December 4, 2019 (BOISE, ID)– Bogus Basin announced today that Idaho’s “Snow Man,” Ron Abramovich, has been hired as the area’s Snow Reporter. Abramovich spent nearly 30 years monitoring Idaho’s snowpack as a water supply specialist as the Natural Resources Conservation Service, until his retirement last April, which is where he earned his “Snow Man” nickname. At Bogus Basin, he will monitor and report daily snow conditions for the nonprofit recreation area throughout the winter season.
Abramovich is well-known for his depth of knowledge about Idaho’s snowpack, and for his ability to relay complex information about Idaho’s snow, weather, and water. Each year, he would conduct 75-100 media interviews to TV stations, radio and newspaper reporters on current snowpack and water supply conditions. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Abramovich is a long-time season pass holder at Bogus Basin, and former Board member of the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation.
Seven-day-a-week operations are scheduled to begin at Bogus Basin on Saturday, December 7th. The area will open from 9am until 4:30pm weekends, and from 10am until 4:30pm weekdays. Abramovich will begin reporting on December 7th. “Let it snow and hope to ski you soon,” he said.
About Bogus Basin
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is the largest nonprofit recreation area in the country. It is a 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to engaging the community to provide accessible, affordable, and fun year-round mountain recreation and education. Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin offers 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain, and 165 acres for night skiing; eleven lifts and three people-mover carpets; an 800-foot tubing hill, and a 4,251 foot Mountain Coaster. The Nordic Center offers 37 kilometers of groomed trails. Environmental education and community outreach programs serve over 20,000 individuals annually, primarily youth. Summer activities include the mountain coaster, mountain biking, events, hiking and chairlift service for hike and bike transport. Bogus Basin is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest. www.bogusbasin.org