February 20, 2019 (BOISE, ID)– Nearly 1,200 local junior high and high school students have earned a day off from school and will head up to Bogus Basin this Thursday and Friday. The students, participants in Bogus Basin’s long-time Junior High/High School Race Program, will compete in a long-standing tradition at the nonprofit recreation area: The 59th Annual Dotty Clark Memorial Races. The program offers an affordable way for young skiers/snowboarders of all levels to experience a lifelong sport and the fun of competition.
“What we love about this program is that it isn’t all about winning. It’s about getting kids into the outdoors, away from their screens, so they can experience the fresh air and thrill that skiing at Bogus Basin offers,” said Susan Saad, Director of Community Relations. “The conditions on the mountain are great right now.” Bogus Basin has received over 95″ of snow since February 1st.
To earn a slot in the Dotty Clark, students are required to participate in at least three Saturday races at Bogus Basin earlier in the season. Competitions include slalom skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing, and freestyle snowboarding. Following the competitions, awards ceremonies will be held in front of Simplot Lodge at 4:00pm on both Thursday and Friday to honor individual and school champions. According to program volunteers, Bishop Kelly and Centennial High Schools are in a close battle for the large school championship trophy this year.
Dotty Clark Memorial Schedule of Events
Schedule for Thursday 2/21 (high school) and Friday 2/22 (middle school):
10:00am: Freestyle Competitions begin
11:00am: Slalom Competitions begin
12:00pm: Snowboard Expert Competitions begin
1:00pm: Nordic Competitions begin
4:00pm: Awards Ceremony outside Simplot Lodge
For more information, contact Race Program Coordinator, John Foley, at (916) 740-5201.