BOGUS BASIN DAILY OPERATIONS TO BEGIN ON DECEMBER 1st; Night operations are slated to open earlier than anticipated, on December 9th
Bogus Basin announced today that daily operations will begin at the non-profit on Thursday, December 1st. Open terrain remains limited to runs and a terrain park off the Deer Point Express, Morning Star Express and Coach Chairlifts, and 27km of groomed Nordic trails. A strong storm system is forecast to hit the area later this week, delivering up to twenty-two inches of snow, allowing additional terrain to open as soon as conditions allow.
“November delivered a mix of natural snowfall and ideal snowmaking conditions, resulting in our very early opening and good riding conditions on the front side of the mountain. The snow forecast looks favorable over the next several days, and we will open additional terrain as conditions allow.”
Nate Shake – Director, Mountain Operations
“It is thrilling to offer night operations for the community this early in December. Historically, nights begin much later – The combination of favorable weather, snowmaking, and a dedicated team is making Bogus Basin’s 80th anniversary season memorable.”
Brad Wilson – General Manager
Bogus Basin Operating Schedule (as of December 1st, 2022)Lift Operating Hours
10:00 am – 4:30 pm (Mon – Fri); 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (Sat – Sun)
Begin Friday, December 9th, earlier than the slated mid/late December target due to aggressive snowmaking and favorable weather.
Deer Point Express, Morning Star Express, and Coach Chairlifts, in addition to three conveyor lifts will operate daily; Showcase Chairlift will operate Saturday and Sunday only.
Open runs: Alpine, Showcase, Bogus Creek, Upper & Lower Ridge, Sourdough, Stewart’s Bowl, Coach, Silver Queen, Lulu, Morning Star, Sunshine, Pioneer Trail, a full terrain park, and 27km of groomed Nordic trails. Additional lifts will operate as natural snow conditions permit.
Lodge Facilities | Food & Beverage
J.R. Simplot Lodge open daily, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, for full food & beverage service. The Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse open 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (Sat – Sun only). Pioneer Lodge open 11:00am – 4:30pm (Mon – Fri), and 8:30am – 4:30pm (Sat – Sun). Hours will expand after night skiing opens on December 9th.
Scheduled to open mid-December
Available for online, advance purchase, quantities are limited
Midweek and Night Season Passes remain available for purchase
Downtown Sales Office
9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon – Fri); 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Sat – Sun)
Six public parking areas are available, located on the mountain – guests are encouraged to familiarize themselves with parking lot options. Carpooling is encouraged – priority spaces for vehicles with 3+ passengers. A free park and ride lot is located at 750 Mountain Cove Road.
Ski & Snowboard School
Private and Daily Group Lessons available daily; advance reservations recommended by calling 208-332-5340.
Frontier Point Lodge
Frontier Point Lodge open daily 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, with 27km of groomed trails for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, equipment rentals, and lessons.
About Bogus Basin
Bogus Basin is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the community in accessible, affordable, and fun year-round mountain recreation and education. Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin offers 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain and 200 acres for night skiing; seven chair lifts and four conveyor lifts; an 800-foot tubing hill; and a Nordic Center offering 37 kilometers of groomed trails for skiing, snowshoeing and fat tire biking. Bogus Basin is 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest. www.bogusbasin.org.
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Bogus Basin announced today it will ease into winter operations this weekend with three chairlifts and three conveyer lifts, marking the earliest opening at the not-for-profit recreation area in 28 years.
“Our team remains committed to bringing the winter experience to the community as soon as it is safe to do so,” said General Manager, Brad Wilson. “With snowmaking, we now have more control over our opening date. We are thrilled to share the exciting news that Bogus Basin’s 80th Anniversary Season will launch on November 19th, our earliest opening date in 28 years.”
The soft opening includes seven trails (Alpine, Showcase, Bogus Creek, Upper & Lower Ridge, Sourdough, Stewart’s Bowl and Coach), an industry leading terrain park, and 20 km of Nordic trails. The opening is limited to eligible season pass holders. A restricted quantity of 100 reduced price lift tickets is available online, advance purchase only.
Earlier this month, a series of storms dumped over three feet of snow at the area. More recently, cold and dry conditions that are ideal for snowmaking set in, allowing enough snow to accumulate to open top-to-bottom runs served by the Deerpoint Express, Showcase and Coach chairlifts, and all three conveyer lifts.
Area officials consider the limited opening an opportunity for employees and guests to acclimate to new RFID technology installed at the area over the summer. The new system allows pass holders and guests to access the lifts with their season pass or lift ticket in the pocket of their jacket. “This technology is new to everyone, and we ask guests to be patient as our seasonal employees get to know the system,” said Wilson. “Ultimately, it will make for a much more seamless user experience at the lifts.”
BOGUS BASIN 2022-23 “SOFT” SEASON OPENING OPERATING PLAN:
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Ski SwapEach year the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation (BBSEF) looks forward to hosting the annual Ski Swap, presented by Toyota.
2022 Ski Swap Details
The 71st Annual Ski Swap, presented by Toyota, will be November 4-6, 2022, at Expo Idaho 5610 Glenwood at the fairgrounds in Boise.
Ski Swap Sale Hours:
Friday, Nov. 4, 1 pm-10 pm
Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, Nov. 6, 10 am- 3 pm
We accept: VISA, MasterCard, and Discover
Friday – $5.00
Saturday – $5.00
Sunday – free with a canned food donation (for the Boise Rescue Mission) $5.00 without a donation
There is no admission charge for those under 18.
Come visit Assistance League® of Boise Thrift Shop on November 9 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm for lots of elegant holiday décor, unique ornaments, gifts, luxury wear, gala attire, high-end antiques and collectibles, and holiday shoes. The thrift shop is located at 5825 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, across from Hawks Stadium. Every dollar you spend in our shop helps to support our 11 philanthropies and the underserved youth in our community!
Event Name: A Shining Moment in Time Christmas Open House
Event Date: 11/9/22
Time: 3 pm to 7 pm
Location: Assistance League of Boise Thrift Shop
5825 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, ID