2018-19 Winter Season to End With A Splash This Weekend At Bogus Basin

Blue Oval With Bogus Basin In The Center

April 10, 2019 (BOISE, ID)– It’s time for local ski and snowboard enthusiasts to head up to Bogus Basin to get their final turns of the season. The nonprofit recreation area will officially end its 76th season this Sunday, April 14th. A host of events are planned, and the community is invited to join the festivities.

This has been a banner year for Bogus Basin. One of the most notable highlights was record-breaking snowfall throughout February. More than 12 feet of snow fell, resulting in the first time since 1940 that the area reached a base depth of 100 inches during the month. The snowfall undoubtedly boosted early season pass sales, leading to the March 14th announcement that the area would reinvest approximately $5 million back into the operation to replace the Morning Star Chairlift with a high speed detachable quad. The new lift will be installed in time for the launch of the 2019-20 winter season.

“This has been a fantastic year that still continues. It’s amazing to have such good snow coverage into mid-April,” said General Manager, Brad Wilson. “We have many reasons to celebrate what has been an exceptional season.”

Weekend highlights includes the 4th Annual Pond Skim, a raffle for one of the soon-to-be-replaced Morning Star chairlifts chairs, live music on Sunday’s closing day, and more. A complete list of events is below. Activities are planned near the Simplot Base Area, where skiers and non-skiers alike can watch the fun while taking in the views from Bogus Creek Plaza. For information, visit: www.bogusbasin.org.


4/134th Annual Pond Skim1:00-4:00pm
Register from 9:00-11:00am, 3rd floor, Simplot Lodge
See who can make it across the pond on their skis or boards… or try it yourself!
Register from 9:00-11:00am, 3rd floor, Simplot Lodge
Test skills on special course in the terrain park.
4/13Morning Star Chairlift Chair Raffle11:00AM until 100 tickets are sold
Tickets sold in-person only, Simplot Base Area
One lucky person will win a chair from the soon-to-be replaced Morning Star lift. Only 100 tickets available, $25 each, need not be present to win.
4/13New Belgium Brewing Promotions10:00am-4:30pmSamples (age 21+) giveaways. Buy a rubber ducky for the chance to win a pair of custom skis.
4/13Bogus Basin Ski Patrol Randonee Race5:30pm, Pioneer Lodge Cost is $10, pay at event or before at Bogus Ski PatrolA fun new event for randonee ski enthusiasts.
4/14Closing Day9:00am-4:30pmFinal day of the 2018-19 winter season.
4/14Gaper Day9:00am-4:30pmWear your craziest outfit.
4/14PBR Ribbon Hunt9:00am-2:30pmFind the ribbons hidden around the mountain and win prizes.
4/14Live Music featuring High Pine Whiskey Yell1:30-4:30pmListen to an Idaho string band that is sure to win you over with its take on bluegrass and the Americana tradition.

Two Snow Boarders On Pond Skim At Bogus Basin Spring 2019
Two Snow Boarders On Pond Skim At Bogus Basin Spring 2019