December 20, 2017 (BOISE, ID)– Over the past eight months, Bogus Basin has led an effort to raise $6 million by December 20th, 75 years to the day since the nonprofit recreation area opened to the community. Today, Bogus Basin announces the achievement of this benchmark.
Donations to The Bogus Basin Project will help fully fund the area’s 10-year master plan. The $20 million plan has three components: summer development, winter amenity improvements, and snowmaking; and will transition the area into a year-round destination. This will reduce its dependency on variable winter conditions, and will add new revenue streams outside of the ski season, helping to connect significantly more individuals and families with healthy and fun outdoor opportunities.
“We are ready to make sure that Bogus Basin is here for another 75 years,” said Bogus Basin General Manager Brad Wilson. “The fact that we are still waiting for snow as we enter our critical holiday season reinforces how important it is that we move forward quickly with the creative solutions found in the Master Plan. We are incredibly grateful to The Bogus Basin Project donors for committing to the success of the recreation area’s future.”
Donations from local foundations and companies helped create momentum for The Bogus Basin Project fundraising campaign, with the lead gift coming from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation. Additional donations include those from the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation, The J.R. Simplot Company, Agri Beef, Albertsons, Gardner Company, and the Harry W. Morrison Foundation:
“We are incredibly fortunate to have a non-profit recreation area here in the Treasure Valley, and by supporting specific efforts that will provide for sustainability, we hope Bogus Basin will continue to evolve as a treasure to be enjoyed by generations to come.”
-Jamie Scott, President, J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation
“Bogus Basin’s transition to year-round recreation will provide an incredible place for families and individuals to connect with nature and the outdoors. Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health is pleased to support this opportunity to build a healthier community.”
-Kendra Witt-Doyle, Executive Director, Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health
“Agri Beef believes in honoring our past while striving to improve our future, and we are especially honored to support Bogus Basin as they do the same. We hope to help connect more Idaho families to the mountain to share experiences and create new memories.”
-Robert Rebholtz, Jr., President & CEO Agri Beef Co.
“Bogus Basin’s year-round plan will have a broad and sustained impact on our community. This plan will help businesses attract and retain talent, create new jobs, and expand recreation and education opportunities, making our community an even better place to live, work, and play.”
-Tommy Ahlquist, Chief Operating Officer, Gardner Company
Donations to The Bogus Basin Project are still being accepted. For more information, visit: www.bogusbasin.org, or call 208-332-5173.
About Bogus Basin
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is the largest nonprofit recreation area in the country. It 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, and a 4,251 foot Mountain Coaster. 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 mountain coaster, 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