d86-e411-b0e3056aa0ca

Don't miss out! Come join us at Bogus Basin for a summer you're sure to never forget!

Wednesday
Mar182015

Bogus Basin SnowSchool wraps up another successful season!

The snowshoes are on back on the rack till next winter!  Check out our new video featuring SnowSchool educators reflecting on their experiences at Bogus Basin: 

Wednesday
Feb182015

Snowpack Prediction Contest

Check out our cool contest for SnowSchool students and teachers happening now:

http://snowschool.squarespace.com/snowschool-follow-up-project/

Monday
Jan052015

Snow Science Training!

Hi there SnowSchool-ers,
Tomorrow is our last training day of a great training session. We just got back from a wonderful day of hiking with Edna as our guide. Conditions were unreal! Huge flakes falling, untouched snow, it was magical. Thanks to each of you who made it out for Ecology Day. Such a blast and so informational, as always.
TomorrowTuesday, January 6th is Snow Science training with FS hydrologist Brian Anderson. It's sure to be a very educational training for us all. As usual, carpoool will meet at 8:45am outside the downtown office. Park on Parkhill Dr. If you'd like to drive yourself, feel free to meet us at the Nordic Lodge around 9:30 or so. Plan to spend the majority of the day in the snow (lots of layers and warm clothing). Bring lunch, water, notepad if you'd like to take notes. We'll plan on heading back to Boise around 3pm at the very latest. 
Our first day of SnowSchool is THIS WEDNESDAY! We're still short one leader on Wednesday and two on Thursday. Please let me know if you can help! Let's make sure we kick off this season well. 
Thanks so much for being part of this program. So excited to get started. And thanks to all of you who have joined us for trainings and made each day such a blast!

 

Monday
Dec292014

Let's build an igloo...and other things

Hi hi all,

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! It's been snowing so much up at Bogus and the snowshoeing is absolutely wonderful. I was up behind the Lodge yesterday stomping out a quarry for igloo blocks and building up a platform for the igloo and was continually amazed at the beauty and peace of the freshly fallen, untouched snow. We were breaking trail and at some points, thigh-deep in new snow. Incredible! 
I just wanted to remind each of you that this Friday, January 2nd will be our Igloo Building Day. We'll meet to carpool at 8:45am on Parkhill Dr. (outside the Bogus office, 2600 N. Bogus Basin Rd.). Bring a lunch, some water, and snow shoes if you have them (we have lots to loan if not). It's sure to be a great time, laid back, and just good ol' fashioned fun in the snow.
The day after, Saturday, January 3rd, will be our second Activities Training Day. Thanks to each of you who made it to our first training of the season earlier this month. It was a great day in the snow and was wonderful to see all the volunteers, new and old, out for a day in the snow. Thanks to all of you for making that December training such a success! For this training, we'll again meet at 8:45am to carpool, same location for Igloo Building (Parkhill Dr.) and finish up by 3pm. This training will serve as a mock-SnowSchool day and will end with volunteer having the chance to model and lead some activities. For new volunteers, we'll start the day taking pass pictures with HR at the Simplot Lodge. We'll then catch up with the others at the Nordic Lodge after. Please bring lunch, water, snowshoes if you have them, pen and paper if you'd like to take notes, and your personal calendars to sign up for leadership days.
 
Please let me know if you'd like to participate in either or both of these days so we don't leave anyone behind at the carpool. You are also welcome to forego the carpool and just meet us at the Nordic Lodge at 9:30.
Thank you again for being part of SnowSchool! You're all part of what makes this program so special and unique. Hope to see you soon. Have a wonderful celebration ringing in the new year. See you in 2015!
PS. If you can't make the trainings but would still like to volunteer, check out the Volunteer Schedule on the SnowSchool website. You can then email me with dates you'd like to volunteer.
Thanks again!
ilyse
sakamoto
(208)377 3737