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By Steve Stuebner, Forecaster Posted 1 month ago February 22, 2024

Sunshine and spring skiing-like conditions Thurs-Sunday

Summary

A ridge of High Pressure will develop over Idaho in the next 4 days for fun bluebird conditions and warmish afternoons with high temps reaching into the 40s by Sunday at Bogus and Pomerelle, high 30s elsewhere. N. Idaho will get a much shorter window of sunshine Friday before the next storm hits on Sunday with substantial snow. A Low trough dropping down from Canada could bring 12"-20."

Short Term Forecast


Brundage had a 3" surprise on Wednesday morning that skied more like 4"-6" off-trail. Steve was happy to be there for that powder goodness. (photo courtesy Brundage Mountain Resort)

Silver Mountain and Lookout have 3" of freshies on Thursday AM for some fun mid-week turns. The unsettled weather pattern we've had this week will give way to High Pressure and mostly sunshine from Central Idaho to Southern Idaho through Sunday. 

N. Idaho ski areas will have partly sunny skies on Friday and mostly sunshine Saturday before a cold front and a Low trough dropping down from Canada is expected to bring significant snow on Sunday/Monday. Schweitzer, Silver and Lookout are forecast to get 8"-12" by Tuesday with that storm system. 

  
The storm will hit Central and Southern Idaho on Sunday night or Monday AM. Snow levels will be at valley floors with the advance of the cold front dropping down from Canada. Snow quantities could reach 1-2 feet of new snow with that storm event. Very windy conditions are expected to accompany the storm front when it comes in, and a favorable orthographic lift will help with snow quantities that reach the ground. 

Monday will be the main event with that storm system in Central and Southern Idaho. OpenSnow is forecasting 12"+ at Brundage and Tam, while 8" is expected at Bogus, and 5"-6" at Sun Valley, Soldier, Lost Trail, Kelly Canyon, Magic, Pomerelle and Pebble.    

Extended Forecast

Another system of snow storms will continue in Central and Northern Idaho throughout next week. Our Panhandle ski areas and Brundage and Tamarack are all expected to see snow pile up throughout the work week. 


Weatherbell forecast map shows potential snow totals from the storm systems coming on Sunday-Thursday of next week. Impact diminishes as you go south. 

Thanks for reading! My next forecast will be on Saturday, Feb. 24. 

- Steve Stuebner, Idaho Daily Snow 

Announcements

Sun Valley is operating 7 days a week. See the Sun Valley Mountain Report for the latest conditions. 72" base. 11 of 12 lifts running, 109 of 114 trails open. 

Wood River xc ski trails are open in the upper valley and Galena Lodge. See the latest grooming conditions here

Bogus Basin is open 7 days a week. See more details here. 64" base. Night skiing is open 7 days a week. Bogus Nordic trails are open. 9 of 10 lifts in operation, 71 of 93 trails open. Bogus has announced it will install new new fixed-grip quad chairs this summer to replace the Coach and Bitterroot lifts. See more at bogusbasin.org. FYI: Spring season pass sale starts on Friday, Feb. 23rd and runs to March 3. 

Bogus Basin will host the Dotty Clark Memorial Races, a beloved Bogus Basin tradition among local middle and high school students, on Thursday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 23. More than 1,400 Treasure Valley students are set to race in fun and friendly ski and snowboard events.

Schweitzer Mountain is open for daily ops. 27"-64" base. 9 of 10 lifts running, 89 of 92 runs open, 3 of 3 parks. Nordic trails are groomed and open. All backside lifts and Outback Bowl are open. 

Silver Mountain is operating 7 days a week. 26"-57" base. Chairlifts 1-4 open; 64 trails open. 

Lookout Pass is open 7 days a week. 15"-48" base. 4 of 5 lifts running, 49 trails open.  

Brundage Mountain  is open for top-to-bottom skiing and riding, 7 days a week, all lifts in operation. 46"-70" base. 68 of 69 trails open. The McCall Winter Carnival will run from Feb. 23-25 this year. Click on the link for more information and schedule of events. 

Tamarack Resort is open 7 days a week. Wildwood lift has reopened. 56 runs open, 6 lifts, 2 parks, 64"-69" base. See more at Tamarackidaho.com. Snowfort music festival will happen at Tamarack on March 1-2. More information: https://treefortmusicfest.com/snowfort-2024/

Lost Trail Ski Area on the Idaho-Montana border near Salmon is operating Thursday-Sunday. 45-50" base, 5 of 5 lifts in operation, 69 of 69 trails, 2 of 2 parks.  

Soldier Mountain near Fairfield is open Thursday-Sunday.  

Pomerelle is operating daily. Night skiing is open. 65" base. 3 of 3 lifts running, 32 of 32 trails open. 

Magic Mountain is operating Thursday-Sunday.    

Pebble Creek is operating daily, 31"-68" base. 44 trails open. 

Kelly Canyon is operating Thursday-Sunday. 

Gateway to Kelly Canyon a new snow-tubing park near Heise is also open daily. 

Stay abreast of mountain avalanche conditions in Idaho: 

- Sawtooth Avalanche Center

- Payette Avalanche Center 

- Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center

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Steve Stuebner

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Steve Stuebner has a big appetite for outdoor fun. When he's not providing snow forecasts for Idaho, Steve works on web videos, press releases, blogs, and social media, with a specialization in natural resources, outdoor travel, and tourism.

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