Ski Touring and Nordic Skiing - Moderate I

800 ft. to 1100 ft. elevation gain.


Ski Touring and Nordic Skiing - Moderate I Trips

Spring Conditions Ski Tour

Plan A: Ski tour at the Park-n-Ski trails north of Idaho City or at the Bogus Nordic area, depending on where we think conditions will be the most enjoyable.

Plan B: If we think that ski conditions won't shape up to our expectations, then we'll opt instead for a hike on the Snake River plain, 8 - 10 miles with less than 2,000 feet cumulative elevation gain, and search for signs of spring.

Ski Tour

We'll spot a vehicle to enjoy a one-way ~11 mile tour on a groomed trail from Banner Ridge down to the Beaver Creek Cabin in the Boise Mountains north of Idaho City. Participants need track skis, daypack, and intermediate level ski skills. The parking area is about a 1.5 hour drive from Boise. Vehicle need Park-n-Ski passes, available for purchase in Idaho City. No dogs, please.

Christmas Eve Ski Tour

Join us for a rejuvenating ski tour in fresh powder. We'll either head up to the Bogus Nordic area ($14 day pass) or one of the Idaho City area Park-n-Ski trails (all vehicles need a Park-n-Ski pass), exact location TBD depending on where we think the best road and ski conditions will be. Track skis are best for this trip, wider ones especially if we end up breaking trail at the Park-n-Ski. Vehicles need snow tires or chains. It'll take between 1 and 1 1/2 hours to reach trailheads from Boise.

Introduction to Backcountry skiing

It's time once again for our annual intro to BC skiing day trip. Join us on Sunday December 13 for an all day outing. Bring a lunch. You are invited to get together afterward for beverages and food. The past several years we've had fun teaching beginning and intermediate backcountry skiers the basics of safe, efficient fun skiing away from the lifts. My plan this year is to use the north edge of the Tamarack Ski Area as our classroom. But I haven't heard from the mountain manager yet with a go/no go permission, so our venue might change. Watch for updates.