Heavy Winter Snowfall Could Stretch Ski Season Into April

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The heavy dose of snowfall since the New Year could help southwest Idaho resorts stretch ski season into April.

Despite a late start, officials at Bogus Basin north of Boise say they would like to keep chair lifts running through April.

The resort typically shuts down in the first or second weeks of April.

But meteorologists are predicting above-average precipitation through March, with significant snow melt holding off until April.

Those factors could mean extended ski seasons

Bogus is reporting a base of 73 inches at the summit.

While Tamarack near McCall has a 76-inch mid-mountain base and Brundage reports 124 inches at the summit.