March 24, 2021 (BOISE, ID)– Night operations at Bogus Basin will end for the 2020-21 season on Saturday, March 27th. The nonprofit recreation area experienced a 100% increase in night visits.
This season, Bogus Basin’s long operating hours and affordable prices have been promoted to encourage off-peak visits amid the COVID-19 pandemic. General Manager, Brad Wilson, said, “The fact that we operate daily until 10:00pm is unique to the industry, and a benefit that we offer the community to fulfill our mission of being affordable and accessible. This year with COVID-19, we really encouraged visits during evening hours by promoting our night season pass, and adding an extra hour to night skiing. This successfully helped us spread people out on the mountain throughout the day and evening.”
Bogus Basin currently has one of the largest night skiing and riding operations in the country. As a nonprofit, the area reinvests all earnings back into the mountain. Following a successful 2021-22 season pass sale, the area recently announced plans to improve its night lighting and lit terrain before the launch of the 2021-22 winter season. Next year, “Nights” will be renamed, “Twilights” and hours will be from 3:00pm to 10:00pm.
The 2020-21 winter season at Bogus Basin will continue through the scheduled closing date of April 11th. With recent snowfall over the weekend, snow conditions remain excellent. Hours of operation beginning Sunday, March 28th will be Monday through Friday, 10:00am-4:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am-4:30pm. For more information, visit 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