How to Prepare for Snow Storm Travel in Idaho

Snowy Roads to Bogus Basin

Winter in Idaho creates impressive scenery, but it can make transportation difficult. When you want to go skiing or to snowboard, the last thing you want to think about is road conditions, but it’s better to be prepared. Here’s how you can handle snow storm weather in Idaho.

Take Precautions

Driving up to Bogus Basin doesn’t take very long, but if something were to happen on the road, you could be stuck there for an extended period. To prepare for situations like this, it’s always best to have a full tank of gas, that way if you are sitting idle you don’t need to worry about turning off the heat.

Depending on snow conditions you should make sure your car is ready for road conditions. This means having snow tires in extreme weather and chains for less inclement situations. Chains are great to have in the back of your car for emergency situations. Throw a sandbag in the back of your vehicle to keep traction as well.

Have a Safety Kit

A winter survival kit is never overkill. It’s impossible to predict when you might need an extra pair of clothes or snacks. Here’s a list to get you started on building a safety kit:

  • Jumper Cables
  • Extra winter jacket
  • Flashlight
  • Shovel
  • Nonperishable food
  • Water
  • First aid kit

Should you ever need any of these items, you thank yourself for taking the time to put it together.

Book a Shuttle

If you want to enjoy your visit up to Bogus Basin, sometimes it’s best to sit back and let someone else to the driving. A shuttle allows you to relax to and from the mountain instead of worrying about road conditions. The Caldwell Transportation Company shuttle to Bogus Basin is only $13 round trip and has various pickup and drop off spots. For more information on getting to Bogus Basin, call us today!

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