Tour: Winter Wildlands Alliance Snow School
Thursday, February 7th, 2019, 8:45am-2:30pm
Bogus Basin Nordic Center, 2600 N Bogus Basin Road Boise, Idaho 83702


Winter Wildlands Alliance, a national, non-profit organization founded and based in Boise, Idaho is a broad-based nationwide alliance of like-minded groups (outfitters and guides, photographers, scientists, mountaineers, etc.), committed to working together with forward-thinking companies and partners to protect and promote human-powered "play" in winter landscapes throughout the US.


A flagship educational program of Winter Wildlands, Snowschool, was formed in Boise to introduce kids to the joys of exploring our nation's winter wildlands. This growing national program annually engages over 34,000 K - 12 students across 65 sites. Each winter, for the past 10 years, Snowschool classes venture out on snowshoes as part of a fun and educational science-based field trip, stressing the science of snow in an age-appropriate manner. Specifically in the Treasure Valley, what snow and water mean for our high desert climate is emphasized! Most important, over 50% of the young participants are underserved and a majority are first-time snowshoers, even with the close proximity to Bogus Basin!


Please join City Club Board Member Liz Fitzgerald on Thursday, February 7th, for a field trip up to the Bogus Basin Nordic Center to witness first hand, how valuable this outdoor program is to schools throughout the Treasure Valley. Amity 4th graders will join us for a day of fun and discovery. Depending on the number of City Club members, we can carpool up, meeting at Bogus's downtown office on the corner of Bogus Basin Road and Parkhill Drive. A typical day starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. including drive time both ways. The morning and afternoon sessions last approximately 1 1/2 hrs each, with a lunch break in between. Adult snow shoes will be supplied, courtesy of Bogus Basin. Please know that, because of the age of the kids (generally 4th - 5th graders), the level of the activity is not as strenuous as you might think!


Come dressed in layers, appropriate boots for snow shoes and maybe even sunscreen depending on the weather! We hope you can join us for this fantastic program that is gaining national recognition and being conducted across 65 sites in 16 states." MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!