Bogus Basin Shifts Thanksgiving Weekend Opening To Saturday

BOISE, Idaho – Bogus Basin announced today that it has postponed its Thanksgiving Day opening to this weekend. The decision to open on Saturday, November 25th, allows for an extra day of snowmaking, ensuring optimal conditions for local ski and snowboard enthusiasts.

“Temperatures are expected to drop Thursday, allowing us to begin making snow around the clock. This extra day of snowmaking will contribute to a better experience for our guests and allow us to open more terrain soon”

Nate Shake, Director, Mountain Operations
Mason Kennedy Of OnSlaught Crew Flying Off A Rail In The Explorer Terrain Park On Opening Weekend During The Gathering Party In The Park At Bogus Basin November 2023 - Photo By Cassidy Carter


Bogus Basin guests can ride the Coach Chairlift, Easy Rider Carpet, and Explorer Carpet this Saturday, November 25th, and Sunday, November 26th, 2023, from 10 am – 4 pm. Valid season passes for the weekend include: True Bogus, Beyond Bogus, and Anytime Winter passes. Midweek and Night Season Passes are not eligible; Twilight Season Passes are eligible from 3 pm to close at 4 pm.

Lift Tickets, Lessons, and rental equipment

Coach and Conveyor Day tickets cost $15 (plus tax) for all ages (6 and up). Lift tickets are available for advance online purchase starting at 4 pm, Wednesday, November 22nd. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Downtown Sales Office and Simplot Lodge Mountain Ticket Office this weekend. The Downtown Sales Office is closed on Thanksgiving Day. Private alpine lessons are available through the Bogus Basin Ski & Snowboard School. Call (208) 332-5340; advance reservation required. The Rental Shop is open for equipment rentals.

Coach's Corner Run Covered In Machine Made Snow In Preparation For Bogus Basin's Second Weekend Of Operations For The 2023-24 Winter Season - Photo By Cassidy Carter
Coach’s Corner Run Covered In Machine Made Snow In Preparation For Bogus Basin’s Second Weekend Of Operations For The 2023-24 Winter Season – Photo By Cassidy Carter

Food and Beverage

The Bogus Creek Grill, located in J.R. Simplot Lodge, plans to offer a limited menu, and J.R.’s T-Bar will provide full beverage service.

Following the Thanksgiving weekend, Bogus Basin is closed for midweek operations. Bogus Basin officials expect to reopen the recreation area the following weekend.

For more information and updates on Bogus Basin’s winter operations, visit

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.