March 16, 2021 (BOISE, ID)– Bogus Basin is one of just a few places in the country where you can ski 360 degrees around the mountain. And with the arrival of daylight savings and plenty of snow on groomed runs and off-trail, spring conditions are excellent. Spend a day following the sun, as it creates prime snow conditions.
Bogus Basin Director of Mountain Operations, Nate Shake, suggests that skiers and riders seeking optimal snow conditions begin on the south-facing slopes. Experienced skiers might start out on the runs Paradise and Upper Nugget, off of the Pine Creek Express Chairlift, as they receive morning sun, and soften early. New-to-intermediate riders will find ideal morning conditions on the front-side, off of the Morning Star Express Chairlift; try Lulu and Silver Queen.
In early afternoon, the sun hits the intermediate/advanced north-facing terrain off the Superior Express Chairlift; War Eagle or Sunbeam are great midday choices. On the front side, Showcase and Alpine, served by Deer Point Express Chairlift, are a fine choice for those who aren’t quite ready for steeper terrain.
Toward the end of the day, Shake recommends seeking out west-facing slopes. This is a good time to catch a final few runs off the Pine Creek Express Chairlift before it closes at 4:15pm. Finally– when day turns into twilight– ride the Superior Express Chairlift at sunset, where you can see the sun setting on your right, while the moon rises on your left.
Bogus Basin is open for daily operations through mid-April, with night operations scheduled through March 27th. Guests may purchase day lift tickets for the area online. A Spring Only Season Pass, offering unlimited access to the area for the remainder of the 2020-21 season, is available for less than the cost of two lift tickets. Visit www.bogusbasin.org for more information.
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