Schedule of Events:
10:00 AM - Crowning of Ullr King and Queen; Introduction of Ullr, Skadi, dignitaries & traditional Ullr chant.
10:15 AM - Bring & ring your cowbells & wear your best Nordic costume.
12:00 noon - Ullr Family Parade (ski from top of Deer Point chairlift to Simplot Lodge).
2:00 PM - Redeem Ullr Medallions found on the mountain for a goody bag, ring toss and bean bag toss, and much more.
2:30 PM - Closing Ceremonies - raffle prizes (tickets $1 each) for great prizes & gift baskets. (Winners must be present.)
Ullr Fest Event Chair
Phone: (208) 484-3352
Announced at the BBSC Christmas Party, Dec 7, 2018.: King - Mark Barnard (left), Queen - Kim Hovren (center), Ullr Fest Chair - Vicki Kuebler (right).
The year was 1957. Eisenhower was president. The Bridge Over the River Kwai was playing in theaters. Alpine skis were long, boots were leather, and bindings left something to be desired.
It’s been more than five decades since Bob Greenwood opened “Bob’s Ski Haus” on State Street, and we’ve seen a lot since then: The graduated length method (GLM) of skiing. The first all-plastic buckle boots from Lange. Spademan bindings. Jean-Claude Killy. Shaped skis, skate skis, twin-tips, and an amazing breadth of fashion that’s fun to think about — from wool knickers to the most form-fitting of ski pants.
We’ve moved locations three times over the years: from the original State Street store to an A-frame on Bogus Basin Road (still there, just across the street) to the current location in 1978. And our “Ownership Hall of Fame” counts a number of folks you probably know, starting with Bob Greenwood and including, at different points in time, Jim Brandon, Harry Clark, John Greenwood, and Bill Tregoning. Carrie Gochnour became a partner with Bill and John in 1995. The next chapter began in 2002, when Carrie and Jeff Lewerenz, former hardgoods manager, became the owners of Greenwood’s, allowing Bill and John to spend more time with their families. In the fall of 2013, Carrie and Jeff welcomed Eric Straubhar as a co-owner of Greenwood’s bringing years of skiing and outdoor experience. The start of 2018 brought a few more changes once again to Greenwoods, with Jeff and Eric being joined by Michele Lewerenz as the softgoods buyer and co-owner.
Even with all of the changes that have occurred in the ski industry over the years, one thing has remained constant: our commitment as Boise’s only ski specialty store, carrying the best brands and striving to provide the best service. That’s why generations of families have come to trust us with their business — it isn’t unusual to see grandparents and grandchildren in the store at the same time, both excited about the prospect of skiing.
Oh, there’s something else that hasn’t changed — you can often find Bob Greenwood in the store, mornings before he heads up to Bogus, having a cup of coffee and talking about — you guessed it — skiing.
Thanks for your continued business over the years. We appreciate it, and look forward to serving you well into the future.
Jeff & Michele Lewerenz, and Eric Straubhar- Owne
We are sports. McU Sports can guarantee your satisfaction because we know our business. We have been in business since 1972 and for any sport enthusiast who challenges their physical limitations; we are the sporting goods outfitter of choice. Our two locations in Boise, Idaho offer exceptional gear and unmatched service. Whatever your adventure, take a hike, mountain bike, ski, board, run, throw a softball, uniforms, embroidery; we can make it happen when and where you want. Be sure to check out our rentals page for pricing on gear for the day or for the week. We also offer bike repair and ski services to keep your equipment in top shape. Our Downtown Store bike shop is fully staffed and ready to keep your wheels moving. The Ski Shop on Bogus Basin Rd has state-of-the art tuning machinery to get your skis or boards back to factory condition.
Eco Lounge Freeride Shop was started from the idea of creating an environmentally conscious ski and snowboard shop, and that’s just what our founder did. We have an extensive selection of gear for carving, freeride, and backcountry skiing, and you’ll find skis and boards perfect for kids who just want to have some fun on a local hill. We also carry Niche snowboards -- an environmentally sustainable recycled option. That’s the same eco-friendly approach we take with our tuning practices, too, using safe, natural waxes to get your skis and boards ready for the new season. It’s all part of our commitment to sharing our passion and knowledge of the sport with the community.
2727 W. State St., Boise, ID 83702 208 385-9553
The Board Room was founded in the fall of 1995 and originally located in a small one room building at the corner of 30th & State St. specializing in Snowboard equipment and accompanied by a small tune shop. The Board Room started out as a seasonal business operating Labor Day weekend through Memorial Day weekend until 1997 when we moved 2 blocks closer to downtown Boise to its current location at the corner of 28th and State. With this move, The Board Room expanded into a year round business model specializing in Skateboards, Wakeboards, lifestyle apparel and footwear in addition to an expansive Snowboard department and larger tuning facility.
In the summer of 2017, The Board Room expanded and opened a second location on N.3rd St. in McCall, ID. A smaller footprint of The Board Room in Boise, we bring our expertise and collective to the McCall community along with a mix of our most trusted and premium brands.
The Board Room hosts several annual events for the community including skate camps, rail jams, Grom Games and the biggest movie premiers Idaho has seen.
Boise Gear Collective is Boise's only shop offering a wide selection of used ski gear and clothing plus new retail skis from Icelantic, Moment and Black Diamond. Boise Gear Collective has a full ski tune shop for all your service needs from waxing and repairs to binding mounting and testing. Bring your old ski gear in to sell on consignment, and after it sells, you earn an additional 10% if you spend it on new or used gear and clothing or on any service work!
MSR Evo Trail Snow Shoes from REI donated by Hood River Distillers
Exciting news from Hood River Distillers, Inc., a major sponsor of Ullr Fest 2019.
Hood River Distillers, Inc. has donated a pair of fabulous MSR brand of 22” long snowshoes to be raffled on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Raffle begins at 2:30pm and winner must be present to win.
Thank you to Hood River Distillers, Inc. for your continued support of Bogus Basin Ski Club and Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.
Come join us on the mountain at Bogus Basin for a fun day of celebration.
(Piece is 24 3/4" wde x 15 1/2" tall x 1" thick.)
PROUD TO BRING ANOTHER "ALL IDAHO" PIECE OF UNUSUAL AND INCREDIBLE ARTWORK TO ULLR FEST 2019!!
This artistic "electrified" plaque made from Italian olive wood is a perfect way to display your own ski or snowboard photo. (It has been sealed against moisture exposure.) Raffle tickets will be sold at Simplot Lodge at Bogus Basin on February 2, 2019. We thank Grace Metsker, owner of High Desert Hardwood, for donating the wood. Take time to stop in and check out the huge variety of wood from around the world for your own projects at 1758 E. State Street, Eagle, Idaho 83616. Phone: (208) 939-9366. Also, thank you to snowboarder extraordinaire, Josh Hull of Boise, for taking time away from his job with National HouseCheck Corporation, putting his artistic talents and skills as an electrician to good use. His family is very proud of him! Finally, thank you again to Bogus Basin Ski Club member, Walt Freestone of Freestone Farms, Hansen, Idaho for donating and adding the finishing touches of rusty staples and chain retrieved from his barn to be added for hanging.
YOU WILL HAVE TO COME TO ULLR FEST TO SEE THE FINISHED PROJECT and buy your raffle tickets! SEE YOU ON THE MOUNTAIN!!!
“En juleloper fra 1920” by Bjorg Bjoberg
In August of 2018, several Bogus Basin Ski Club members met artist, Bjorg Bjoberg, in her Balestrand, Norway studio while traveling on a Bogus Basin Ski Club sponsored trip. Bjorg kindly mailed a print of this darling little girl skier to share. Here is the story:
The little girl on skis is borrowed from a rare black & white photograph of my mother from when she was nine years old in 1920. The background however, is taken from a scene I photographed in 1995. The quaint old houses, in my home village of Stavn, were typical of peasant farms from my mother’s time and from much earlier. I was thrilled to discover that these farm houses have not changed at all and are in fact still in perfect condition today.
Artist Bjorg Bjoberg
This print will be framed with weathered boards from the Old Shop once located at Antimony Camp near Yellow Pine, Idaho. The Old Shop was built in the 1920's by early mining pioneer, J.J. Oberbillig, to repair equipment used in mining strategic minerals like antimony and tungsten for military and industrial uses. Thank you to the Oberbillig family for their kind donation of wood and sharing a bit of Idaho's mining history. Also, thank you to Bogus Basin Ski Club member, Walt Freestone of Freestone Farms, Hansen, Idaho for making the frame.
Once again, thank you to Benjamin Smith, Owner/Framer, Frame Works Picture Framing, Eagle, Idaho for donating the mat and glass to show off Bjorg’s print. Locate Frame Works at 600 S. Rivershore Ln., #120, Eagle, Idaho 83616 for creative designing and preservation quality framing.
Attend Ullr Fest to see the finished masterpiece and take a chance on winning it!
(Piece is 14 " wide x 11 " tall without the frame.)
You will definitely want to win this fabulous "All Idaho" whimsical and earth-friendly print to be raffled!!! The "Chique Lixo" print has been donated and personally signed by local artist, Heidi Marotz, whose artistic skills are well-know in Idaho. Chique Lixo is Portuguese for "Chic Garbage" and this print is created from an original collage of watercolor, recycled materials and embellishments like twigs, beads & buttons. See more products at chiquelixo.com.
This Nordic skier will be framed with weathered boards from the Old Shop once located at Antimony Camp near Yellow Pine, Idaho. The Old Shop was built in the 1920's by early mining pioneer, J.J. Oberbillig, to repair equipment used in mining strategic minerals like antimony and tungsten for military and industrial uses. Thank you to the Oberbillig family for their kind donation of wood and sharing a bit of Idaho's mining history. Also, thank you to Bogus Basin Ski Club member, Walt Freestone of Freestone Farms, Hansen, Idaho for making the frame.
Thank you for Benjamin Smith, Owner/Framer, Frame Works Picture Framing, Eagle, Idaho for donating the mat and glass to show off Heidi's print. Locate Frame Works at 600 S. Rivershore Ln., #120, Eagle, Idaho 83616 for creative designing and preservation quality framing.
Attend Ullr Fest to see the finished masterpiece and take a chance on winning it!