Restrictions & Policies

REFUNDS

No Refunds or Cancellations – All purchases are FINAL and cannot be canceled, refunded, changed or transferred. We do not guarantee weather or conditions, open terrain, or the number of lifts operating.

Wondering if you qualify for a season pass credit? – see our Season Pass Credit Policy

PRICING

Bogus Basin management may adjust pricing and product offerings at any time.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Bogus Basin management may adjust hours & days of operation, lift openings, terrain access, and activity offering at any time based upon snow conditions, weather conditions, trail conditions, and/or skier visits at any time.

UPHILL POLICIES

UPHILL TRAFFIC POLICY

Uphill Travel Policy – Effective April 3rd, 2024


We have designated three areas for uphill travel. When referencing the mountain’s front side, we are referring to the Deerpoint and Morning Star areas. When we refer to the mountain’s backside, we refer to the Superior and Pine Creek areas. Finally, when we discuss the Bitterroot Basin, we are referring to all of the regions of the Bitterroot Basin. For the status of these areas and whether they are open or closed, please refer to the Trail Report on the website. 

The mountain’s front side is closed for uphill travel except for the designated uphill skin track, as shown on the trail map. We do not allow uphill access in the mornings on the mountain’s front side due to early morning grooming activities and snowmaking. This is for your safety!  

The uphill skin track is put in and maintained by the Mountain Patrol as soon as operations allow each season. The uphill skin track is accessible only during operating hours. 

Uphill travel is generally permitted on the backside of the mountain after 2:00 am until 15 minutes before opening. You may park at the Pioneer Lodge and access the terrain by heading up Lodge Cat Track to reach the Superior and Pine Creek areas. Note! If you are riding to the bottom of the Superior or Pine Creek areas, you must either have a lift ticket to access the chairlifts or be out of those areas 15 minutes before opening. There is no uphill access when we are open. Please do not descend into the front side of the mountain in the mornings as that area is closed due to ongoing grooming operations.

Uphill travel is not permitted in Bitterroot Basin at any time. Due to chairlift disassembly, Bitterroot Basin and all trails within it are closed to all access types for the remainder of the season.

Uphill travel is also permitted in Bitterroot Basin anytime during the week when we are not grooming that area or are open for lift-accessible operations. Please watch for signage at the top of the Bitterroot chair lift and Silver Queen parking lot, as we will post signs when grooming is in progress. Please only access these areas when there is not grooming or other operational activity in that area. They use winch cables on the groomers that cannot be seen and are exceedingly dangerous.

Uphill access is provided as a courtesy. Please adhere to the following:

  • Know and follow the Your Responsibility Code at all times.
  • A headlamp or flashlight is required before and after daylight hours, and reflective clothing is advised at all hours.
  • No dogs are allowed on the mountain.
  • Overnight stays on the mountain are Not Permitted!
  • Bogus Basin reserves the right to close uphill traffic anytime.
  • No sledding is allowed on any part of the Bogus Basin Recreation Area at any time.
  • There is no Patrol response outside of operating hours.
  • If your presence on-mountain property presents a hazard or the mountain staff feels that you are impeding the mountain’s operations, you may be directed to utilize a different location. You must follow such directions, or you’ll be asked to leave the premises.
  • You are responsible for avoiding all grooming operations, snowmobiles, and snowmaking equipment, especially the winch groomers and their cables. The cable between the anchor and the groomer can be difficult to see under the snow or crossing-over runs. These cables are deceptively thin, can stretch for a thousand feet, and can move very quickly across runs with the groomer out of sight below. Collisions with these cables will cause severe injury or death.

Please know you are accessing the area at your own risk, and Bogus Basin provides no rescue services outside regular operating hours. If you need assistance during operating hours, please call our Mountain Dispatch Office at 208-332-5350. Outside of operating hours, please call 911.

Thanks,
Bogus Basin Patrol

*This policy and up-hill-skin-track is maintained and enforced by the bogus basin patrol; any questions, comments, or suggestions can be sent to spatrol@bogusbasin.org.

DRONE POLICY

Due to safety and privacy concerns, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area prohibits the operation or use on or above BBMRA property of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public—including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists. This prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from BBMRA property, as well as any launched from private property outside of the area boundaries.  Any authorized operation of drones on or above BBMRA property will be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, as well as those policies separately established by BBMRA, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.  Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your access privileges to the area, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any prohibited equipment, and may subject violators to any liability for damages, including, but not limited to, damages for trespass, violations of privacy, and physical injuries to persons and/or property, as well as legal fees.

SKIER & SNOWBOARDER SAFETY

Bogus Basin is concerned about the safety of our riders. Snowboarding & Skiing are adventurous and exhilarating outdoor recreational activities. Natural and man-made obstacles are part of this experience and collisions with these objects, especially when skiing fast or out of control, can result in serious or fatal injury. Please read and practice the following guidelines and safety tips. And please ride with caution and control.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY CODE

Skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed in many ways. At Bogus Basin, you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country, and other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by disabled or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

  •  Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
  •  People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.
  •  Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
  •  Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
  •  You must prevent runaway equipment.
  •  Read and obey all signs, warnings, and hazard markings.
  •  Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  •  You must know how and be able to load, ride and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
  •  Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  •  If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.

Winter sports involve risk of serious injury or death. Your knowledge, decisions and actions contribute to your safety and that of others. If you need help understanding the Code, please ask any ski area employee.

Officially endorsed by: NATIONAL SKI AREAS ASSOCIATION

Lift Safety & Policies

Equipment and Retention Devices 

All passengers must have equipment that is professionally manufactured for downhill snow use with retention devices. Before loading, remove backpacks and secure loose items. Remove pole straps from wrists. Each ski or snowboard used by a skier while skiing shall be equipped with a strap or other device capable of stopping the ski or snowboard should the ski or snowboard become unattached from the skier. This requirement shall not apply to cross-country skis.

  • Snowboards with step-in bindings are required to have a leash
  • Snowboards with strap bindings, the binding acts as a retention device
  • Snowboarders must have their back foot unstrapped while loading and unloading lifts
  • Skis must have brakes or leashes
  • Snow skates, snow scooters, sno-go’s, and similar devices must have a leash or weighted brake system
  • Snow bikes must either have a leash or the ability to stop by itself quickly when the rider falls off
  • All equipment must have metal edges
  • Nordic skis are not permitted on any lift or downhill trail

Restrictions 

  • No children in backpacks. All passengers, including small children, must have approved skiing or riding equipment and a valid pass to board lifts
  • No sleds, tubes, or saucers on lifts or anywhere within the resort
  • No smoking – Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  • No downhill loading
  • No dogs or pets
  • No foot traffic or snowshoes on any lift or alpine slopes

Packs on Lifts

Backpacks and/or any bag that has straps that may go over one or both shoulders, over the head, or torso, etc. must be removed before boarding lifts and while passengers are seated on lifts. Packs that must be removed while riding a lift include but are not limited to:

  • Backpacks
  • Messenger bags
  • Purses
  • Hydration packs
  • Fanny packs
  • Airbag packs
  • Or any bag Bogus Basin deems inappropriate to wear while riding lifts.

This policy is to reduce the risk of entanglement and cultivate safety when loading, riding, or unloading lifts.

Questions: Contact Risk Management

Variable Walking Surfaces

Warning

Use caution when walking in parking lots and all other areas at Bogus Basin.

Please note and consider the following:

  • Be informed about current and upcoming weather conditions. Weather and walking conditions in the mountains can change rapidly. New snow can cover slick spots. Communicate to others and tell them to “pass it on.”
  • Before exiting a vehicle, open the door and look down to assess the walking surface conditions.
  • Wear slip-resistant footwear with soles designed for outdoor winter conditions. Consider using specially designed shoe or boot attachments in icy conditions such as traction cleats or rubber sole attachments for ski boots.
  • Avoid distractions and focus on the walking surface ahead. Store your phone securely in a pocket.
  • Keep your head up, plan your path of travel, look before you step, and walk slowly. Use handrails on stairs.
  • Take shorter steps. Shuffle your feet in slick conditions. This helps to force shorter steps and keep both feet positioned to help you recover if you start to slip.
  • Remove sunglasses and tinted goggles when entering a low-light area.

POWDER SAFETY TIPS

Off-piste riding is extremely difficult and for experts only. Unmarked obstacles and hazards exist and should be expected. If you choose to ride the ungroomed area, including glades and trees, please remember and follow these safety precautions:

Ride with a Partner

Hold your breath now as you are reading this. The amount of time until you need air is approximately how much time your partner has to help get you out of danger. It is critical to be with a partner who remains in visual contact at all times. In many cases, deaths due to tree well or deep snow immersion incidents could have been avoided if the victim had been with a partner who had visual contact. It does no good for your safety if you are under the snow and your partner is waiting for you at the bottom of the lift. Visual Contact means stopping and watching your partner descend at all times, then proceeding downhill while they watch you at all times. If you lose visual sight of your partner, they could lose their life.

Backcountry Gear

  • Know how to use, and carry, the same personal rescue gear as backcountry users: Transceiver, shovel, probe, whistle.
  • Remove your pole straps before heading down a powder slope. Trapped skiers have difficulty removing the pole straps, which can hamper efforts to escape or clear an air space to breathe.
  • Always wear a helmet.

What if I go down?

If you are sliding toward a tree well or a deep snow bank, do everything you can to avoid going down: grab branches, hug the tree, or anything to stay above the surface. If you go down, resist the urge to struggle violently. The more you struggle, the more snow will fall into the well from the branches and area around the well and compact around you. Instead of panicking, try first to make a breathing space around your face. Then move your body carefully in a rocking manner to hollow out the snow and give you space and air.

Hopefully, your partner will have seen what happened and will come to your rescue within minutes. If not, experts advise staying calm while waiting for assistance. Survival chances are improved if you maintain your air space. Over time, heat generated by your body, combined with your rocking motions, will compact the snow, and you may be able to work your way out.

Deep Snow Safety Tips

Riding off the groomed runs and in deep powder is one of the best parts of our sports. That said, if you decide to leave the groomed trails, you are voluntarily accepting the risk of a deep snow immersion accident.

A deep snow immersion accident, or tree well accident, occurs when a rider falls into an area of deep, unconsolidated snow and becomes immobilized and suffocates. Deaths resulting from these kinds of accidents are referred to as a NARSID (Non-Avalanche Related Snow Immersion Deaths). Become educated on how to reduce the risk of NARSID through your own action and awareness.

It is extremely important to keep Snow Immersion Suffocation (SIS) safety at the forefront of your mind. Always remember:

  • Ride with a partner
  • Avoid the base of trees when skiing & riding in deep snow
  • If you are going to fall, attempt to do so feet first
  • The more snow, the higher the risk

Deepsnowsafety.org is an excellent resource designed to assist all riders in educating themselves about the risks and prevention of deep snow and tree well immersion accidents.

AVALANCHE AWARENESS

While snow safety & avalanche mitigation efforts help reduce the risk of avalanches, avalanches and snow slides may occur both inside & outside of the posted boundaries. Avalanches are an inherent risk of the sport due to the nature of snow & its application on steep, mountainous terrain. Become educated on how to reduce the risk of injury or death from avalanches through your own actions & awareness. Visit avalanche.org for further information on the risks and prevention of avalanche-related injuries or death.

NSAA'S #RIDEANOTHERDAY COLLISION MITIGATION CAMPAIGN

  • Be ready to slow down at any moment to avoid other people or objects. Always slow down wherever traffic merges on the mountain.
  • Stay alert to what is going on around you, especially the location of others.
  • Plan ahead to ease up at blind spots, check uphill when merging onto trails, and give others plenty of room when passing.
  • It is illegal to leave the incident scene if involved in a collision, except to notify and obtain patrol assistance.

TERRAIN PARKS

Park SMART

The National Ski Areas Association and Burton Snowboards would like to welcome you to the “Park Smart” Terrain Park Safety initiative. Park Smart is the evolution of the original Smart Style program. A cooperative effort with the help of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) and National Ski Patrol (NSP) that emphasizes the proper use of terrain parks while delivering a unified message.

Terrain Park areas are designated with an orange oval and may contain jumps, take-offs, ramps, banks, fun boxes, jibs, rails, half-pipes, quarter-pipes, snowcross, bump terrain, and other constructed or natural terrain features. Prior to using freestyle terrain, you are responsibly for familiarizing yourself with the terrain and obeying all instructions, warnings, and signs. Freestyle skills require maintaining control on the ground and in the air. Use of freestyle terrain exposes you to the risk of serious injury or death. You assume all risk.

  • START SMALL – Work your way up. Build your skills.
  • MAKE A PLAN – Every feature. Every time.
  • ALWAYS LOOK – Before you drop.
  • RESPECT – The features and other users.
  • TAKE IT EASY – Know your limits. Land on your feet.

ATML

When first inspecting the features, consider the following elements of each feature:

  • (A) The Approach zone is setting your speed and stance
  • (T) The Take-Off zone is for making moves that start your trick
  • (M) The Maneuver Zone is for controlling your style
  • (L) The Landing Zone is for getting straight and riding away clean

WINTER ACTIVITIES

LIFT TICKETS

Purchase your lift tickets in advance, online, to guarantee access to the mountain on your day of choice.

Day ticket inventories are released online every Wednesday at 4 pm for the upcoming week (Saturday- Friday)

SPECIAL – HOLIDAY RELEASE SCHEDULE

During the holiday season tickets are released 3 days ahead of the desired use date. Please reference the example schedule below.

  • Purchase tickets on Monday for Thursday skiing/snowboarding
  • Purchase tickets on Tuesday for Friday skiing/snowboarding
  • Purchase tickets on Wednesday for Saturday skiing/snowboarding
  • Purchase tickets on Thursday for Sunday skiing/snowboarding
  • Purchase tickets on Friday for Monday skiing/snowboarding
  • Purchase tickets on Saturday for Tuesday skiing/snowboarding
  • Purchase tickets on Sunday for Wednesday skiing/snowboarding

WINTER TUBING

  • Height minimum is 38” and weight maximum is 300 lbs per tube
  • Only 1 person per tube.
  • Tubing allowed in provided tubes only.
  • All participants must have a tubing ticket attached to a coat or pants.
  • No ski boots, snowboards boots with metal cleats, or other hard shell/rigid sole footwear.
  • No alcohol on the hill.

NORDIC SKI, SNOWSHOE, & FAT BIKE

  • Please walk on the outside edge of the trail if you take your skis off!
  • Ski to the right on two-way trails.
  • Move to the right side of the trail when stopping,
  • Sound a pleasant warning, or call “track”, when passing a slower skier.
  • Yield to downhill skiers.
  • Ski only in the direction marked by the arrows – during night skiing hours all lit trails are only one-way.
  • Do not ski on closed trails (Access is not permitted between 10 pm and 9 am due to grooming).
  • Please don’t litter.
  • No dogs allowed on the Frontier Point trail network at Bogus Basin
  • BE AWARE that grooming machinery, maintenance personnel, and Ski Patrol may be on the trail at any time (Access is not permitted between 10 pm and 9 am due to grooming)

VISITING POWDER ALLIANCE MEMBERS

  • Advance reservations NOT required
  • Present your season pass from one of 23 Powder Alliance partners, and a valid ID, at the Simplot Ticket Office on the mountain to receive your lift ticket

VISITING RECIPROCAL PARTNERS

  • Present a valid season pass from one of the following resorts and receive reciprocal skiing benefits at Bogus Basin
  • Advance reservations NOT required
  • Present your season pass at the Simplot Ticket Office on the mountain to receive your benefit
  • Limit one lift ticket per day, per season pass holder

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

The Explorer Base Camp Day Passes

  • Unlimited Day Passes are non-transferable.
  • Unlimited Day Passes are only valid on the date of purchase.
  • Unlimited Day Passes are for foot traffic only.

The Mineshaft Challenge Course

  • Participant must have signed a Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area Summer Activities Waiver for the day of the activity.
  • Participants must have closed-toed shoes with a secure heel – No sandals or Crocs allowed.
  • No gum or candy during activity.
  • Jewelry removed.
  • Hair pulled back.
  • Pockets emptied.
  • Maximum of 275 lbs.
  • Minimum weight for zip line 75 lbs.
  • Maximum waist size: 55 inches.
  • Must complete Gear Up and Ground School before proceeding to course or zips.
  • You may not participate if you are pregnant, or have a pre-existing medical condition that could require immediate medical attention if it were aggravated during the activity.
  • Ages 7-10 need to have a chaperone (18+) physically on the course with them to participate.
  • Ages 11-12 need to have a chaperone (18+) on-site but not on the course to participate.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

  • Helmets Required, body armor and pads recommended.
  • Mountain bike rental not included with ticket purchase.
  • Bikes must have pedals and a dedicated braking system. (no backpedal/coaster bikes)
  • No bike trailers, child carriers or additional seats of any model. (one person per bike)
  • Bikes must be designed for off-road use.
  • Children under 12 years old must have an accompanying adult.
  • Liability Waiver required. Parent/guardian must sign for a minor.
  • Please download the agreement, read, initial, sign and return to us. You CANNOT type in your name as a signature on the form. You must print the form and sign.
  • Please make sure you initial in the spaces provided and print legibly in the areas requiring PASS HOLDER NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH. One form allows up to five (5) family members; use a second form if you have a larger family. If not a family, then use a separate form per person.

E-BIKE POLICY

Bogus Basin allows Class 1 pedal assist, dual suspension, electric mountain bikes on trails located in The Basin Gravity Park only. These trails are on Bogus Basin’s private property.

E-bike usage is prohibited on all other trails at Bogus Basin. Trails that are outside The Basin Gravity Park are located on US Forest Service property. E-bike usage is prohibited by the US Forest Service.

Understanding the Three Classes of Electric Bikes:

Class 1: The motor kicks in only when you pedal, and stops helping at 20 mph

Class 2: Also has a pedal-assist mode up to 20 mph plus a purely throttle-powered mode

Class 3: Is solely pedal-assist (like class 1), but assistance continues until you hit 28 mph.

The Basin Gravity Park trails are located off the top of the Morningstar Express Chairlift. Below are the names of trails in The Basin Gravity Park, the only trails at Bogus Basin where Class 1 pedal assist electric mountain bikes are allowed. Uphill travel in The Basin Gravity Park is prohibited.

  • Sunshine
  • Student Rider
  • Marshmellow
  • Berm Baby Berm
  • Awesum Opposum
  • Space Nugget
  • Foxtrot
  • Air Traffic Control
  • G-19
  • Rabid Badger

THE GLADE RUNNER MOUNTAIN COASTER

  • Guests must be at least 54″ tall to ride alone.
  • For guests who are at least 3 years old and 38″-54″ tall, a companion 16 years or older and at least 54″+ tall is required to accompany them as a driver.
  • The maximum weight is 375 lbs if conditions are dry and 330 lbs, if conditions are wet.
  • No pregnant riders and no alcohol allowed
  • Liability Waiver required
  • Parent/guardian must sign for a minor

The Sourdough Slider SUMMER TUBING

  • Guests must be at least 38″ tall.
  • A complimentary carpet assistant ticket is available for children who need assistance carrying their tube to the top of the summer tubing hill. Carpet assistant ticket not valid for downhill tubing.
  • Liability Waiver required. Parent/guardian must sign for a minor.

The Launch Pad Bungee Jump

  • Guests must be between 40 lbs – 200 lbs.
  • Liability Waiver required. Parent/guardian must sign for a minor.

The Stack Rock Climbing Wall

  • Guests must be between 40 lbs – 200 lbs.
  • Liability Waiver required. Parent/guardian must sign for a minor.

Shafer Butte Mining Co. Panning Sluice

Requires the purchase of Pay Dirt.

LIFT SAFETY & POLICIES

  • Children must be able to access the chairlift on their own accord, ability and follow directions
  • No children are allowed in backpacks, wraps, chest packs, in arms, or on laps
  • Passengers shall lower restraint device once seated
  • Children under 54″ tall must have an accompanying adult. These precautions are over safety concerns for the children, parents and employees of Bogus Basin in the event of a chairlift evacuation. This policy is required to maintain compliance with national safety standards that govern the operations of chairlifts.
  • No coolers
  • No strollers
  • Backpacks, purses, etc. shall be removed and placed in lap
  • No animals
  • Liability Waiver required. Parent/guardian must sign for a minor

HIKING

While most of the trails at Bogus Basin are multi-use, there are a select few that are for downhill biking only. See the summer trail map for restricted trails.

HORSEBACK RIDING

While most of the trails at Bogus Basin are multi-use, there are a select few that are for downhill biking only. See the summer trail map for restricted trails.

SUMMER LIABILITY WAIVER

All daily summer activity users and/or mountain bikers are required to sign a daily agreement before the lift ticket can be purchased. Signatures are required before summer activities ticket or mountain bike ticket will be issued. Guests under 18 must have an agreement signed by their parent or guardian.

Please click the button below to view the liability waiver.

If you are a minor and do not have a parent/guardian available to sign, an email with the electronic waiver can be sent to them.

Parking & Camping Policies

Parking

Vehicle Types
Parking lot spaces are in high demand during winter operations. We ask that you do not bring large RVs or any trailer of any size to Bogus Basin during the winter season. This includes periods when we do allow overnight parking or camping – see the policy below. Vehicles are limited to one parking space; do not park your vehicle in a manner that takes up more than one parking space or use implements that extend into adjacent parking spots – i.e., awnings, tables, tents, chairs, pop-ups, etc.

Vehicle Spacing & Placement
Due to limited parking on the mountain, we ask that you respect and abide by the directions of parking lot attendants. This includes not parking in inappropriate locations, obstructing roadways and access points, triple parking, etc. Parking attendants may ask you to re-park your vehicle or guide you to park closer to the adjacent vehicle (no more than a single door width).

ADA Parking & Drop-Off Zone
There are several areas of ADA parking around the mountain; these spaces are reserved for those with ADA parking permits. Do not park in an ADA parking spot if you do not have a permit hung from your mirror. In addition to ADA parking, there are several time-based loading/drop-off zones near the lodges. These are not parking spots, and vehicles are to be relocated after loading/drop-off is complete.

Employee Parking | Parking Lot #2
The employee parking lot, formally known as Parking Lot #2, is for employees only. All employees are required to display an employee parking permit from their mirror when parking in the employee parking lot. This parking lot is not for guests.

Camping Policy

Summer 2024 Camping Policy
Overnight camping is allowed ONLY in Lot 3, located adjacent to Frontier Point Lodge. Camping in all other lots is prohibited, due to construction and heavy equipment. No campfires.

Campers should be aware of the possibility of being asked to move at any hour, day or night, by Bogus Basin’s mountain operations team.


SEASON PASS POLICIES

ACCEPTED PAYMENT TYPES

We accept Master Card, Visa, and Discover are used for online and in person purchases. Checks, cash, and Bogus Bucks Gift Certificates are for in person payments ONLY. Please note that any debit/credit card purchase made online cannot be refunded at a later time in exchange for a Bogus Buck payment. All season pass holders are required to sign a liability waiver before the pass can be printed and issued.

LIABILITY WAIVERS

All season pass holders are required to sign an annual agreement before the pass can be picked up or encoded. Signatures are required before season passes are encoded. Pass holders under 18 must have an agreement signed by their parent or guardian.

Please email pass@bogusbasin.org if you are unsure if your wavier has been signed. In that email, please provide First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, and Phone Number.

If you are a minor trying to pick up your season pass and do not have a parent/guardian available to sign, an email with the electronic waiver can be sent to them. Otherwise a one-time “I Forgot My Pass” lift ticket is issued at the Simplot Lodge Ticket Office.

For questions, please email pass@bogusbasin.org

Winter agreements can also be electronically signed in person at our sales office (2600 N Bogus Basin Rd) during sales office hours.

SEASON PASS CREDIT POLICY

You will have to agree to this policy prior to completing your purchase. Credits on season passes are ONLY issued due to medical or relocation (100-mile radius or more) from the Treasure Valley. Valid documentation is REQUIRED to process all credits. Season pass credits are placed on a Bogus Basin gift card (Bogus Bucks) and expire in 5 years. Credits are processed in batches and will not be issued immediately; expect a delay of at least 2 weeks prior to receiving your gift card in the mail.

You can request a transfer of your season pass to another individual if the mountain has not opened for the winter season and the season pass has not been issued. The transfer is for the current season only. Certain restrictions apply. To purchase a season pass, this policy must be accepted. If not accepted, then the season pass purchase will not be completed.

  • Season passes will not be credited due to days and/or hours of operation, snow conditions or skier visits.
  • Bogus Basin’s fiscal year ends May 31. Credit requests made after May 31 (of the expiration year on the pass) are be accepted.
  • Any credit due to a medical condition is for that individual only. The credit does not extend to family members.
  • A credit for a family member on a “Family” pass is based on the number of members in the family and their ages.
  • All season pass credits are pro-rated.

Submit documentation with a credit request form (below):

Provide the following REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION or one of the documents listed below:

  • Send the document as a pdf or jpg file.
  • MEDICAL: a letter from a physician stating medical condition (date of injury, surgery, etc)
  • RELOCATION: proof of relocation (100 miles or more), such as a monthly statement (utility, bank, etc) or lease, or a copy of employment papers from hiring or transferring company. Car insurance or drivers license will not be accepted.

If you have any questions, then please e-mail us or call our sales office at (208) 332-5330

SEASON PASS TRANSFER POLICY

Season pass holders can transfer an individual pass ONLY if the mountain has not opened for the winter season and the season pass as not been issued. The transfer is for the current season ONLY. Certain restrictions apply. There is a $10 processing fee. The pass holder must request in writing to whom the pass should be transferred. The individual who the pass is being transferred to must bring in that request OR you can use our pass-transfer-note. Print, fill out and send with the person who is receiving the pass.

Exceptions:

  • There are NO transfers for the following passes: night, midweek, passport, college student, military, or family.
  • Season passes that include benefits DO NOT transfer.
  • Season passes are NOT transferred from one season to the next.
  • A season pass can be transferred from one age group to another (ie Adult to Junior OR Junior to Adult), but the guest must pay the difference between the pass type. There is NO refund, but Bogus will offer a credit to Bogus Bucks (Bogus Basin gift card) when applicable.

SEASON PASS AGE GUIDELINES/RESTRICTIONS

2024/25 Season

  • December 1, 2024, is the birthday cut-off date for 2024/25 Winter Season Passes and Winter Lift Tickets. (How old is the individual on December 1, 2024?)
  • June 1, 2024, is the birthday cut-off date for 2024 Summer Season Passes and Summer Lift Tickets. (How old is the individual on June 1, 2024?)
  • For example, if the pass being purchased is for a Junior (7-12 yrs), and the child is turning 13 before Dec. 1, 2024, then they do not qualify for the child rate. That child will qualify for the Teen (13-17 yrs) rate.
  • Proof of a birth certificate or valid ID is required if the individual has not had a season pass with Bogus Basin or if there is a discrepancy within our database. A senior will need a valid ID
  • Bogus Basin reserves the right to charge the additional amount on a pass if the individual does not meet the age requirement for that pass.
  • If a balance has to be paid in the fall due to a discrepancy, then the balance is based on the sale period when the pass is issued, not when the season pass was purchased.

2023/24 Season

  • December 1, 2023, is the birthday cut-off date for 2023/24 Winter Season Passes and Winter Lift Tickets. (How old is the individual on December 1, 2023?)
  • June 1, 2023, is the birthday cut-off date for 2023 Summer Season Passes and Summer Lift Tickets. (How old is the individual on June 1, 2023?)
  • For example, if the pass being purchased is for a Junior (7-12 yrs), and the child is turning 13 before Dec. 1, 2023, then they do not qualify for the child rate. That child will qualify for the Teen (13-17 yrs) rate.
  • Proof of a birth certificate or valid ID is required if the individual has not had a season pass with Bogus Basin or if there is a discrepancy within our database. A senior will need a valid ID
  • Bogus Basin reserves the right to charge the additional amount on a pass if the individual does not meet the age requirement for that pass.
  • If a balance has to be paid in the fall due to a discrepancy, then the balance is based on the sale period when the pass is issued, not when the season pass was purchased.

FAMILY PASS GUIDELINES/RESTRICTIONS

You must also meet the below definition of a family AND you will be required to show proof of dependency annually, regardless if you have previously had a family pass.

Please be prepared to show this proof when picking up a season pass, or email us the proof before any of the family members pick up their pass. We reserve the right to not issue and/or charge the correct amount before any of the passes are issued.

Family Pass Qualifications:

  • Legally married Adults with IRS-dependent children or a single parent with dependent children
  • If legally married and filing taxes individually, then the address on tax information must match and dependents must be listed on either tax form.
  • Only two members can be over the age of 24.
  • IRS-dependent children can be added up to the age of 24. (see birthday cut off)
  • If family members have different last names, then proof of a birth certificate for dependents required.
  • Grandparents, in-laws, nannies, groundskeepers, housekeepers, roommates, etc., do not qualify.
  • Siblings (or other relatives) 24 years of age and older who live together DO NOT QUALIFY. For example, two brothers living together with their children.
  • Please call or email for greater clarification – pass@bogusbasin.org or (208) 332-5100

Acceptable Proof of family unit/dependency:

1) Most recent tax return documentation

2) Birth certificates for minors (17 & under)

3) Health insurance where dependent is listed as covered

4) Court approved adoption papers (with signature or seal)

5) Court approved foster children living at the residence,

6) Marriage certificate for blended families

SEASON PASS PICK UP

  • True Bogus, Winter, Value, Midweek, Twilight, Night, and Nordic Season Passes for the 2024/25 winter season can be picked up at this time at the Downtown Sales Office, during operating hours.
  • Spring Season Passes cannot be picked up at this time.
  • Summer Season Passes 2024 passes can be picked up at this time at the Downtown Sales Office, during operating hours.

SEASON PASS HOLDER REQUIREMENTS

  • Guest name on the pass MUST be verifiable with a government ID. Minors excluded with the presentation of their parent’s ID.
  • CURRENT PASS HOLDERS: If an individual is 18 years of age and under, we require an updated photo EVERY OTHER YEAR.
  • NEW PASS HOLDERS: Come to the mountain at the Simplot Ticket office to have your photo taken.
  • OTHER: Season pass holders who have already been issued their pass can have their photos re-taken for $5. The new pass will be issued when the original pass is returned.

SEASON PASS FRAUD POLICY

Bogus Basin has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to season passes being used in a fraudulent manner. The Bogus Basin season pass is revocable under the laws of the State of Idaho and is revocable at the sole discretion of Bogus Basin Mountain. Violation of any federal, state, or local law while on Bogus Basin property will result in season pass cancellation without refund.

If a guest is involved in the use of a fraudulent season pass (this includes the pass holder) they will have two options:

  • Forfeit the pass for the remainder of the season.This season pass is null and void because it was used in a fraudulent manner.
  • You are allowed to purchase daily lift tickets.
  • You are allowed to purchase next year’s pass during a “spring” sale, but you are NOT allowed to pick it up until next season.
  • You have lost all season pass privileges for the current season. Purchase another pass for the remainder of the season.This is a full-price (Dec. 1 rate) season pass with NO discounts.
  • Your privileges have been reinstated for the current season.
  • You are allowed this option ONLY ONE (1) time during a season. A second violation will result in immediate prosecution.

I FORGOT MY SEASON PASS

In the event you forget your season pass one “I Forgot My Pass” (IFMP) ticket will be issued. Guests caught using their “I forgot My Pass” ticket for fraudulent purposes will be held to our Fraud Policy. ONLY ONE “I Forgot My Pass” Ticket will be issued per season. Guests requiring more than ONE “I Forgot My Pass” ticket throughout the season will be required to pay full price for a day ticket. 

In order for a guest to receive their ONE “I Forgot My Pass” ticket, they will be required to sign the “I Forgot My Pass” Notice.

SEASON PASS REPLACEMENT & REPRINT

If you have lost your season pass, please visit the Downtown Sales Office or Mountain Ticket Office at JR Simplot Lodge. The replacement cost is $20. Child pass holders (ages 6 and under) are allowed one free “replacement”. After that, the cost to replace a child pass is $20.

To receive a replacement or reprinted season pass, guests are required to sign a Season Pass Reprint & Replacement Notice.

TRUE BOGUS SEASON PASSES

2024/25 Season

  • Valid opening day through closing day of the Winter 2024/25 Season
  • Valid for summer 2024 mountain bike access
  • For current pass holders looking to renew for the Winter 2024/25 Season with Summer 2024 access with partner mountain benefits
  • For guests who are interested in a pass option valid for the Summer 2024 & Winter 2024/25 Season with partner mountain benefits

2023/24 Season

  • Unrestricted The Basin Gravity Park & Scenic Chairlift Access (No Blackout Periods) – Valid Early-June 2023 – Early-October 2023
  • Unrestricted Winter Alpine Lift Access (No Blackout Periods) – Valid Late-November 2023 — Mid-April 2024
  • Unrestricted Nordic Trail System Access (No Blackout Periods) Valid Late-November 2023 — Mid-April 2024
  • For current pass holders looking to renew for the Winter 2023/24 Season with Summer 2023 access with partner mountain benefits
  • For new guests who are interested in a pass option valid for the Summer 2023 & Winter 2023/24 Season with partner mountain benefits

BEYOND BOGUS SEASON PASSES

2024/25 Season

  • Valid opening day through closing day of the Winter 2024/25 Season
  • Not valid before opening day of the Winter 2024/25 Season
  • For current pass holders looking to renew for the Winter 2024/25 Season with partner mountain benefits
  • For guests who are interested in a pass option ONLY valid for the Winter 2024/25 Season with partner mountain benefits
  • Not valid for summer mountain bike access

2023/24 Season

  • Unrestricted Winter Alpine Lift Access (No Blackout Periods) Valid Late-November 2022 — Mid-April 2023
  • Unrestricted Nordic Trail System Access (No Blackout Periods) – Valid Late-November 2022 — Mid-April 2023
  • Not valid before opening day of the Winter 2023/24 Season
  • For current pass holders looking to renew for the Winter 2023/24 Season with partner mountain benefits
  • For guests who are interested in a pass option ONLY valid for the Winter 2023/24 Season with partner mountain benefits
  • Not valid for summer mountain bike access

WINTER SEASON PASSES

2024/25 Season

  • Valid opening day through closing day of the Winter 2024/25 Season
  • Not valid before opening day of the Winter 2024/25 Season
  • For current pass holders looking to renew for the Winter 2024/25 Season
  • For guests who are interested in a pass option ONLY valid for the Winter 2024/25 Season at Bogus Basin
  • Not valid for summer mountain bike access

2023/24 Season

  • Unlimited Winter Alpine Lift Access (No Blackout Periods) – Valid Late November 2023 — Mid-April 2024
  • Eligible for Frontier Point Trail System Season Pass add-on at check out:
    • $25 add-on for all passes except Junior, and Child
    • No add-on is required for Junior & Child passes to access the Frontier Point Trail System
  • Valid opening day through closing day of the Winter 2023/24 Season
  • Not valid before opening day of the Winter 2023/24 Season
  • For current pass holders looking to renew for the Winter 2023/24 Season
  • For guests who are interested in a pass option ONLY valid for the Winter 2023/24 Season at Bogus Basin
  • Not valid for summer mountain bike access

VALUE SEASON PASS

Value season passes are 7 days a week on Alpine trails with select blackout times (9 am – 3 pm) during peak weekends (see below), but remain valid from 3 pm until close on peak weekends. Valid on Nordic trails every day with no blackout dates. 

  • Eligible for Frontier Point Trail System Season Pass add-on at check out:
  • $25 add-on for all passes except Junior and Child
    • No add-on is required for Junior & Child passes to access the Frontier Point Trail System

2024/25 Peak Weekends:

  • December 2024: 12/21, 12/22, 12/28, 12/29
  • January 2025: 1/4, 1/5, 1/11, 1/12, 1/18, 1/19, 1/25, 1/26
  • February 2025: ,2/1, 2/2, 2/8, 2/9, 2/15, 2/16, 2/22, 2/23
  • March 2025: 3/1, 3/2, 3/8, 3/9

MIDWEEK SEASON PASS

If you are a current midweek pass holder and purchase an unrestricted pass for the spring and or next season, then you MUST turn in your current midweek pass before the new pass can be printed. There are no upgrades currently available.

  • Unlimited Winter Alpine Lift Access | Monday – Friday (Blackout Periods Apply) – Valid Mid-December 2023 — Mid-April 2024
  • Blackout Periods: 11/23-11/24, 12/25-12/29, 1/1/2024, 1/15/2024, 02/19/2024
  • Eligible for Frontier Point Trail System Season Pass add-on at check out:
    • $25 add-on for all passes except Junior and Child
    • No add-on is required for Junior & Child passes to access the Frontier Point Trail System



2024/25 Midweek Season Pass Holder Blackout dates:

  • 11/28/24-11/29/24, 12/23/24-12/31/24, 1/1/24-1/3/25, 1/20/25, 02/17/25

2023/24 Midweek Season Pass Holder Blackout dates:

  • 11/23-11/24, 2023, 12/25-12/29,2023, 1/1/2024, 1/15/2024, 02/19/2024

TWILIGHT SEASON PASS

Twilight season passes are ONLY valid from 3 pm – close. Twilight season passes are NOT good for the Nordic trails. Night Operations typically begin mid to late December and end mid-March.

NIGHT SEASON PASS

Night season passes are ONLY valid from 6 pm – close. Night season passes are NOT good for the Nordic trails. Night Operations typically begin mid to late December and end mid-March.

COLLEGE SEASON PASSES

Anyone who is enrolled in either 12+ undergrad credits or 9+ graduate credits. You will be required to show proof of enrollment at the time of season pass pick up. Proof of enrollment can be a current semester schedule, future semester schedule, or college career transcript. Trade school/Vocational School will require proof of full-time enrollment. Please call (208) 332-5100 or email pass@bogusbasin.org. If you cannot provide acceptable proof of enrollment, you will not be able to pick up your season pass.

Acceptable Proof of Enrollment at Time of Pass Pick Up:

2023/24 Season

  • Spring Semester  2023 – Transcript or schedule
  • Summer Semester  2023 – Transcript or schedule
  • Fall Semester  2023 – Transcript or schedule
  • Spring Semester  2024 – Transcript or schedule

MILITARY DISCOUNT

Who qualifies for the season pass Military discount?

Anyone who either has a government-issued Military ID, VA Card, Military Paperwork (DD214), or Veteran Designation on Drivers License.

Can my spouse get a season pass at the Military discount rate?

If your spouse has a government-issued Military ID, VA Card, Military Paperwork (DD214), or Veteran Designation on their Drivers License, they also qualify for a season pass with the Military Discount.

Can my child/dependent get a season pass at the Military discount rate?

Military discounts are only valid for adults and senior age categories. There is no discount for dependents of service people.

Do I need to show proof of my Military status?

Yes, anyone wishing to take advantage of our military season pass discount will need to show proof of military status at the time of pickup. If you are unable to furnish acceptable proof of military status, you will not be able to pick up your season pass.

SPRING SEASON PASSES

2023 Spring Season

  • Valid March 10th, 2024 through closing day of the Winter 2023/24 Season (typically mid – April)
  • Not valid during the Winter 2024 – 25 Season
  • For guests who currently hold Night or Midweek Season Pass that want unrestricted lift access for ONLY the Spring 2024 Season
  • For guests who currently do NOT have a season pass and want lift access in Spring 2024 only
  • Not valid for summer mountain bike access

NORDIC SEASON PASSES

2023/24 Season

  • Unrestricted Nordic Trail System Access (No Blackout Periods) – Valid Late-November 2024 — Mid-April 2025
  • Valid opening day through closing day of the Winter 2023/24 Season
  • Not valid for lift access on alpine (downhill) terrain
  • For guests who ONLY want access to the Nordic trail system
  • Not valid for summer mountain bike access

2023/24 Season

  • Unrestricted Nordic Trail System Access (No Blackout Periods) – Valid Late-November 2023 — Mid-April 2024
  • 3 Day Tickets to Bear Basin Nordic Center (No Blackout Periods) – For more information, email Paul@bogusbasin.org
  • Valid opening day through closing day of the Winter 2023/24 Season
  • Not valid for lift access on alpine (downhill) terrain
  • For guests who ONLY want access to the Nordic trail system
  • Not valid for summer mountain bike access

Gift Cards

There are no refunds for Bogus Bucks/gift cards. Gift cards are like cash and are not replaced if lost or stolen. Gift cards expire in 5 years; note the expiration date on the back of the card. The balance on a gift card will not be transferred to another gift card.

GROUP SALES POLICIES

GROUP SALES

A deposit is REQUIRED to reserve the facility and date requested by the renting party. A group contract agreement confirming the dates and services requested, and corresponding deposit requirements, will be sent to the renting party. Confirm the information, making any necessary changes, and promptly sign and return the contract to the Group Sales Manager with any required deposits as outlined in the agreement. Rental deposits are applied to your final bill. Refundable damage deposits, if required, are NOT applied to the final bill and will be returned to the renting party if the premises are deemed by Bogus Basin to be in good order after the event. If no damage deposit is collected upon sign up Bogus Basin reserves the right to charge an additional fee in the event of damage to the property.

Bogus Basin assumes NO responsibility for loss or damage to materials and/or equipment left in the lodges. The renting party will assume ALL liability for damages to the premises and will be charged accordingly. The renting party agrees to and accepts the SOLE RESPONSIBILITY for any actions that arise from the serving of alcohol and the renting party will protect Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area and its directors from any legal actions due to the renter’s decision to have alcohol served at their function. All sales and purchases of alcohol must be facilitated through Bogus Basin. NO outside alcohol is allowed in any Bogus Basin property.

By signing the Bogus Basin Confirmation Contract and/or the Group Sales/Catering Contract, the renting party acknowledges that they have read, understood, and agreed to all of these stated policies for conducting an event at the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.

PAYMENT

ALL total minimum fees are due 14 working days prior to the date of the scheduled function, unless special arrangements are made by the Groups Sales Manager or Catering Director. Your reservation will not be guaranteed until all necessary deposits have been paid. Any additional charges are billed upon completion of the function. If your only charges are for lodge use and catering you will be expected to pay at the conclusion of your event. If you incur fees for non-food and beverage related activities you will be billed within a week after your event and the balance is due within 14 days of receipt of invoice.

DEPOSITS

Deposits are required to reserve the facilities for the date(s) of the function. All final deposits are due a minimum of 14 working days prior to function date(s). Bogus Basin may require a refundable damage deposit prior to certain events. Past due payment terms: All invoices are due within 14 days of the billing date. Payments received 14 days after the billing date may be subject to a minimum service charge of $50.00 and an interest charge of 3% per month with a 1-month minimum charge. By signing the contract agreement, you are agreeing to pay the service charge and interest when late payment is received.

FACILITY

Minimum facility rental fees will be assessed per event. Facility fees are based on daily lodge use, room rentals, or property use. The facility fees are in addition to other contracted services or catering orders.

ADDITIONAL FEES

There is an additional $75 Non-Hosted bar fee. This charge is waived with a minimum purchase of $500 toward a non-hosted bar. There can also be additional fees for any off-site services. These are negotiated per event and for specific needs. Any further costs incurred for additional rental equipment will be the sole responsibility of the renting party.

CANCELLATIONS

The Group Sales Catering agreement can be canceled by the renting party with written notice by registered letter and with payment of applicable cancellation fees. It is further provided that there shall be no right of termination for the sole purpose of holding the same or like event in another facility or city. Cancellations made by the renting party outside of 120 days with written notice will be fully refunded of any deposit and/or prepayments. Cancellations made by the renting party inside 120 days but more than 90 days from the date of the event with written notice will be refunded 50% of deposit(s). Cancellations made by the renting party within 90 days of the event will forfeit the entire deposit(s). In addition, if the renting party or individual refuses to pay all required deposits and/or pre-payments, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area reserves the right to cancel the contract at any time prior to function date(s).

LIABILITY RELEASE

Upon signing the Group Sales contract agreement, the renting party agrees to release, hold harmless and indemnify Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, its officers, directors, agents, and employees from all liabilities, claims, expenses (including attorneys’ fees), demands, suits or costs of whatever nature for injury to, or death of any person(s) or damage, theft, loss or destruction of property arising out of or in connection with the use of Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area facilities outlined and contemplated in this agreement, including the sole negligence of Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.