More to Enjoy at Bogus Basin!

That’s right; Bogus Basin begins daily operations on Friday, December 8th, 2023! With the help of snowmaking and last week’s 17″ storm, Bogus Basin crews are set to reopen The Deer Point Express Chairlift, Morning Star Express Chairlift, Coach Chairlift, The Explorer Terrain Park Conveyor Lift, and Easy Rider Conveyor Lift for 7-day-a-week operations! Your mountain crews are ready for snowmaking temperatures and natural snowfall to open more terrain for you to enjoy at Bogus Basin.

Deer Point Express RFID Gates In Snow At Bogus Basin December 2023- Photo By Cassidy Carter
Deer Point Express RFID Gates In Snow At Bogus Basin December 2023- Photo By Cassidy Carter

Last weekend, your mountain crews managed to achieve the planned Deer Point Express Chairlift opening serving Showcase run and a surprise opening of Upper and Lower Ridge runs. In a last-minute effort thanks to Idaho’s 2nd largest snowmaking system and 17 inches of natural snowfall, Bogus Basin opened Morning Star Express Chairlift servicing the popular Silver Queen run and the Frontier Point Trail System for Nordic sking and Snowshoeing on Saturday. The team did not stop there, adding Pioneer Trail and Alpine to our list of open groomed alpine runs and adding over 9km of groomed cross country skiing on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023.

Throughout the first significant storm of the season, Bogus Basin operated five lifts on our 3rd weekend of operations, providing stoke to 5,500+ smiling locals eager to enjoy the snowy slopes. With another storm rolling in this weekend and forecasts calling for up to 15″ of snow, our teams are preparing to open more of the mountain if conditions allow. We are ready, it’s up to Mother Nature now!

“Bogus Basin is a Gem”

Bogus Basin Pass Holder
Are You Ready To Ride at Bogus Basin?

Don’t get stuck in line while your friends are out enjoying the snow. Make sure you’re ready to ride when you arrive at the mountain this weekend. If you’re a reloading pass holder, make sure to bring your existing RFID media to avoid paying the replacement fee. On your way up the hill this weekend, stop into the Downtown Ticket Office to triple-check that you’re ready to ride. The Downtown Ticket Office is located at the base of Bogus Basin Road (2600 N Bogus Basin Road) and rarely has a line 😉.

Did you purchase your ticket online? Skip the ticket windows by scanning the QR code included in your confirmation email at the online ticket pickup kiosks located outside of the J.R. Simplot Lodge Mountain Ticket Office and receive your RFID ticket!

Make sure to keep your RFID media away from a cell phone or credit cards when riding on the mountain.

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

Day ticket release schedule

Beginning this week, Bogus Basin Day Lift tickets will be available for purchase on Wednesdays. Bogus Basin releases tickets at 4 pm on Wednesdays for the upcoming weekend and following midweek days. Tickets for this weekend and next week, 12/8 – 12/15, are available beginning Wednesday, 12/6, at 4 pm.

Midweek and Night Passes Still Available!

If you still need to purchase a season pass, midweek and night passes are still available for purchase!

Guest In Red Coat Sticking His Tounge Out In Deer Point Lift Line At Bogus Basin December 2023- Photo By Cassidy Carter

Smiling Guest In Red In Deer Point Lift Line At Bogus Basin December 2023- Photo By Cassidy Carter
Upcoming Events

Bogus Basin is hosting a variety of events this weekend, including last weekend’s postponed Nordic Fest from 12 pm – 4 pm on Saturday, December 9th. Nordic Lessons, rentals, and snowshoes are available at The Frontier Point Lodge this weekend from 9 am – 4:30 pm. Save time and book your lessons and rentals online!

Pioneer Lodge is opening daily!

Beginning Saturday, December 9th, the Pioneer Lodge and Pioneer Grill is open daily. The J.R. Simplot Lodge, Bogus Creek Grill, and JoJo Beans Coffee Shop are open daily.