We Own The Night

Own The Night at bogus basin

Night skiing has been a staple of our operations since 1964. Sixty years later, we are proud to offer 200 rideable acres of illuminated terrain, allowing our guests to truly own the night on one of the largest night-riding operations in the nation. Guests have access to 19 entirely lit runs until 10 pm, 7 days a week, every season.

Bogus Basin At Night 1965
Bogus Basin At Night 1965

12 Hours of Accessibility

Our mission at Bogus Basin is to keep outdoor recreation accessible for everyone, including the 9-to-5ers. Our 300+ Night Lights add 6 bonus operating hours for you to access your favorite community mountain. Naturally, the increase in operating hours brought a demand for the Night Season Pass, our most affordable season pass option, priced at $129, without blackout dates. And for the sunset lovers out there, the Twilight Season Pass, introduced in 2020, gives riders access to the mountain 7 days a week from 3 pm to 10 pm.

“Night Operations at Bogus Basin help us to fulfill our mission to provide accessible and affordable winter recreation to the Treasure Valley community. Guests have access to ride at the mountain 12-13 hours a day, which is rare in the ski and snowboard industry.”

– Susan Saad, Director of Community & Customer Relations

Our guests can enjoy 7 lifts until 10 pm – the Easy Rider Conveyor, Explorer Terrain Park Conveyor, Discovery Conveyor, Coach Chairlift, Deer Point Express Chairlift, Morning Star Express Chairlift, and Superior Express Chairlift on the backside of the mountain.

Night Operations Morning Star
Acres of Night Terrain
Illuminated Runs
Average Nights Per Season

Improving Your Night Riding Experience

As a non-profit mountain recreation area, we reinvest every dollar earned back into our mountain operations to improve the guest experience. Last summer, we installed new lights on Showcase and Alpine runs to maximize visibility on your favorite runs.

We Own The Night At Bogus Basin

Additionally, the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) teamed up with our very own Trails Crew to execute a significant brush-cutting effort on the mountain, including areas designated for night riding. These brush-cutting efforts limit the amount of hard-to-see obstacles, improving riders’ experience in both the daytime and nighttime. Smuggler and Smuggler cut-off, which accesses the Superior Express Chairlift, saw a substantial amount of brush-cutting over the summer. Brush-cutting crews also cleared Lando’s Mojo, Widowmaker, and the Bowl off of Deer Point Express– all lit for night riding.

How To Own The Night At Bogus Basin

When Mother Nature hits the dimmer on daylight, you don’t want to be unprepared. If you want to own the night comfortably, we recommend light or clear goggle lenses for the best visibility. Night riding can be cooler than your daytime adventures, so make sure to pack extra warm layers, a wind buff, warm gloves and/or hand warmers. Always make sure to check our Conditions & Webcams in preparation for a day or night of fun.

Food & Beverage All Night Long

J.R. Simplot Lodge and Pioneer Lodge are open 7-days a week until 10 pm, serving lunch, dinner, and drinks.

Night Operations Base Area
  • The Bogus Creek Grill, located in the J.R. Simplot Lodge is open weekends 8:30 am – 10 pm, weekdays 9:30 am – 10 pm
  • J.R.’s T-Bar is open weekends 8:30 am – 10 pm, weekdays 9:30 am – 10 pm
  • The Pioneer Grill, located in the Pioneer Lodge, is open weekends 8:30 am – 10 pm, weekdays 11 am – 10 pm
  • The Saloon is open weekends 8:30 am – 10 pm, weekdays 11 am – 10 pm

Lessons & Rentals

Group and Private Lessons are available to book until 5 pm. Please reserve your lessons in advance online or over the phone.

Rentals are available until we closes at 10 pm. Our recently renovated Rental Shop is located in the base area, across from the J.R. Simplot Lodge.

Twilight and Night Events

Ready to come up to your favorite mountain for some riding under the lights? Check our events calendar for exciting evening activities!

Trivia is back! Join the Environmental Education team for Trivia every Thursday at 6:30 pm in J.R.’s T–Bar in the Simplot Lodge.

Have kids participating in the Student Race Program? Come get some extra training at the Family Race Practice on Thursdays from 6 pm – 8 pm.

Trivia Night

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.