Ski Touring and Nordic Skiing - Easy III

6 to 8 miles round trip or 600 ft. to 800 ft. elevation gain.

 

Ski Touring and Nordic Skiing - Easy III Trips


Ski Tour

Join us for a relaxing ski tour (in sunny spring conditions) around the Banner Ridge Park-n-Ski area north of Idaho City.  The loop is just over 7 miles with 800-900 ft cumulative elevation gain.  Intermediate ski skills and track skis (waxable or waxless) are required.  Vehicles need Park-n-Ski passes, available in Idaho City.  No dogs, please.

XC Ski: Little Bear Basin

We will be doing a XC ski trip to Little Bear Basin outside of McCall. The route will stay on trails rated as green or blue and will include about 2 to 3 hours of skiing or longer if the group is up for it. You can check out the trail map at: http://j.b5z.net/i/u/2160156/i/Bearbasin_trail_sys_map.jpg We will plan on leaving Boise at 8:00 am. The trip will be cancelled if the weather conditions are too bad. The group size will be limited to 8 people and the cost to ski at Little Bear Basin is $10 per person.

Nordic Nites II

Come join Colls for an evening of Nordic Skiing under the gentle lights at Bogus Basin’s Nordic Ski Area on March 5th or 19th(easy/moderate). Great views of the Treasure Valley and uncluttered trails await you! At 5:30 pm we’ll depart the parking area near Moxi Java on Bogus Basin Road just north of Hill Road (in the shopping center area near the Bogus offices) and carpool up the hill. We should be on skis by 6:30 and can go until 8:30pm, when the Nordic Trail closes. We can break into groups depending on how fast some in the group wants to go.

Nordic Night at Bogus

Come join Colls for an evening of nordic skiing under the gentle lights at Bogus Basin’s nordic ski area. Great views of the Treasure Valley, and uncluttered trails await you! At 5:30pm, we’ll depart the parking area near Moxi Java on Bogus Basin road just north of Hill Road (in the shopping center area near the Bogus offices) and carpool up the hill. We should be on skis by 6:30 and can go til 8:30pm when it closes. We can break into groups depending how fast some want to do. Downhillers are welcome, but need to know we’ll only be there 2 hours.

First Ski Touring Trip of the Season

Dust off your cross-country touring skis and join us on the logging/mining roads north of Idaho City. We are hoping for fresh powder (snow is forecast) on the old base. We will ski the Elkhorn loop at the Banner Park-n-Ski if it is not too windy - our backups are one or both of the more protected Goldfork loops. We will be breaking trail (great practice for back-country touring). The terrain will be enjoyed by skiers with intermediate skills. Park-n-Ski passes can be purchased on the way in Idaho City for vehicles without them.