Friday
Apr012016

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

Thursday
Feb042016

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!

http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/swapping-school-supplies-for-snowshoes/Content?oid=3707299

Wednesday
Jan202016

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!

Tuesday
Dec152015

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:
http://snowschool.squarespace.com/documents-for-volunteeers/

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

Can't wait, looking forward to it!

 

Friday
Dec112015

First SnowSchool training of the season

Tuesday, December 15th is our first training day for SnowSchool. The Boise WaterShed and The Foothills Learning Center have generously offered to present their pre-trip lessons to our volunteers and interns. This will provide more background and information on what the students coming up to SnowSchool have been introduced to allowing you to incorporate these lessons into your on-snow teaching.

Tuesday, December 15th
10:30-12:30 (approximately one hour per lesson)
Bogus Basin downtown sales office (2600 N. Bogus Basin Rd.)
Come in through the front doors and the sales office will direct you to the conference room.