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Crab Crack 2022

By BBSC, 01/05/22, 11:30AM MST


Saturday, February 12, 2022 5 pm

It's On!

Bogus Basin Ski Club is excited to bring back the tradition for 2022


The annual Crab Crack will be held
February 12, 2022

Time:       5 to 10 pm (Social Hour: 5pm, Dinner: 6 pm)

Location:  Gowen Field Activities Center

Price:       $50  Members / $60  Non-members

includes 1/2 Dungeness Crab, Shrimp & Scallops with corn, 2 drink tickets, and live band: JR & the Stingrays.

Theme:         Mardi Gras Celebration

For the comfort and safety of all, we request that all attendees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

Capacity is limited to 100 total guests
VertiGals and PrimeTimers are invited

Due to security protocols on the base, all attendees must pre-register and provide Driver's License information.
Registration closes at 9 PM on Saturday, February 5th
Sorry, no walk-ins or late registrations

Use the link below to register online:

History of the BBSC Crab Crack

by Fred Uranga, originally published in The Mogul January 2020

The first crab crack party is unknown. However, the second and the third Crab Crack parties were held at the home of Betsy & Bob Gundsundson. At that time, their home was on the bench over looking what would become the site for the Borah High School. The years were March 1982 and 1983. The fresh crab was purchased on the Oregon coast by former club members who had left Idaho and now lived along the coast. The crab was purchased directly from the fishermen’s co-op, flown into Boise and cleaned by the club members in the kitchen sink at the Gundsundson’s home. Betsy said she welcomed the club party since that was one of the few times their home was cleaned by professionals as she was so busy raising three kids.

The event was moved to the Boise Police Association club house located in the foot hills. The club house did not have a kitchen, so the crab and food preparation was done at members’ homes. There wasn’t room for a band, so a tape recorder made due. Space for dancing was also limited. The last Crab Crack held by BBSC at this venue was in 2002.

The Gowen Field site-bldg. 710 was built during WWII and used as the Officer’s Club (GFOC). The interior has been modified including renovating the kitchen, rest rooms, full service bar and a great wooden dance floor.

Our club minutes show 180 members and guests attending the 1990 event with 189 attending the 2000 event. It took 33 volunteers two days to prepare the food, set up and tear down the chairs and tables, and clean our club equipment.

With major renovations of the building and equipment all the fuss is now left to the staff. The 2020 BBSC Crab Crack was held at the Morale-Welfare & Recreation Center (formerly the Gowen Field Officer’s Club) on February 1, 2020, and was attended by 100 members.