FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director, Community & Customer Relations
DAILY SUMMER OPERATIONS AT BOGUS BASIN BEGIN FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd
The non-profit continues its celebration of 80 years in the community with a full lineup of fun, family-friendly outdoor events, and summer activities
BOISE, Idaho — May 27th, 2023 – Bogus Basin, the popular non-profit located 16 miles from downtown Boise, is excited to announce the launch of its 80th Anniversary summer season. Beginning June 23rd, visitors to the area can enjoy a full range of outdoor family-friendly summer activities seven days a week.
The fun-filled lineup of events includes Music on the Mountain concerts (every other Saturday, June 24th – Sept 2nd), a Community Race Series for mountain bikers and runners, Yoga on the Mountain, weekend Music on the Patio performances, Guided Nature Hikes, and more. The Glade Runner, Idaho’s only mountain coaster, will operate daily, along with the climbing wall, bungee trampoline, gem panning, summer tubing, and Morning Star Express chairlift for scenic rides and bike transport. The Deer Point Express Chairlift will operate on weekends only. The area will also open a new aerial adventure course on July 1st.
The 20-plus mile trail network at The Basin Gravity Park and Bogus Basin have earned the non-profit a reputation as a regionally renowned mountain bike destination, and early-season trail conditions at The Basin Gravity Park, the area’s downhill biking park, are expected to be exceptional. Several miles of new trails will be unveiled this summer, including “Around the Mountain Extension,” a fun and flowy two-mile addition to one of Idaho’s top-ranked cross-country trails. Summer season passes, providing unlimited access to The Basin Gravity Park, are now available for purchase.
Just 16 miles from Boise, Bogus Basin is the ultimate local summer destination for Treasure Valley residents, providing something for everyone. Full summer operations will continue through Sunday, Aug. 20th. The area will remain open Fridays-Sundays Aug. 25th-Sept. 4th, then Saturdays-Sundays only Sept. 9th-Oct. 1st. Area operating hours can be found here.
About Bogus Basin
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is a 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to engaging the community in accessible, affordable, and fun year-round mountain recreation and education. Bogus Basin summer activities include The Glade Runner Mountain Coaster, an aerial adventure course, summer tubing, climbing wall, bungee trampoline, and gem panning station, The Basin Gravity Park, cross-country mountain biking and hiking, free community events and educational programs, and chairlift service to access hiking and biking trails.
Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin winter operations offer 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain and 165 acres for night skiing; eleven lifts – including four high-speed quads – and three people-mover carpets; an 800-foot tubing hill. The Nordic Center offers 37 kilometers of groomed trails. Environmental education and community outreach programs serve over 20,000 individuals annually, primarily youth. Bogus Basin is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho, and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest.