April 6, 2018 (BOISE, ID)– This weekend marks your last chance to hit the slopes at Bogus Basin for the season. The nonprofit recreation area announced today that 2017-18 winter operations will end at 4:30pm this Sunday, April 8th. Persistent rain and warmer temperatures, forecasted through the weekend, have impacted operations at ski areas throughout the region, and left little chance of Bogus Basin making it to the projected closing date of Sunday, April 15.
“We were really hoping we could remain open until April 15th to celebrate the end of this unusual season,” said General Manager, Brad Wilson. “After a rough start, the skiing was exceptional in mid-February throughout March. We decided to make the call now, so people can make plans to come up to make their last turns of the season this weekend.” Bogus Basin opened for the season on December 26th, 2017.
Bogus Basin Closing Weekend Operations
- Weekend operating hours are 9:00am-4:30pm
- All normally scheduled chairlifts will operate.
- The Pioneer Lodge will be open for locker and restroom access only.
- Simplot Lodge will be open for full food & beverage service.
- The Glade Runner Mountain Coaster will operate from 11:00am-4:30pm.
Summer season operations begin Memorial Day weekend. The area will operate three days a week through late June, then seven days a week starting June 23rd. For more information, visit: www.bogusbasin.org.
About Bogus Basin
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is the largest nonprofit recreation area in the country. It is a 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to engaging the community to provide accessible, affordable, and fun year-round mountain recreation and education. Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin offers 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain, and 165 acres for night skiing; eleven lifts and three people-mover carpets; an 800-foot tubing hill, and a 4,251 foot Mountain Coaster. The Nordic Center offers 37 kilometers of groomed trails. Environmental education and community outreach programs serve over 20,000 individuals annually, primarily youth. Summer activities include the mountain coaster, mountain biking, events, hiking and chairlift service for hike and bike transport. Bogus Basin is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest. www.bogusbasin.org