Icy conditions lead to several crashes along Bogus Basin Road

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - First responders dealt with a handful of crashes along Bogus Basin Road this weekend, including a head-on collision that sent a man to the hospital.

Tyler Larsen, 20, of Meridian was taken to Saint Alphonsus in Boise by air ambulance. Another driver crossed the center line on his way down the mountain, hitting Larsen, according to Idaho State Police. The hospital says he was discharged.

The crash tied up traffic for several hours as folks headed to Bogus Basin for its opening day.

"It's normally, in these conditions, I would say it takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour to get up to Bogus," said Aurelia Cromwell, a Boise snowboarder. "It took about an hour and 15 minutes, maybe an hour and 30 minutes. Not bad at all. You just have to be patient and understand that sometimes, vehicles don't do what they're supposed to do."

ISP and other agencies said they responded to a number of slide-offs as well.

"We didn't have any problems coming down, but you saw some people were sliding, mainly because probably they were driving too fast," said Don Baker, a Bogus Basin worker who drives a van of employees up and down the mountain.

An SUV rolled over Saturday, but everyone inside walked away. Other than the head-on crash, the Ada County Sheriff's Office said no one else was hurt along Bogus Basin Road this weekend.