Bogus Basin to Open Additional Terrain on Tuesday, December 26th

Blue Oval With Bogus Basin In The Center

December 25, 2017 (BOISE, ID)– Bogus Basin announced today that additional terrain will open to skiers and snowboarders, providing top to bottom skiing, on Tuesday, December 26th. The following chairlifts will be open with limited grooming: Morning Star (Chairlift #2), Superior Express (Chairlift #3), Bitterroot (Chairlift #5) and Pine Creek Express (Chairlift #6). The newly opened terrain will favor primarily intermediate to expert skiers/riders. Additional snow is still needed to open the Deer Point Chairlift (#1) and Showcase Chairlift (#4).

“We are excited about getting more of the mountain open during the holiday season, and the forecast is calling for more storms. We’re eager to get the entire mountain fully up and running and are closely monitoring the conditions and weather.”

-Brad Wilson, General Manager

Early season conditions exist, so guests are being cautioned to ski with care and to expect obstacles and thin spots, even on groomed trails.

The full price of $62 for full day alpine lift tickets goes into effect on December 26th. Half-day pricing begins at 1:00pm. The Pioneer Lodge will open for the season for full food & beverage service. Conditions and grooming are updated in the morning. Visit: after 7:30am for information.

The nonprofit recreation area, which is wrapping up its yearlong 75th Anniversary Celebration, also announced plans to host a fireworks show on the mountain on January 1st, New Year’s Day. The show will begin at 6:30pm, and will be visible from the Simplot base area. Music and other activities are also planned.

Bogus Basin Holiday Operating Schedule Through January 7th, 2018:

Daily Hours of Operation: 9:00am-4:30pm

Open Chairlifts (as of December 26th):

  • Morning Star– Chairlift #2
  • Superior– Chairlift #3
  • Bitterroot– Chairlift #5
  • Pinecreek– Chairlift #6
  • Coach beginner– Chairlift #7
  • Coach beginner chairlift #7 will operate. Tickets cost $15 plus tax and include access to:
  • The new Discovery beginner conveyer lift
  • The new Explorer conveyer lift, and a terrain park for intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders that has been built near the Deerpoint Chairlift #1.

Glade Runner Mountain Coaster Operating Hours: 10:00am-4:30pm (opening may be delayed due to weather, check for status).

Simplot Lodge and Pioneer Lodges will be open for full food and beverage service.

Frontier Point Nordic Lodge will be open for tickets, lessons, and rental equipment.

The Pepsi Gold Rush Tubing Hill will be open, reservations available online at under tickets & passes. The cost is $15 for a 90 minute session.

Bogus Basin’s Ski & Snowboard School is open for lessons.

Bogus Basin’s downtown sales office will be open daily for season pass pickups and retail and ticket purchases. For sales office questions, call: 208-332-5162.

For more information, visit

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.