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Superbowl is a great American Sports institution.  For skiers, it means less crowded slopes!  This year was no exception, starting with our day at Tamarack.  As you may know, Tamarack was closed for a season but the homeowners took up the cause to get it reopened.  It was my first time there and we had some really good fun, including a little powder time.  Here's what game-day looked like for us:

 

 

Monday morning was an early start with temperature readings of -8 when we left Tamarack on our way to Bogus Basin, just outside of Boise.  In light of the lack of snow this year, conditions were really good.  And who can argue with Bluebird?  Here's our Monday:

 

 

Following our ski day at Bogus, we had a four and a half hour drive to Pocatello on our way to Pebble Creek.  Pebble has to be one of my favorite Idaho stops.  It's a steep hill with excellent back and side country options.  This year, there really wasn't enough snow to take advantage of some of the boundary options but we still had a great time.  Blue skies and cold smoke arcing turns is fun, too!  This is yesterday at Pebble Creek:

 

 

Today we go to Kelly Canyon, followed by Grand Targhee and our cat day at Targhee.  Our final chapter will be posted up on Saturday.  If you made it this far, thanks for watching!  

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I dig Pebble Creek also.  This makes we want to try Bogus and Tamarack also.  My friend in Boise (who is a Bogus passholder) told me that, although he likes Tamarack, a lot of the better terrain is a short steeper pitch followed by a long run-out to the lift.  Looks like maybe he needed you as a guide.

 

Really enjoying all the recent videos GoldMember.

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Nice!  The creaky old Superior chair is updated?  I think I spent most of the 70's waiting in line at the bottom of that lift at Bogus.

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SB77 - Tamarack is really a pretty cool mountain but a lot of the better terrain is outside the normal boundaries.  Either north or south through the gates, especially north, can take you into some pretty awesome stuff.  Even though some of the run-outs are a little flat, it's a quick trip followed by a quick ride to the top so they're really pretty fun runs.

 

Spikedog - Yes, the Superior chair is a brand new detachable quad with some great north-facing runs.  It's nice to have the quick trip to the top!

 

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Great stuff.  How did you arrange the shots at 0:41 and 2:25 in the first clip?  Any idea what the Rossi ski is at 3:01 in the same clip?

 

Looks like a terrific trip. Thanks for sharing.

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Great stuff.  How did you arrange the shots at 0:41 and 2:25 in the first clip?  Any idea what the Rossi ski is at 3:01 in the same clip?

 

Looks like a terrific trip. Thanks for sharing.

The shots at 0:41 and 2:25 are with a GoPro on the end of a 12' gaff pole.  The skis at 3:01 are Rossignol Sickles.  Thanks for watching and the comments!!
 

 

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Great videos and looks like a fun trip.  I had no idea there was such skiing in Idaho!  I'll have to add it to the list of places I can go to with Old Boot.

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Idaho has some really incredible skiing!  The problem (I don't consider it a real problem) is that there is so little population, no one knows about it. Sun Valley, Schweitzer, Grand Targhee are all great resorts and reasonably well known but the small resorts, like in this report, are completely overshadowed.  There is great skiing all over the place and awesome mountains for back country. Although not well developed like the mega-resorts in other states, we truly have some of the best mountain terrain in the country that no one knows about. Check it out online at http://www.skiidaho.us/

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