Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We have remained silent since the disturbing and unjust deaths of Dominique Fells, Riah Milton, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others. In light of the recent events and responses from the community, we recognize that our internal conversations have not focused on the issue of systemic racism that the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) face. Prior to making a public statement, our organization required a fundamental understanding of our role in racism in order to make an authentic commitment to our employees, community, and guests.
Bogus Basin’s Mission is to provide affordable, accessible, and fun year-round mountain recreation and education to the Treasure Valley. While we believed we were serving that mission to our fullest capacity, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge we have not done enough. We understand that the work needed to bring equity into our organization and industry does not have a threshold of satisfaction, and this work will require indefinite attention. There are many barriers in the industry of mountain recreation that prevent users from enjoying nature’s beauty. We have begun the process of examining what it truly means to be accessible to the Treasure Valley, and how our organization can represent that value in terms of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
As a starting point for change, we would like to make it clear that there is no room for racism, hatred, and/or bigotry of any kind at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. With full support and encouragement from our Board of Directors, we will begin our work internally with our leadership teams and employees, addressing necessary training/education on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. From that point, we can dive deeper into creating and fostering a supportive community that is anti-racist, combats hate, and opposes bigotry. Bogus Basin stands with BIPOC in solidarity and is committed to bringing diversity, equity, and inclusion to our beloved community.
We would like this to be a conversation, please email DEI@bogusbasin.org.