2024 Weekend Finale | Press Release

Susan Saad
Director, Community & Customer Relations
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area


BOISE, Idaho – Bogus Basin is preparing to bid farewell to the 2023/24 winter season and celebrate with the community. This weekend, the non-profit concludes its 81st winter with festivities in store, including free music, a chance to win a historic Bitterroot chairlift chair, the pond skim, a shot-ski clinic, and more.

Warm temperatures are in the weekend forecast, providing the perfect spring backdrop for skiers and non-skiers alike to enjoy the base area celebration. All 2023/24 season pass types, including Midweek, Twilight, Nordic and Night, will be valid all weekend. Day tickets will be available for purchase online and at the Mountain TIcket Office.


Saturday, April 20th:


Pond Skim registration opens to the first 150 participants who sign up in person on the 3rd floor, JR Simplot Lodge – participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present

9:00 am – 4:30pm

Lifts Operate (Coach and Bitterroot closed for the season)

11:00am – 2:00 pm

Shot-Ski Clinic, hosted by Bogus Basin’s Sustainability & Environmental Education team

11:00am – 2:00pm

Raffle to win one of two historic Bitterroot chairlift chairs. Tickets are $20/cash only; limit two tickets per person; need not be present to win

12:00 – 3:00pm

Deejay in the base area, along with other activities including Snow Volleyball and a Snow Bar

12:00 – 3:00pm

Free photo booth, Simplot Lodge Upper Patio

1:00 – 3:00pm

Pond Skim


Bitterroot Chairlift Chair Raffle Drawing

Sunday, April 21st:

9:00am – 4:30pm

Lifts Operate (Coach and Bitterroot closed for the season). Guests encouraged to dress up in fun costumes for final day of operations

2:00 – 4:30pm

High Pine Whiskey Yell, a popular local bluegrass band, plays in the base area

For more information, visit www.bogusbasin.org.

About Bogus Basin Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is a 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to engaging the community to provide accessible, affordable, and fun year-round mountain recreation and education. Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin offers 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain, and 165 acres for night skiing; eleven lifts and three people-mover carpets; an 800-foot tubing hill. The Nordic Center offers 37 kilometers of groomed trails. Environmental education and community outreach programs serve over 20,000 individuals annually, primarily youth. Summer activities include the Glade Runner, a 4,251 foot mountain coaster, The Mine Shaft Challenge course, mountain biking, events, hiking and chairlift service for hike and bike transport. Bogus Basin is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest. www.bogusbasin.org