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Bruneau Dunes Ski Weekend Oct 18-20.

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  • Bruneau Dunes Ski Weekend Oct 18-20.

    It's back! after a 4 year hiatus it's time to return. Bruneau Dunes State Park, about half way between Twin Falls and Boise. 400+ vertical of sand.
    Great campground with solar showers, Observatory with an 16"? telescope. Will be listed on Wasatch Mountain Club web site also. More details to come.

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    Bruneau dunes alpine ski tour • 2 days

    The former annual Bruneau Dunes ski trip makes a return. Sand skiing at it's finest 400 ft vertical on 30 degree plus slopes. Located at Bruneau Dunes State Park about half way between Twin Falls and Boise Idaho. The park features an excellent grassy campground with hot showers for removing the fine layer of grit from a full day of skiing, An observatory with an 16 inch telescope with evening programs. The standard program is folks arrive on Friday evening, ski a full day on Saturday, short day on Sunday and then head home, but it's ok to set your own schedule. We will have a Saturday evening potluck and social. Transportation will need to be arranged individually, contact the organizer and he will assist in setting up car pooling. Skiing is best done on older telemark gear since we normally set a few up tracks that do not require skins or scales. Alpine gear and snowboards also ok but are a lot more work. I'm sure all rookies will have questions. so feel free to ask!

    Level: MOD
    Route: Out & Back
    Pace: Moderate
    Organizer: Brad Yates
    Phone: 801-278-2423
    Email: [email protected]
    Date: Sat Oct 19 2013 — Sun Oct 20 2013

    Just Posted on the Wasatch Mountain Club Web Page.
    Last edited by Sheik Yerbouti; 8 September 2013, 08:27 PM.


    • #3
      Bump, Still heading if the weather is good.


      • #4
        I plan to swing by for a please keep posting any updates.


        • #5
          Forecast looking good for some nice sand turns, Sunny, low 60's during the day mid 30's at night with a full moon Friday eve.


          • #6
            Wish I was going. The quality of the sand--speaking strictly about skiability--at Bruneau tops GSDNP by a very noticeable margin. And it's a starkly beautiful landscape with a really cushy campground. I have a lot of great memories of skiing Bruneau.


            • #7
              I'd love to try it, but it's a long ass drive from here. Hope you get a good crew together.


              • #8
                It would probably be cheaper to fly to Boise and rent a car than than to drive from Sante Fe
                Originally posted by stinkymonday View Post
                I'd love to try it, but it's a long ass drive from here. Hope you get a good crew together.