Bogus Basin Daily Operations To Begin On December 1st

PNG file of Bogus Basin's celebratory 80th Logo combined with Bogus Basin Oval logo

November 30, 2022 (BOISE, ID)– 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 of Mountain Operations

Bogus Basin Operating Schedule (as of December 1st)

Lift Operating Hours

10:00am-4:30pm (Mon-Fri); 9:00am-4:30pm (Sat-Sun)

(Hours will extend until 10:00pm, beginning December 9th)

Lifts Available

Deer Point Express, Morning Star Express and Coach Chairlifts, and three surface lifts will operate daily; Showcase Chairlift will operate Saturday and Sunday only.

Terrain Available

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 begin operating as natural snow conditions permit.

Night Operations

Scheduled to begin Friday, December 9th, earlier than the slated mid/late December target due to aggressive snowmaking and favorable weather.

Lodge Facilities | Food & Beverage

J.R. Simplot Lodge open daily, 8:30am-4:30pm, for full food & beverage service. The Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse open 11:00am-4:00pm (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.

Tubing Hill

Scheduled to open mid-December

Lift Tickets

Available for online, advance purchase, quantities are limited

Season Passes

Midweek and Night Season Passes remain available for purchase

Downtown Sales Office

9:00am-5:00pm (Mon-Fri); 8:00am-5:00pm (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 9:00am-4:30pm, with 27km of groomed trails for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, equipment rentals, and lessons.

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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.