A Letter From the General Manager
To Our Valued Guests & Community,
As Bogus Basin summer operations scale back to weekends only, our team is now focused on the winter season ahead. This summer has been unlike any other. It was great seeing guests of all ages test their skills in our new bike park, practice yoga on the mountain, and spend time together in the outdoors. We all seem to be breathing in Bogus Basin’s fresh, clean air with an entirely new sense of appreciation.
While the world is a bit different right now, the completion of major projects over the summer are proof that Bogus Basin remains a place where progress and possibility are alive and well. We’ve doubled our snowmaking coverage; constructed new mountain bike flow trails; updated the Simplot Lodge interior; added an electronic waiver technology to simplify the season pass purchase/pickup process; expanded outdoor seating capacity, and made plans for more outdoor food & beverage outlets this winter.
We look forward to spending our 78th winter with you, and know that the season will bring with it new challenges. Over the summer, your support in following our COVID-19 protocols helped keep us all safe and healthy, and allowed us to operate without interruption. This experience is informing our decisions for winter. We will continue to follow CDC, State of Idaho, and Central District Health guidelines as we prepare several operating scenarios, which could include limiting access indoors and/or capacity at the area during times of high demand. Thank you, in advance, for stepping up again and supporting these efforts to preserve the chance to continue enjoying all that Bogus Basin has to offer.
One change in store: We have delayed the Labor Day opening of the Downtown Sales office until later in the fall. Our new e-waiver will enable contactless delivery of your season pass. If you have already purchased a 20/21 winter season pass, but have not yet signed a waiver, we will send you a link to an electronic waiver for you to sign. Your pass will be sent via mail this fall. Our team is still working through logistics for group winter ski and snowboard programs/lessons. As soon as operating plans for the Ski & Snowboard School are finalized, we will announce the opening date for lesson reservations.
For nearly 78 years, the Treasure Valley community has come together to do what it takes to support Bogus Basin. Things may look a little different this year, but a few inconveniences will be a small price for all of us to pay to save our winter.
You are critical to our nonprofit mission of providing affordable and accessible mountain recreation and education. Stick with us and we’ll adapt to whatever comes our way.