Bogus Basin hosts the 59th annual Dotty Clark Memorial races

Posted at 4:46 PM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 18:50:40-05

BOISE — Bogus Basin through a partnership with Treasure Valley Schools are hosting ski, snowboard and nordic race competitions for high school and junior high kids.

It's a program that encourages students to try out mountain sports and they earn a snow day, however, they have to earn their snow day.

"They have to qualify for the Dotty Clark Memorial and what we want to do is promote this program so we get as many students in the Treasure Valley up to ski."

Beginning in January Bogus Basin hosted a race every weekend and students needed to participate in three of those races to qualify for the Dotty Clark Memorial.

Teachers helped out by volunteering their time to set up the slalom course and help on race day.

"I appreciate that a lot for setting this up it, is really fun to come up and ski like this," said Brenn Schapman of Centennial High School. "Yeah it is really nice to skip school and come to Dotty Clark."

Bogus Basin provided discount tickets for racers to help them qualify, they also provided free nordic skiing in an effort to get more kids interested in winter sports.

"We want your school up here and your students to come up and enjoy everything that Bogus Basin has to offer," said Foley.

The high school kids had their day up on the mountain on Thursday, on Friday it will be the junior high students.