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Up to 5 miles round trip and 600 ft. elevation gain.

SnowSchool Volunteers Needed! Come to an orientation!

 

SnowSchool desperately needs more volunteers! 
 
Do you like to snowshoe? Do you have a passion for the outdoors and enjoy sharing your interest and knowledge with others?  Do you have 3 free days between now and the end of March? If so, please think about volunteering for SnowSchool!! 
 
SnowSchool is a unique program where kids experience the amazing winter environment on snowshoes! SnowSchool relies on volunteers to engage over 1,500 kids each winter. As a SnowSchool volunteer you'll strap on snowshoes and lead and teach small groups of students through the national forest. Our days run from 8:45am to 3pm(driving time included) Tuesday through Friday. We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 3 on-snow days to really experience the program. 

 

If you are interested, feel free to attend one of two orientation days: Monday, February 3rd 9am-10am or Thursday, February 6th 4pm-5pm. Both orientations will be held at the Bogus Basin downtown office (2600 N. Bogus Basin Rd.). Please email SnowSchool coordinator, ilyse Sakamoto, at snowschool@bogusbasin.org or call her at (208) 377-3737 to RSVP. Share your passion of the outdoors and inspire youth of the Treasure Valley through SnowSchool! 

 

Couple of additional details;

We meet at the bottom of Bogus Basin to car pool so the hassle and expense of driving is shared. If you don't feel comfortable driving up Bogus Basin road (either because of your car or inexperience with the road) - you can always grab a ride with someone who is.  
 
Many of these children have never been to Bogus Basin and many have never even played in the snow. It is great fun to introduce them to snowshoeing, the forest, and winter on the mountain.
 
The curriculum is Winter Ecology and/or Snow Science. Don't worry if you don't know much about either of those topics. Excellent training is provided and you can always shadow a more experienced leader first.

 
Most of the groups are 4, 5, 6 graders but there are also a few Jr. High and High School groups. 
 
You can "'shadow" a more experienced leader for a few times before you go out on your own. You are never the only adult out with the kids; you will either have a parent chaperone from the school, a teacher from the school, or another SnowSchool volunteer. 
 
If you commit to volunteering 3 or more times you get a free Nordic trails pass!! 
 
Please come to one of the orientation nights and  see if it is something you would enjoy!
 

 

 

 

Event Contact: 

Please RSVP to Ilyse directly (email address above). Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about either the orientation or the program. This is my third year as a volunteer and it is a great program!

Patrice Davies

patricedavies1@gmail.com 

 

 

Event Date: 
Mon, 02/03/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Event Contact: 

Please RSVP to Ilyse directly (email address above). Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about either the orientation or the program. This is my third year as a volunteer and it is a great program!

Patrice Davies

patricedavies1@gmail.com 

 

SnowSchool Volunteers Needed! Come to an orientation!

 

SnowSchool desperately needs more volunteers! 
 
Do you like to snowshoe? Do you have a passion for the outdoors and enjoy sharing your interest and knowledge with others?  Do you have 3 free days between now and the end of March? If so, please think about volunteering for SnowSchool!! 
 
SnowSchool is a unique program where kids experience the amazing winter environment on snowshoes! SnowSchool relies on volunteers to engage over 1,500 kids each winter. As a SnowSchool volunteer you'll strap on snowshoes and lead and teach small groups of students through the national forest. Our days run from 8:45am to 3pm(driving time included) Tuesday through Friday. We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of 3 on-snow days to really experience the program. 

If you are interested, feel free to attend one of two orientation days: Monday, February 3rd 9am-10am or Thursday, February 6th 4pm-5pm. Both orientations will be held at the Bogus Basin downtown office (2600 N. Bogus Basin Rd.). Please email SnowSchool coordinator, ilyse Sakamoto, at snowschool@bogusbasin.org or call her at (208) 377-3737 to RSVP. Share your passion of the outdoors and inspire youth of the Treasure Valley through SnowSchool! 

Couple of additional details;

We meet at the bottom of Bogus Basin to car pool so the hassle and expense of driving is shared. If you don't feel comfortable driving up Bogus Basin road (either because of your car or inexperience with the road) - you can always grab a ride with someone who is.  
 
Many of these children have never been to Bogus Basin and many have never even played in the snow. It is great fun to introduce them to snowshoeing, the forest, and winter on the mountain.
 
The curriculum is Winter Ecology and/or Snow Science. Don't worry if you don't know much about either of those topics. Excellent training is provided and you can always shadow a more experienced leader first.

 
Most of the groups are 4, 5, 6 graders but there are also a few Jr. High and High School groups. 
 
You can "'shadow" a more experienced leader for a few times before you go out on your own. You are never the only adult out with the kids; you will either have a parent chaperone from the school, a teacher from the school, or another SnowSchool volunteer. 
 
If you commit to volunteering 3 or more times you get a free Nordic trails pass!! 
 
Please come to one of the orientation nights and  see if it is something you would enjoy!
 

 

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Event Contact: 

Please RSVP to Ilyse directly (email address above). Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about either the orientation or the program. This is my third year as a volunteer and it is a great program!

Patrice Davies

patricedavies1@gmail.com 

Gold Fork Snowshoe Hike

 

Saturday should be a wonderful day to be out in the mountains! Please Join me for an easy to moderate snowshoe hike at Gold Fork Park N' Ski area, 20 miles north of Idaho City. We will snowshoe approximately 5 miles using the Moose, Lodgepole, Gold Fork, and Double Dip, snowshoe trails. We will meet on the East side of Boise at 9:00 am and car pool to the trailhead. All vehicles will need a Park N' Ski sticker. 

 

We will be back to Boise mid-afternoon. Dogs are only allowed on a portion of the Gold Fork trails so this will be a "no dogs" trip. Bring snowshoes, waterproof boots, snowshoe poles if desired, lunch, water, layered clothing, waterproof or water resistant pants.  

 

Contact Patrice at patricedavies1@gmail.com

 

 

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Event Contact: 

Patrice Davies patricedavies1@gmail.com 

Whoop-um-Up Snowshoe

Avoid the shopping crowds and work off those Thanksgiving meal calories with a 3-5 mile snowshoe hike from the Whoop-um-up Park & Ski.  We will plan to do the Whoop-um-up loop and come back to the parking lot.  For those wanting more we will plan to snowshoe the Lower Lamar trail.  Idaho Park & Ski pass required for those driving.  Plan to meet at 9AM.  Please notify us if you are planning to bring a dog. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/25/2011 (All day)
Event Contact: 

For details call Mike 602-3999 or Julie 724-4270.

Snowshoe Series I: Bogus Basin Nordic Highway - 4 mi

Join me Saturday, Jan 29 for a snowshoe hike at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. We will snowshoe the Nordic Highway trail, from the Frontier Point Nordic Lodge, to the Superior Chair, have lunch, and then back on the Nordic Highway trail to the subsequent Sapper’s Return trail. The entire loop totals approximately 4 miles.  Please plan to meet at 8:30AM and carpool to the trailhead. Please bring $5 for your individual Bogus Basin Snowshoe Trail Ticket. Limit 12, no dogs please. Bring the 10 IMR essentials, plenty of water, and lunch.

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/29/2011 - 8:30am - 2:30pm
Event Contact: 

Travis DuVall @ 208-573-1750

Snowshoe Bogus

Details:

Join me Saturday, Jan 30 for a snowshoe hike at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. We will snowshoe the Nordic Highway trail, from the Frontier Point Nordic Lodge, to the Superior Chair, have lunch, and then back on the Nordic Highway trail to the subsequent Sapper’s Return trail. The entire loop totals approximately 4 miles. Please bring $5 for your individual Bogus Basin Snowshoe Trail Ticket. Limit 12, no dogs please. Bring the 10 IMR essentials, plenty of water, and lunch.

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/30/2010 (All day)
Event Contact: 

Please email or call Travis (travis.duvall@paccoast.com) or 573-1750 for details and to register.

Whoop Um Up Snowshoe Trip

Join me New Years Day, Friday, Jan 1 for a snowshoe hike at Whoop-Um-Up near Idaho City. We will snowshoe the Lower Lamar trail, to the Rocky Ridge Yurt trail, into the yurt, and then back on the remaining Lower Lamar loop for a total of aproximately 4 miles. To accomodate those who plan to be up late on New Years Eve we will be starting a little later than normal and will meet on the East side of Boise at 9:30 or 10:00 and car pool to the trail head. We will be back in plenty of time for people to join Mark’s REI Garage Sale Overnighter event. Good dogs OK. Bring the 10 IMR essentials, water, and a snack.

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/01/2010 (All day)
Event Contact: 

Please email or call Patrice (patrice.davies@hotmail.com) or 859-6113.

Whoop-Um-Up snowshoe

Join me Saturday December 19th for a snowshoe adventure at Whoop-Um-Up near Idaho City. Conditions were fair this past Sunday so with the snow report promising for the rest of this week it should be pretty good for a Saturday snowshoe. We’ll shoe about 4 or 5 miles of hopefully untracked new snow on the east side of the highway on a different trail than the normal one to the Yurt. Bring the 10 IMR essentials, water, and a snack. We’ll meet on the East side of Boise at 9:30 and car pool to the trail head for a good 3 or 4 hours of exercise. Good dogs OK in this area but they will get a workout.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/19/2009 (All day)
Event Contact: 

Martin Pierson

mpierson@ascorp.net

Cell    (208) 841-6026

Home (208) 939-0317

Family Snowshoe @ Whoop 'Em Up

With school out in honor of Dr Martin Luther King, we thought families might enjoy a chance to have kids out playing with other kids while snowshoeing. We’ll have the slowest persons lead. IF we make it to Rocky Ridge yurt, it’ll be 3.4 miles round trip. The goal is a positive family experience, not to get some distance covered. Enough to get the kinks out. If that’s not enough for you, bring a fully-loaded backpack. :)

Event Date: 
Mon, 01/19/2009 (All day)
Event Contact: 

Mary Lou 424-6683

Gold Fork Snowshoe

A beautiful trip up the snowshoe-specific trail to the yurt just for orientation’s sake. Made for beginners. Roughly 3 miles and a few hundred feet elevation gain. Slowest person sets the pace. Sorry, no dogs allowed on the trail.

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/10/2009 (All day)
Event Contact: 

Mary Lou 424-6683

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