Ski and snowboard season has officially begun in Idaho.

Bogus Basin near Boise was the first Idaho resort to open terrain thanks to snowmaking. It opened a pre-season terrain park near the bottom of the Deerpoint Express chairlift terminal for Fridays-Sundays Nov. 8.

The terrain park can be accessed by the Explorer surface lift and offers a series of features for beginner to advanced freestyle skiers and boarders. Terrain park tickets cost $15. The resort expects to begin chairlift service Dec. 7. Visit for more details.

Meanwhile, five more Ski Idaho resorts -- Grand Targhee, Sun Valley, Pomerelle, Schweitzer Mountain, and Tamarack -- are opening this week.

Grand Targhee began daily operations today, opening two of its five chairlifts. Warmer temperatures and dry conditions prevented the resort's scheduled opening Nov. 22, but the last few days have brought snow and favorable snowmaking temperatures to the area.

The resort has opened its Shoshone and Papoose lifts with access to the Little Big Horn trail. Lift tickets cost only $10 until more lifts and terrain open up. Visit for more details.

Just across the border in Alta, Wyo., Grand Targhee affiliates with the Idaho Ski Areas Association because the resort is only accessible via Driggs, Idaho.

Sun Valley will begin daily operations tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day. Five of Bald Mountain's dozen lifts will be turning, including River Run, Lookout Express, Christmas, the Roundhouse Express Gondola, and the Kinderspielplatz.

The resort will open at least 10 trails, and more runs might be added depending on weather and snow conditions. Adult lift tickets currently cost $86 on weekdays and $87 on weekends through Dec. 13.

Meanwhile, Dollar Mountain will open Dec. 13. Visit for more details.

Pomerelle near Albion will open for weekends beginning this Friday, Nov. 29. Beyond this weekend, Pomerelle will open Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 21, when it begins daily operations. Visit for more details.

This Friday Schweitzer Mountain near Sandpoint will begin daily operations with limited terrain and services. At this time only the Basin Express Quad will open, servicing one groomed run -- Midway. Full-day adult lift tickets will cost $45 until more lifts and terrain are open. Visit for more details.

Likewise, Tamarack in Donnelly will open for weekends with limited terrain and services beginning this Friday. The resort will operate the Discovery chair with a few terrain park features. Tickets are just $10 for those without season passes. Visit for more details.

Ski Idaho cautions patrons to be extra careful of early season conditions, which can make for treacherous skiing and snowboarding.