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An evening view as Bogus Basin's night skiing season kicks off!
Feb. 18, 2016
Adaptive Skiing at Bogus
Learning to ski rarely goes according to plan."The parents come to me in tears," said Fernando Veloz. But at Bogus Basin, those are tears of joy. "They say how happy they are just to see their child out enjoying the wintertime," said Veloz, a co-director of Recreation Unlimited's adaptive skiing program at Bogus Basin.
For more than 35 years, the program lets individuals with hearing or visual impairments, developmental disabilities or limited to no usage of limbs learn to ski. "It gives these students a whole new level of confidence with what they can do and how they can do it," said John Mulligan, the other co-director of the program. "Our motto is 'if I can do this, I can do anything.'" Mulligan said the group has 60 students and 50 instructors.
Bogus Basin unveils ‘road map’ for year-round plans
Community leaders in Boise revealed exciting plans Tuesday for Boise’s hometown winter recreation area - Bogus Basin. “I can tell you that what you are seeing happening up at Bogus this summer is a preview and kind of an anchor of what’s to come.” It’s the kinds of summer recreation the public wants to see.
College of Idaho Named A Top School for Skiers & Snowboarders
The College of Idaho has been featured as one of “America’s Best Colleges for Skiing and Snowboarding” by the website BestColleges.com. The C of I ranks No. 22 overall and is the only Idaho school on the national list of 25 colleges and universities. Featured schools were chosen based on proximity to resorts, affordability, accessibility, and the availability of student skiing and snowboarding clubs.