March 11, 2015 (BOISE, ID)– It’s end-of-season party time at Bogus Basin for ski & snowboard enthusiasts. The 2015-16 winter season is officially winding down. This marks the last full week of operations for the nonprofit mountain recreation area. As conditions allow, Bogus will remain open weekends only, beginning Saturday, March 14th.
A Spring Carnival is planned for this Saturday with activities and prizes. Outdoor music will play near Simplot lodge from 11:30am-5:00pm. Food & beverage specials will be offered at both the J.R. Simplot and Pioneer Lodges. “Our mountain operations team has done an amazing job in recent weeks dealing with unseasonably warm conditions,” said Nathan Shake, Interim General Manager. “As everyone enjoys their final runs of the winter, we’re gearing up for a busy schedule of summer events and activities on the mountain.”
Beginning Saturday, March 14th, Alpine lift tickets will be sold for $25. Operating chairlifts include Deer Point Express (#1), Superior (#3), Coach (#7), and the Easy Rider magic carpet. The Morning Start Chairlift (#2) will be open for access only. This will be the final weekend for food and beverage service at Pioneer Lodge. The facility will remain open for restroom and locker access during weekends. The Frontier Nordic Lodge and Pepsi Goldrush tubing hill are closed for the season. For more information, visit www.bogusbasin.org.
About Bogus Basin
Bogus Basin is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit 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; seven lifts and two people-moving carpets; and an 800-foot tubing hill. The Nordic Center offers 37 kilometers of groomed trails. Summer activities include mountain biking, amphitheater events, disc golf, private events, and hiking. 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.