May 26, 2021 (BOISE, ID)– Bogus Basin announced today that weekend-only summer operations will begin at the area this Saturday, May 29th. Due to unseasonably wet conditions, activities will be limited to the Glade Runner Mountain Coaster, scenic chairlift rides, and gem panning. Food and beverage offerings, featuring the Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse menu, will be available in the ICCU Base Area Plaza.
The trails at Bogus Basin remain muddy and, in areas, snow covered, making them inaccessible for hiking and biking. With warmer, drier weather in the forecast, officials expect that the area will be fully open and operational within the next couple of weeks. “Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time for friends and families to visit the area and enjoy the amenities at Bogus Basin. We look forward to welcoming the community up for the opening of summer operations,” said General Manager, Brad Wilson. “Once seven-day-a-week operations begin on June 19th, we’ll be in full swing, offering more events and activities than ever before.”
As hiking and biking enthusiasts wait for the trails at Bogus Basin to open, Wilson recommends exploring other trails that are nearby by at a slightly lower elevation, such as Stack Rock or Eastside. For information and to check current trail conditions above Boise, visit: https://www.ridgetorivers.org/bike. To learn more about Bogus Basin, visit www.bogusbasin.org.
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