Bogus Basin To Begin Daily Operations 12/8

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

Bogus Basin Daily Operations Begin Friday, December 8th

BOISE, IdahoBogus Basin announced another milestone for the 2023/24 Winter Season: Daily operations will begin Friday, December 8th, 2023. As the non-profit awaits more natural snowfall, open terrain includes nine trails off Deer Point Express, Morning Star Express, Coach Chairlift, and two conveyor lifts. Last week’s storm brought 17 inches to the mountain, and current forecasts project up to 15 inches of snow through the weekend. The area will open additional terrain as conditions allow.

“While we await more natural snowfall, it is exciting to see our snowmaking system and mountain staff in full force. Providing winter recreation to the community regardless of early season natural snowfall was the plan, and we are realizing that vision like never before.”

Nate Shake, Director, Mountain Operations

Bogus Basin Daily Operating Schedule (as of Friday, December 8th)

Lift Operating Hours

  • Monday – Friday | 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

6 Lifts Operating:

  • Deer Point Express Chairlift
  • Morning Star Express Chairlift
  • Coach Chairlift
  • Easy Rider Conveyor Lift
  • The Explorer Terrain Park Conveyor Lift
  • Discovery Conveyor Lift
Smiling Guests Excited To Be Riding Deer Point Chairlift On The First Powder Day At Bogus Basin In Boise Idaho December 2023 - Photo By Cassidy Carter

Terrain Expected to Open (9 Runs & A Terrain Park)

  • Showcase – Blue
  • Upper Ridge – Blue
  • Lower Ridge – Blue
  • Alpine – Blue
  • Stewart’s Bowl – Blue
  • Coach’s Corner – Green
  • The Explorer Terrain Park – Freestyle
  • Silver Queen – Green
  • Bogus Creek – Green
  • Pioneer Trail – Green

Smiling Guest In Green Jacket In Deer Point Lift Line At Bogus Basin - Photo By Cassidy Carter

Lift Tickets

Lift Tickets remain discounted while the area continues to open new terrain. Discounts for reloading lift tickets do not go into effect until tickets are full-price.

Day ticket inventories are released online on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm. If tickets remain, they will be available for purchase at the Downtown Sales Office and J.R. Simplot Lodge Mountain Ticket Office.

Frontier Point Trail System Operations (Nordic Skiing & SnowshoeING)

  • Trail System is open 9:00 am – 4:30 pm daily


  • Private and Daily Group Lessons are available daily
  • Advance reservations are recommended

Lodge Facilities | Food & Beverage

Season Passes

Smiling Father And Daughter In Deer Point Lift Line At Bogus Basin December 2023- Photo By Cassidy Carter

downtown Sales Office HOurs

Parking & Transportation

Deer Point Lift In Fog On Opening Weekend At Bogus December 2023 Basin Photo By Cassidy Carter

Expanded Hours & Operations

  • Extended night operations until 10:00 pm are scheduled to begin Mid/Late-December, conditions permitting
  • Expanded terrain and chairlift operations are conditions permitting
  • The Tubing Hill is scheduled to open Mid-December

About Bogus Basin
Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin winter operations offer 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain and 200+ acres for night skiing; eleven lifts – including four high-speed quads – and three people-mover surface lifts; 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. Bogus Basin is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho, and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest.

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is one of the largest non-profit recreation areas 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. Bogus Basin summer activities include a challenge course, mountain coaster, summer tubing, climbing wall, bungee trampoline, gem panning station, The Basin Gravity Park, cross-country mountain biking and hiking, free community events and educational programs, chairlift service to access hiking and biking trails, and guided nature hikes.