Look toward the mountains – hoping for snow

mountiansThis is the time of the year when we’re looking toward the mountains relishing every inch of snow that falls and adds to the snowpack.

Whether you’re a big game hunter wanting to get in late-season hunting when the snow drives the animals down or a skier and snowboarder hoping to hit the slopes early.Then there are whitewater boaters and reservoir cruisers hoping for a healthy snowpack that will provide water for recreation.

Speaking of slopes, Grand Targhee, on the Idaho-Wyoming border, is racking up an impressive amount of snow for its opening on Friday. It got 5 inches of new snow since Tuesday morning and has a base of 40 inches. The resort has had over 90 inches of total snowfall to date.

Bogus Basin posted on its web site that it got 3 inches Tuesday and an inch today for a total of 12 inches.

Brundage Mountain got 7 inches in the last 48 hours and has a depth of 20 inches on the summit.

Tamarack has 4 inches of new with about 9 inches total.

Sun Valley’s website shows 5 inches of snow for its Baldy report. However, the resort is making snow and set a Thanksgiving opening.

Photo of the mountains of Central Idaho last weekend – Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman




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