Huge high pressure systems aloft are bringing nothing but sunshine to Idaho this week for the last few days of the ski season. Lookout, Silver and Bogus Basin will be open for one more weekend of fun. Temperatures look perfect next weekend for legit spring skiing/riding with high temperatures in the 50s. Lookout is open today with a high of 39.
Short Term Forecast
Winning entry at Lookout Pass cardboard derby ... these guys knocked it out of the park! (Courtesy Lookout Pass)
Pressure map shows the group of highs over Canada and the Rocky Mountains. Those highs are deflecting storms to the south of Idaho and creating lots of sunshine and progressively warmer temperatures heading into the last weekend of the 2020-21 ski season.
5-day cumulative snow map shows no chance of snow in N. Idaho and a tiny chance at Bogus Basin. There's a minor disturbance passing through on Thursday, with a 20 percent chance of snow. No accumulation expected.
Next weekend looks like all sunshine at Lookout Pass, Silver Mountain and Bogus Basin. Temperatures will be in the mid- to high 50s for guaranteed spring corn each day with close-to-freezing temps at night. Get your spring skiing garb ready to roll to finish out the season with style!
Kazoos were ruling the day at Schweitzer Mountain as crews geared up for the last day of the season on Sunday, April 11. Brundage, Schweitzer and Sun Valley closed for the season on Sunday.
Great outfits with this trio of skiers at Sun Valley on Sunday! (Courtesy Sun Valley)
I will update the snow forecast later this week as we approach the final weekend.
The skiing/riding season is winding down as spring sets in. See planned closing dates at Idaho ski areas below.
Spring season pass sales are still under way, so check on the best pricing at your ski resort of choice. In addition, before you go, check on the availability of day tickets online. Limited numbers are available. Plan ahead.
Here's a report that aired March 30 from KIVI-TV Channel 6 looking back at this year's ski season with officials from Bogus Basin, Tamarack and Brundage.
Lookout Pass is open Monday, April 12. It will close Tuesday-Thursday, then reopen for Friday-Sunday, 4/16-18. Closing date is April 18.
Silver Mountain is operating daily through this weekend. Day tickets are available. Purchase online here. Silver will be closed next week during the week, and reopen for Saturday-Sunday to close out the season. Closing date is April 18.
Bogus Basin is closed Monday-Friday this week and will re-open for a bonus weekend April 17-18 for all 2020-21 season pass holders, which it's a night pass, week-day pass, full season pass, whatever.
Schweitzer Mountain is closed for the season.
Sun Valley is closed for the season.
Brundage Mountain is closed for the season.
Tamarack Resort is closed for the season. Tamarack is re-opening to Boundless Pass holders ONLY on Saturday, April 10 for a bonus day!
Pomerelle Mountain is closed for the season.
Magic Mountain is closed for the season.
Pebble Creek is closed for the season.
Soldier Mountain has closed for the season.
Bald Mountain has closed for the season.
Kelly Canyon has closed for the season.
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