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Ten Years of Potato Drops

Are you ready to put 2021 to bed? Then come to Boise, where we like to mix traditions new and old as we celebrate the New Year. The premier event for Boise is, yes, the Idaho Potato Drop, which celebrates its 10th year of gathering the faithful to Cecil Andrus Park in front of the Idaho State Capital Building, to watch and celebrate the descent of a gigantic potato. It all starts at 6 p.m. as the Grown In Idaho® Main Stage comes to life with emcee Austin Von Johnson and Yeti Abies hosting the show with live music. Pro skiers and snowboarders show off their moves on a custom-made snow terrain park. And this being Boise, craft beer and wine will be available, as well. Mobile food truck vendors will be available and an all-ages beer garden will offer beverages for all ages. Finally, what would a potato party be without Spuddy Buddy and the Big Idaho® Potato Tour truck. For all the details you can handle, go to www.idahopotatodrop.com.

The Magic is Bogus

Boise’s very own nonprofit ski hill, Bogus Basin Mountain Resort, is somehow managing to be one of very few resorts that is actually open during what has been an improbably warm and snow-less fall and early winter. Now Bogus is putting its new and expanded snowmaking machinery to work and as of early December, had two lifts and runs available to alpine skiers. The Explorer Terrain Park will also have a its features refreshed this month. Deerpoint Express & Coach Chairlifts, and Easy Rider & Explorer surface lifts are slated to operate from 9 am – 4:30 pm. Showcase and Coach’s Corner are the ONLY available alpine trails. The Explorer Terrain Park will have a refreshed build for the weekend. Find out more at www.bogusbasin.org.

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