December 28, 2019 (BOISE, ID)– Bogus Basin is celebrating the arrival of 2020 with a day of fun activities on the mountain. To cap off the events, the nonprofit recreation area will host its 4th Annual New Year’s Day Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Show above the Simplot Base area. The show will begin at 6:15pm on Wednesday, January 1st, with a torchlight parade down the Upper and Lower Ridge runs. The fireworks display will begin at 6:30pm, following the parade. The show, sponsored by Idaho Power, is open to the public and will be visible from the Simplot Lodge Base Area. There is no cost to attend.
Activities are planned throughout the day at the area. Events include a Bogus Basin Word Search, during which skiers and snowboarders will find words around the mountain to complete a sentence and win a prize. A DJ will play music and hand out prizes. At 5:30pm, free cookies and hot chocolate will be available at an Albertson’s tent in the base area, while supplies last.
Jamie Zolber, Bogus Basin’s Director of Skier Services, will serve as Grand Marshal of this year’s Torchlight Parade. Zolber began his career at Bogus Basin in December 1996 as a 16 year-old ski instructor. He has worked his way up through the organization, and served as Ski & Snowboard School Director for ten years. During that time, more than 225,000 lessons were taught at the area. In November, 2015, Jamie was promoted to his current position, Director of Skier Services. In this role, he oversees Bogus Basin’s Ski & Snowboard School, retail and rental services, and other summertime activities.
Other participants in this year’s torchlight parade include volunteers from Boise Adaptive Snowsport Education (BASE). For over 40 years, BASE (formerly known as Recreation Unlimited) has facilitated winter sports opportunities at Bogus Basin for individual with disabilities through professional ski and snowboard education in a safe environment which increases physical, social, and functional skills.