Bogus Basin Announces Adjustments to Operations

Blue Oval With Bogus Basin In The Center

March 15, 2020 (BOISE, ID)– Bogus Basin announced today that the nonprofit recreation area will close all lodge facilities, end night skiing, and make other operational adjustments in an effort to keep its slopes open, while providing precautions against COVID-19. “We are going to do everything we can to provide safe, outdoor recreation during these trying times while preventing contact between employees and customers,” said General Manager, Brad Wilson.

Effective Monday, March 16th:

  • -JR Simplot and Pioneer Lodges will be accessible for lockers and restrooms only. No indoor seating will be available. Guests are encouraged to minimize the amount of time spent inside the facilities
  • -Night skiing will be closed for the remainder of the season. Night-only season pass holders will be allowed to use their passes during the day
  • -Nordic operations will be closed for the remainder of the season
  • -Weekday operating hours will be 10:00am-4:30pm
  • -At this time, the current lift operating schedule will continue
  • -The Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse will be open daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm for grab-and-go, prepackaged food and beverage items only. Guests are encouraged to bring their own brown bag meals to eat on the outdoor plaza, or in their vehicles
  • -The Rental Shop will be closed for the remainder of the season
  • -The Ski & Snowboard School will be closed for the remainder of the season
  • -The Glade Runner Mountain Coaster will be closed for the remainder of the season
  • -The Tubing Hill will be closed for the remainder of the season
  • -The Downtown Sales Office will remain open
  • -The Simplot Lodge Mountain Ticket Office will remain open

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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.