Soldier Mountain, near Fairfield, decided to shut down for the season, but other resorts will try to hang in there for another few weeks.

After a year of being at least semi-cooped up and the weather starting to warm up, spring fever is for REAL.  The kids are climbing the walls (more than usual) and Mama has opened the front door to anywhere, and just needs a direction to point them.  And, with restrictions lifting, dating lives aren't suffering as much and couples can meet in places that don't involve Zoom codes and mute buttons.  This is good.  And there is still time to hit at least a few of Idaho's slopes.

Bogus Basin has plans to keep trails open through the first part of April, with an estimated closing date of April 9th.  The Nordic Trails and lift operations are open from 10 am to 10 pm, and now that it's staying light a little bit later in the evening, it's an opportunity for some beautiful sunset pics for your socials with your hot date.  Or with the kids as you try to wear them out so they'll sleep.

For the trails that are open daily at Bogus Basin, click HERE.  Most of the trails are groomed, but there are several that are ungroomed.  Highs will be in the 50s this weekend with lows in the 30s.

Solider Mountain Ski Area (about two hours from Boise) has closed for the season, and they're celebrating the end of the season with a big party on Saturday.  They're planning fun and games, a Cardboard Box Derby at 11 am, a Pond Skim Competition at 1:30 pm, and a Twinkie Bonfire Roasting later in the day.  You can register for the competitions at

Although they've wrapped up the winter activities, Soldier Mountain will have things happening later in the year.  They're planning to open four mountain biking trails during the summer and fall.

Winter was fun, but we're excited to get into warmer weather, walks on the Greenbelt, dinners on the patios of some great Boise restaurants, and pandemic willing, the opening of pools and water parks this summer.  Stay tuned!

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