December 11, 2020 (BOISE, ID)– Treasure Valley residents can look forward to seeing Bogus Basin’s iconic night lights on the horizon this weekend. The nonprofit recreation area announced today that night skiing operations begin this Saturday, December 12th. This is a week earlier than originally projected, thanks to early season snowfall and strong snowmaking efforts.
“Bogus Basin offers one of the largest night skiing operations in the country, and 42% more hours of operation than most ski areas. It is truly one of the best values in the industry,” said General Manager, Brad Wilson. Bogus Basin’s night skiing terrain is served by four chairlifts, including three high speed quads. There are 20 lit runs, covering over 200 acres.
Night skiings hours have been extended by an hour this year, and will begin at 3:00pm instead of 4:00pm. The change was made as part of Bogus Basin’s efforts to encourage skiers and riders to visit during off-peak days and hours. Visitation levels are typically lowest at the area on midweek days and after 3:00pm. Additionally, adult lift ticket prices drop from $69 (plus tax) to $34 (plus tax) after 3:00pm.
Although night season passes are no longer available, night lift tickets are available for purchase. Tickets are available to buy online, in advance, or in person at the Simplot Lodge ticket window. Online purchase is recommended, as quantities will be limited.
Officials at the area strongly encourage skiing enthusiasts to familiarize themselves with the area’s COVID-19 safety protocols before heading to the mountain. Face coverings are required at all times, except when eating in designated areas of when physically distanced on the slopes. Access to lodge facilities is now restricted to takeout food and beverage, restroom facilities, and to briefly warm up. More information about Bogus Basin’s COVID-19 protocols can be found at www.bogusbasin.org.
Beginning Saturday, December 12th, weekend operating hours will be 9:00am to 10:00pm, and weekday operating hours will be from 10:00am to 10:00pm.