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Ski resorts around Idaho announce upgrades ahead of winter season

Ski and snowboard season is quickly approaching and resorts around Idaho have made some major upgrades to create a more enjoyable experience for guests.

BoiseDev told you about Bogus Basin’s upgrades that include new chairlifts, new snowcats, and more parking. The news release sent out by SkiIdaho said Bogus spent more than $6 million on 52 projects this summer.

Just outside of McCall, Brundage Mountain added a new snowcat for grooming, worked throughout the summer to clean up the mountain to make conditions better, and added the Bluebird Express to shuttle up to 35 people up the mountain at a time.

As BoiseDev reported, Tamarack Resort underwent major upgrades including added stores, ‘enhanced’ snowmaking, and more parking.

“Over the past three years, we have invested more than $40 million into the resort through development of The Village, additional lifts, technology, and in-person experiences,” Tamarack President Scott Turlington said in a previous news release.

[Tamarack hopes to open for Thanksgiving, announces upgrades for 2021-22 season]

Sun Valley is opening new terrain for glade skiing and a new cafe called Konditorei at the River Run Lodge, which expands on the resort’s franchise in the Sun Valley Village. There will also be a new Asian restaurant. 

More ski resorts around Idaho also made some changes over the off-season. Kelly Canyon in Eastern Idaho is replacing one of its older chairlifts, Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation in North Idaho added new terrain and upgraded a chair lift, Schweitzer added new food and drink options and more uphill capacity on the states only six-person chairlift, and Silver Mountain Resort will open more terrain.

The release said Idaho should ‘expect’ a wet, cold winter with a lot of mountain snow. We’ll see!

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Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Meridian and McCall. Contact her at autum@boisedev.com.

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