Every year we buy a season ski pass for Adam at Bogus Basin. He and his friends love getting up on the mountain and enjoying some great skiing and I loved the fact that last year he was able to drive himself up the mountain. No more bus rides! Last year, Bogus was open on Thanksgiving Day. This year however, is different. I think they have 4 inches of snow at the base and I've never seen anything like it.
Until now, the latest Bogus had ever opened was January 6th. We're now a week past that and while they're saying that the mountains could get snow starting Wednesday, they say it won't be enough to open the resort. Bogus is losing $100,000 a day in revenue. Then, when you think about the ski shops, the restaurants and convenience stores on Bogus Basin road that also depend on skiers, plus all the employees at Bogus, it's just another horrible tragedy for our economy. We certainly didn't need this. Brundage Mountain opened 5 runs in December but haven't really gotten any new snow since. I'm sure it's been hard on their economy too.
I wonder, will we skip our typical winter all together, or are we going to get dumped on in March and have snow on the ground in May? I'm at the point now where I don't want snow. I'm ready for spring! And as far as skiing goes, I suppose the boys could drive over to the Bruneau Sand Dunes...
This is the oddest winter I've ever seen and I bet it's something we're never going to forget.