P. O. Box 6015
Boise, ID 83707-6015
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750 W. Bannock Street, #973
Boise, ID 83702
I grew up in Eagle riding horses, participating in 4-H, Little Britches, and High School Rodeo. My parents said I had to sell my horse if I wanted to ski, and I just could not part with my horse, Stormy. My first day skiing at Bogus was with a group of Sun Dance Dodge Mechanics who I worked with at the time. These great and cheerful practical jokers gave me a couple of lessons on the rope tow and then promptly took me over to, and up, Superior Chair. They ditched me at the top of Superior laughing as they took off down Inspiration. Well you guessed it, I lived and found that I love skiing!! I joined Bogus Basin Ski Club for the second time in 2015, have served as club Secretary, and now I am the club President.
I started skiing as a teenager in Alaska at Alyeska. At about the same time, I picked up a camera, and I am still skiing and taking photographs. Most of my life I have been self employed as a photographer and a sales representative for Air Photo Inc. In the 1980s I had a studio near the Pike Place Market in Seattle and shot the brochure for Pac West Ski Resort up at Snoqualmie Pass. For the past twenty years I have lived in Boise. Currently, I take photographs for the local theaters, local musicians, people and special events. I really enjoy volunteering as a photographer for BBSC the last two years, and our club activities offer many great photo opportunities. I had a super time participating on the BBSC night race team this year, and I look forward to being more involved with the BBSC in the coming years.
I started skiing about age 20 when it didn’t interfere with my main sport of skydiving; but I really got interested while living in Europe and was able to ski at lots of the popular resorts there. My skiing never got as good as my skydiving, but It’s been a lot of fun. I was part of a few world records in skydiving, however now I confine myself to the sedate sports of skiing and motorcycling . When I moved back to Idaho after many years, I was pleasantly impressed with Bogus Basin and appreciate that we have such a great fun place so close to us. My background in financial analysis will, I hope, be an asset in my duties as treasurer and am looking forward to continuing to help the club grow and to expand our winter and summer activities.
As a retired physician (thoracic surgeon) and five generation native of Idaho, I joined the Bogus Basin Ski Club in 2015 to participate in some of their great ski trips. For the past decade during ski season, I have weekly skied with several members of the club at PrimeTimers. I thoroughly enjoy the friendship and camaraderie of the club members, and I find the club an excellent social and service organization. Lenna (my wife) and I have enjoyed skiing with our children at Bogus Basin, and now I enjoy doing the same with our grandchildren.
Communications Director & Webmaster
I stood tall, raised my hand in the air, and the length of my skis was measured at my fingertips. There were straps on my skis that hooked to the laces on my boots. The upside…when I fell, my skis came off but stayed with me. The downside…those long, skinny, heavy skis came wrapping around to smack me in the head. Thankfully, technology has changed! Skis are shaped, more forgiving and much more flexible. Straps and laces have given way to brakes, snap-in bindings and buckle boots. But the one thing that has not changed is the culture of our club—a fun-loving, energetic, compassionate, and sharing conglomeration of members. I enjoy spending time with you on those fun trips and at our social events. After four-plus years editing the Mogul and website, I took a hiatus in 2018 as required by the bylaws. I went to the April 2019 Board meeting to observe the election and found myself volunteering to be the secretary. So, you can say my current term is a rerun or more correctly, a reroute. I look forward to seeing all of you as the year progresses and continuing my involvement in the club.
I was born and raised in Boise and grew up loving the many available Idaho recreational activities. Skiing has always been a huge part of my life. I started skiing at Bogus Basin in 1958 at the age of nine under the tutelage of Lea and Beau Bacos, who were then the heads of the Bogus Basin Ski school. I went on to competition ski racing in Colorado through high school until an injury ended my racing aspirations. I moved back home and joined the Bogus Basin ski school as an instructor for two years. While in school at the Netherlands School of International Business, during my winter and spring breaks—and thanks to the affordable student hostel network—I was able to ski some amazing European Alpine mountains that I intend to ski again next winter on a trip with our Club. I love powder skiing, fly fishing, river rafting, hiking, biking, motorcycling, all travel opportunities, and drinking good beer and wine with friends and members of the Bogus Basin Ski Club.
I grew up in Chicago and saw my first pair of skis at age 10. I was in awe! I never thought skiing would be part of my life. Finally, at age 33, I took my first lesson at Snoqualmie Pass in Washington and have been skiing ever since (except for the 20 odd years I spent on a snowboard). I love both! I have been a member of BBSC for a number of years — some active, some not so active — but all appreciated. I love the trips, activities and events but, most of all, the camaraderie and friendship shared with other members.
My husband Donn, a Boise native, and I moved from Truckee, CA two years ago to enjoy our grandchildren and Idaho’s out door life style. I was born and raised on a ranch in Woodland, CA where I spent an idyllic childhood riding horses, climbing trees, playing in Cache Creek and raising sheep in 4-H. I had a rewarding thirty- year career teaching English, reading and PE to 7th and 8th grade students. My passion has been ski racing, and I have been a Master’s racer as well as a club racer. Traveling to ski races around the West has led me to discover many beautiful and exciting places. The many people I have met have added spice and adventure to my life. In fact, Donn and I met while ski racing with Sierra League at Diamond Peak, NV. Shortly after we moved to Boise, we joined Bogus Basin Ski Club to find other active and like-minded people and have been fortunate to meet many.
My 1st ski experience was night skiing with my high school ski club on short icy slopes in the Detroit suburbs where I was born & raised. I have loved skiing ever since! In 1983 Doug and I moved to Boise for my job at OreIda Foods and to enjoy the outdoor activities of this beautiful state. We began skiing Bogus Basin and Sun Valley regularly and raised our 2 kids skiing, camping, hiking and biking. Ski vacations are a regular part of our lives, and we have celebrated many anniversaries on the slopes! Now we are enjoying skiing with our 5 year old grandson. Joining BBSC has expanded our skiing horizons by joining the out of country trips and meeting new ski friends. I have been a Vertigal for 20+ years, and I am part of BBRA. I look forward to working on upcoming trips.
I grew up far, far away from a winter with snow. My first opportunity to ski wasn’t until I was 18. I longed to get good enough at alpine, but it just wasn’t in the cards at the time. I began nordic skiing because the learning curve didn’t seem as steep.
After undergrad, I worked two seasons as a tour guide for Suntrek Tours before being accepted into the Peace Corps for two years of service after which I enjoyed leading kayaking tours of Monterey Bay while working towards my teaching credential. I have been an educator in both public and private schools from K-12, and currently work at Boise State.
When I relocated to Boise, I was beyond excited to live somewhere with four “real” seasons! And I was thrilled that Bogus Basin is in our own proverbial backyard. As soon as I got my first all mountain pass, I couldn’t stop; it was like my dream found me. In January 2019 I joined BBSC to attend a ski trip to Utah. Now, I look forward to serving on the board in my recreational “true calling” (on more than one occasion I’ve been referred to as Julie from The Love Boat), as well as leading adventures for our BBSC members in the future.
I had my first taste of skiing at age 9, then moved to Southern California where my skiing opportunities were scarce. After I moved to Boise in 1986, I made skiing my winter priority! I have 2 grown children who can out-ski me any where, any day. I work as a hand therapist, and love camping and birding. I was a blonde for a while but life didn't really get better until I joined the Bogus Basin Ski Club in 2016.
I am a Boise native and outdoor girl having descended from past generations of homesteaders and ranchers. Retired from a social work career, I enjoy skiing, gardening, reading, camping, traveling and volunteering in the community. I have a married daughter and two grandchildren whose family loves to ski as much I do. I joined the Bogus Basin Ski Club over 25 years ago and am proud to have brought Ullr Fest to our club and to Bogus since 2008. The next Ullr Fest celebration will be 2-2-19. See you on the mountain!
Assistant Marketing Director
I was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. and raised in San Tome, Venezuela. Later schooling in Texas, Wyoming, and Oregon, I finished with a medical practice in Corvallis, Oregon. Skiing and traveling were not a priority in those years but always a goal. There were trips during those years but nothing like the great adventures since retirement. During the last four years in Boise, I have had many chances for friends and fun with the Bogus Basin Ski Club, such as our trip to Norway this past summer (2018).
Assistant Social Director
I learned to ski on the icy slopes of Stowe, Vermont, and it only got better from there. The mountains called me again to move west to Seattle, then to Colorado, and finally home to Boise. I am most fortunate to have so many wonderful ski buddies and ski areas nearby, with Bogus Basin in my backyard and a great ski club to promote and participate in the many joys of skiing, community events and outdoor sports.
Assistant Social Director
I started Skiing in New England when I was 10 — walked up the hill a lot of times. The best invention in skis was the metal edge. In 2001 I Joined the Bogus Basin Ski Club to go on one of the trips. What a wonderful Jewel we have in our back yard with Bogus Basin!
I spent the biggest chunk of my life in Texas. I had my first skiing experience at age 29 at Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since there are no skiing opportunities in Texas, I only managed a once a year, week-long, ski trip. My skiing skills were pretty poor when I moved to Boise in August of 2000. I immediately took advantage of the very affordable skiing at Bogus Basin and steadily continue to improved my skiing ability. I joined the Bogus Basin Ski Club in December of 2006 and went on my first ski trip in January 2007. What an awesome experience with an awesome group of people! I was now hooked on the ski club and delighted to find that the club was now more than just skiing. It is a great club with year-round activities and trips. I hope you'll come join us, make new friends, and see all the fun you can have!
Fred has been a member of BBSC for nearly 50 years. He has served on several BBSC boards of directors over the years and is currently serving as our Club historian, a position he has held since 2004. His institutional memory and experience has helped several new boards of directors, including the current one. Fred has also organized many of our Club’s annual Crab Crack parties. In 2020 he brought the Crab Crack back to the former Officers Club at Gowen Field, perhaps the most popular venue for this event. Fred was given the Old Boot (Legacy) Award in 2001, the Distinguished Service Award in 2012, and Lifetime Membership status also in 2012.
This page last updated: June 4, 2020