Ski team hosts fundraiser, shows Warren Miller film

Does the cooler weather have you itching to strap on your skis or snowboard? Then join The College of Idaho ski program as it partners with the Bogus Basin Ski Club to show the latest Warren Miller ski film, Chasing Shadows, which premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise. 

The Premiere Film Festival party—presented by the C of I Alumni Association at Zee's Rooftop Café in Boise—will include food, a movie ticket and free parking. Tickets cost $35 per person and are available for online purchase here.

“I’m really excited about the upcoming ski season, and the new Warren Miller film festival is a great way to kick things off,” C of I ski coach Ron Bonneau said. “With our returning skiers and a few new recruits, I expect the Yotes to continue our long tradition of excellence on the mountain.”

Attendees will have a chance to meet Coach Bonneau and the C of I ski team at the premiere of Chasing Shadows, which gives homage to 66 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking. Warren Miller takes a legacy that dates back to before skis had edges and mountains had condos and runs with it to the steepest peaks around the globe and back to the mom-and-pop hills that define skiing and riding.

Show times are Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. ($15) and Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ($13, no intermission) and 7:30 p.m. ($15). Single movie tickets are available online at Proceeds will benefit the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation, Bogus Basin Ski Patrol, the C of I ski and snowboard team, Bogus Basin Ski Club & Recreation Unlimited. Attendees also will have opportunities to partake in prize drawings and visit with area ski shops and Idaho mountain resort representatives.  

Last year, the Coyotes added another gold-medal performance as freshman skier Caroline Sanden Gustafsson won the skier-cross event at the USCSA National Championships. The men’s team posted its best result since 2009, taking eighth in the alpine combined. The men were led by All-American honoree Lucas Underkoffler, who recorded a fourth-place finish in the slalom, the best by a Yote since 1991.

“I’m stoked to see how the teams does, it’s one of the strongest teams we’ve had in the last ten years,” said ski team captain Zach Gould.

Bolstering the roster are nine incoming recruits, adding depth to a team that sent both its men’s and women’s squads to last year’s USCSA National Championships.

“I could not be more pleased with the incoming group of athletes,” Bonneau said. “The Yotes ski team should be a contender for many years with this depth of talent and youth.”

The College of Idaho has a 125-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.  For more information, visit

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