Bogus Basin gets early-season snowfall

Snow sticking at Bogus Basin for now

BOISE -- Wet weather in the valley took an chilly turn up on Bogus Basin Monday morning.

The ski area and surrounding mountains were dusted with snow overnight, with just enough flakes to stick to the ground.

More snow is expected Tuesday, and KTVB Meteorologist Larry Gebert says it likely won't disappear until mid-week. Temperatures measured just a few degrees above freezing at the top of the mountain Monday.

"We've seen a lot of rain come through in the last couple of days, but that's actually very healthy for our snow base as well,” Bogus Basin marketing director John Hart said. “If we can saturate the ground really well, then the temperature drops, the ground will freeze solid and that will provide for a much better snow base to build upon as the snow does come and start to stick around."

The ski area has not yet opened to skiers and snowboarders for the season.

Bogus Basin isn't the only area ski resort celebrating the first signs of oncoming winter. According to Sun Valley Resort, seven inches of snow fell on Baldy by Monday morning. 

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