Winter enthusiasts pray for snow

Posted at 10:21 PM, Nov 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-24 00:21:09-05

BOISE, ID — Winter enthusiasts gathered in Downtown Boise on Saturday for the Pray For Snow Winter Ale Fest with more than 40 breweries from the Northwest, food, and music.

"People look forward to it every year, and there's a lot of the new faces, and there's a lot of the same ones that are always looking forward to it the same year. A lot of the same breweries come out and love the event," said Mila Perry, event coordinator, Tom Grainey's.

The event also included ski and snowboard rail jam.

"This has created a bit of a hassle for because it was tough to get snow. We almost had to cancel the event. Last year we did have to cancel it. We turned it into a skateboard contest instead because there was no snow anywhere," said Preston Woods, The Little Ski Hill.

With Bogus Basin's new snowmaking system, snow was brought down from the mountain.

It also raised awareness for a good cause.

"We're raising awareness and funds for the Children's Tumor Foundation to help Neurofibromatosis which are tumors that grow on the nervous system and Tom Grainey's for giving us the opportunity to do this, to hang out with these awesome people while they're drinking beer to help out with a great cause," said Jerry Thompson, Cupid's Undie Run.

The Cupid's Undie Run is on Saturday, February eighth. You can learn more at