80th Anniversary Soft Opening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        

Susan Saad, Director, Community & Customer Relations
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area
O: (208) 332-5129


BOISE, Idaho (November 16, 2022) Boise, Idaho – Bogus Basin announced today it will ease into winter operations this weekend with three chairlifts and three conveyer lifts, marking the earliest opening at the not-for-profit recreation area in 28 years. 

“Our team remains committed to bringing the winter experience to the community as soon as it is safe to do so,” said General Manager, Brad Wilson. “With snowmaking, we now have more control over our opening date. We are thrilled to share the exciting news that Bogus Basin’s 80th Anniversary Season will launch on November 19th, our earliest opening date in 28 years.” 

The soft opening includes seven trails (Alpine, Showcase, Bogus Creek, Upper & Lower Ridge, Sourdough, Stewart’s Bowl and Coach), an industry leading terrain park, and 20 km of Nordic trails. The opening is limited to eligible season pass holders. A restricted quantity of 100 reduced price lift tickets is available online, advance purchase only. 

Earlier this month, a series of storms dumped over three feet of snow at the area. More recently, cold and dry conditions that are ideal for snowmaking set in, allowing enough snow to accumulate to open top-to-bottom runs served by the Deerpoint Express, Showcase and Coach chairlifts, and all three conveyer lifts

Area officials consider the limited opening an opportunity for employees and guests to acclimate to new RFID technology installed at the area over the summer. The new system allows pass holders and guests to access the lifts with their season pass or lift ticket in the pocket of their jacket. “This technology is new to everyone, and we ask guests to be patient as our seasonal employees get to know the system,” said Wilson. “Ultimately, it will make for a much more seamless user experience at the lifts.”


For more information, visit bogusbasin.org


About Bogus Basin

Bogus Basin is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging the community in accessible, affordable, and fun year-round mountain recreation and education.  Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin offers 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain and 200 acres for night riding; seven chair lifts and three conveyor lifts; an 800-foot tubing hill; and a Nordic Center offering 37 kilometers of groomed trails for skiing, fat-tire biking and snowshoeing. Bogus Basin is 16 miles north of Boise, Idaho and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest.  www.bogusbasin.org

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