Power restored at Bogus Basin

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area experienced another power outage Wednesday.  

The ski hill closed early on Tuesday due to a power outage. There was no night skiing Tuesday.

Idaho Power spokesman Brad Bowlin says today's outage was reported at 11:54 a.m.  By 2 p.m. full power had been restored. He says snow unloading is the likely cause of both outages. That's when snow on a tree or power line falls off, causing the power line to bounce and trip. The line must be physically inspected before it can be turned back on.

A spokesman for Bogus Basin says they do have a backup generator, so everyone was able to get off the mountain. The lifts were closed for a couple of hours but are back up and running. He says there will be night skiing tonight, but only on the front side of the mountain.

For that latest information on what's happening at the resort, check out their website.

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