Bogus Basin Expands Summer Operations to Seven Days A Week

Blue Oval With Bogus Basin In The Center

June 20, 2018 (BOISE, ID)– Beginning Friday, June 22, visitors to Bogus Basin will be able to ride the mountain coaster, take a chairlift ride, go summer tubing, enjoy a meal, rent a mountain bike, and take advantage of all of the area’s new offerings any day of the week. For the first time in its 76-year history, the nonprofit recreation area will open seven days a week in the summer. With warmer temperatures on the horizon, it is the perfect opportunity to head up to the mountain to escape the heat, get into nature, and have some fun.

“Being open every day in the summer is completely new for us and is a major step in Bogus Basin’s progress toward becoming a year-round destination for recreation and education for the entire community,” said General Manager, Brad Wilson. “We’re encouraged by how many people are already coming up for the first time to enjoy the mountain and try out our activities. What they are discovering is that there is something for everyone, and we’re excited to be accessible every day throughout the summer,” said Wilson.

Summer operating hours are from 11am-7pm daily through the Labor Day weekend. Tickets for activities can be purchased at the Simplot Lodge. In addition to the mountain coaster and other Simplot Base Area activities, a host of other events are planned throughout the summer:


“Music on the Mountain” Concert Series

Free live music from Simplot Base Area stage featuring musical acts from 12pm-6pm, sponsored by 10 Barrel Brewing Co. June 30, July 7, July 21, August 4, and August 18.

Music on the Patio

Free live music on the new patio outside Simplot Lodge. Saturdays and Sundays from 4pm-6pm.

Community Run & Bike Race Series

Eight-week biking and running race series at Bogus Basin, beginning June 19th, providing a low-key friendly race environment for residents of the Treasure Valley where everyone has an opportunity to compete. Weekly events, June 19th through August 15th. Registration and more information at

Summer season chairlift passes can be picked up and purchased at the mountain ticket office. Visit or call (208) 332-5100 for complete information on events, activities, tickets, and more.

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.