Home Team Weekly Updates

Coach Updates

Mitey Mite, Devo, All Mountain, Snowboard Devo

Update: 1/13/21

Greetings BBSEF Home Teams,

This weekend Mitey Mite and Devo teams will practice Giant Slalom on Sleepy connector as we continue to prepare for the Coaches Cup GS. We will also focus on core fundamentals including athletic stance & balance.

All Mountain/Snowboard teams will practice for next weekend's Bear Paw Bash, a big mountain-style event.

Looking for something to do while skiing with your athlete outside of practice? Ask them to lift one ski and count to 5 before putting it down, repeat with the other ski. Look for the ski to be parallel to the run while they show balance and control. Start on cat tracks as they progress, have them try it between turns on steeper terrain.

Just a reminder key meeting times at the flags are; 9:30 am - the start of the morning session, 12:00 pm - the start of lunch, 12:45 pm - the start of the afternoon session, and 3:15 pm - end of the training day.

Saturday will likely be very busy again with the school race program with long lift lines on Bitterroot chair #5.

See you on the slopes!
Chuck Combs


Hello Coaches,

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday season.

Like most organizations, BBSEF is short on coaches.  All coaches are welcome/encouraged to coach both Saturday and Sunday whenever possible and this weekend is no exception.

This weekend our home teams will be participating in US Ski and Snowboard Skills Quest assessment in the morning.  Athletes will be graded in 4 exercises from phase 1 designed to showcase the fundamentals of skiing. The 4 exercises are Hockey Stops, Steps and Jumps, Basic Outside Ski Turns and Freeski Parallel Turns. 

In addition, we will have a Giant Slalom (GS) course set on Sleepy Connector which is where we will hold our first Coaches Cup race.

Just a reminder of key meeting times: 

  • Coaches safety meeting 9:00 am. 
  • Meet athletes at  9:25 am - the start of the morning session, 
  • Lunch 12:00 pm -12:45 pm 
  • 12:45 pm start of the afternoon session 
  • 3:15 pm - end of the day.

Please note: Saturday is expected to be very busy! This is the first day of the school race program and 1-2 inches of snow is forecast for Friday night.  Make sure you get on the road early Saturday morning.

BBSEF is hiring please share this link if you know someone who may be interested in coaching and is able to ski at an advanced level.

See you on the slopes!
Chuck Combs
Mitey Mite/Devo Home Team Supervisor



Hello Mitey Mite, Devo, All Mountain and Snowboard Home Teams,

There will be no practice on Saturday, Jan 1, or Sunday, Jan. 2 for Home Teams. 

Below is the Home Teams schedule for the season.  We do not expect the training dates below to vary however, specific training is subject to change, due to snow conditions or other circumstances.   Saturday members will follow the Saturday schedule. Sunday members will follow the Sunday Schedule. 


Hello BBSEF Home Teams Families and Coaches,

It was nice to see many returning faces and meet our new families on snow. We had a great first weekend of Home Teams.  We look forward to our next training/practice days on January 8/9.

There will be no training/practice for any of our home teams on December 25,26, January 1 & 2. 

The BBSEF office will be closed from the 22-26 of December.  We will not be checking messages or emails until we return on the 27th.

Happy Holidays to each of you!



Hello Home Team Parents,

Please note, we will be evaluating skills the first few days and will make group adjustments to ensure athletes are in groups that best suit their skills.

Tips for a great day:

  • Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and has a nutritious breakfast.
  • Please have your child use the restroom before meeting their groups in the morning and after lunch.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to get up the road, especially if it has snowed or is snowing.
  • Please, double-check that ski passes, skis, poles, boots, helmets, gloves, ski pants and jackets make it into the car before heading up.
  • Handwarmers on very cold days and on snowy days an extra pair of dry gloves for the afternoon session.

BBSEF teams meet in front of the Jason Harper Training Center (located between the Pioneer (upper) Lodge & Bitterroot Chair).

Daily schedule?                                                     
9:25 am - Meet coaches at flags in front of Jason Harper Training Center (JHTC) boots on ready to go.
9:30 am – Groups leave for morning training
12:00 pm - Meet coaches at flags to pick up athletes for a parent-supervised lunch 
12:45 pm - Meet coaches at flags- afternoon training
3:15 pm - Pick up athletes at flags


December 8, 2021

Hello BBSEF Home Teams,

It was wonderful to see so many of you join us on Sunday for our Parent Orientation meeting.  The snow is starting to accumulate on the mountain and we are looking forward to starting the season.  We are working to finalize the group lists and expect to send them out next week. 

We are still looking for coaches!  If you are able to ski at an advanced level and enjoy working with kids, please send us an email to learn more about coaching opportunities and requirements.

Attached (very bottom) you will find a summary of the meeting information.

Kind Regards,
Shannon Carrell
Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation
1675 Hill Rd Suite A
Boise, ID 83702
Office 208.336.5295 Fax 208.336.1337
Website BBSEF.org



December 2, 2021

Mitey Mite/Development Teams Weekly Update

Home Teams Parent Orientation

BBSEF will hold an online Parent Orientation Zoom meeting on Sunday, December 5, at 5:30 pm.  There will be a Q & A opportunity during the Parent Orientation meeting. If you are not able to attend the meeting, a recap of the meeting will be available the week following the meeting.  

Link to December 5 Parent Orientation


2021-2022 Home Team Calendar

  • December 5, Home Teams Paren Orientation via zoom meeting 5:30 Link to Orientation

  • December 11, North Series, Freeski, Big Mtn Snowboard Travel Teams Start

  • December 18/19 Starting weekend for Home Teams (Mitey Mite, Devo Team, All-Mountain and Snowboard Devo members.) 9:30-3:15.

  • December 23-26. BBSEF Closed No Training All Teams.

  • January 1, no training for Home Teams (Mitey Mite, Devo Team and All-Mountain and Snowboard Devo members.) Saturday athletes may attend training on Sunday, January 2.

  • Home Teams Christmas Camp Dates – Dec. 28 & 29, Jan. 4 & 5. Optional/additional fees.

  • January 8 & 9 Skills Quest for all Home Teams

  • January 22 & 23 Coaches Cup GS or Bear Paw Bash for Home Teams (Mitey Mite, Devo Team and All-Mountain and Snowboard Devo members.)

  • February 12 & 13 Coaches Cup SL or Slopestyle Home Teams

  • February 19/20 No Skiing for Home Teams.

  • February TBD Skills Quest for Home Teams

  • March 5,6,12,& 13, Coaches Cup Finale for Home Teams (Mitey Mite, Devo Team and All-Mountain and Snowboard Devo members.)

  • March 16 & 17, Rose Sale

  • TBD BBSEF Family Fun Day on the Mountain

  • April 28, Annual Banquet and Meeting 

See you on the slopes

Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation

1675 Hill Rd Suite A

Boise, ID 83702

Office 208.336.5295 Fax 208.336.1337


Website BBSEF.org