April 13, 2022 (BOISE, ID)– Bogus Basin announced today that winter operations will reopen for one day only on Saturday, April 16th. Although the non-profit wrapped up its season earlier this month, Mother Nature finally delivered 20″ of late season snow, compelling area officials to figure out a way to open for one more day of fun.
The idea began with Bogus Basin’s lighthearted social media post on April 12th. Upon discovering that several inches of snow had fallen overnight– nearly a month after the last snowfall, the area shared a webcam photo with the caption: “Due to supply chain issues, your February order of snow has now been delivered. We apologize for any inconvenience.” Thousands reacted to the post, resulting in a surprise opening, which the area is calling “Supply Chain Saturday.”
With the seasonal workforce now gone, the task of reopening the mountain falls to year-round employees. In an internal announcement Tuesday, Director of Mountain Operations, Nate Shake, said:
“With more snowfall in the last 48 hours than we saw all of February and March, the year-round staff will be working hard over the next few days to put the mountain back together and run for this special one-day offering. This is an opportunity to thank our community for their support over this long, dry season. We appreciate your willingness to fill in, as needed, to pull off this reopening.”
Here are details for Bogus Basin’s April 16th “Supply Chain Saturday”:
- -Operating hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- -Lift ticket prices discounted, advance online purchase is recommended
- -Deer Point, Morning Star and Coach chairlifts will operate
- -Spring season conditions exist; ride with caution
- -No conveyer lifts will operate; terrain parks closed
- -Free access to the Frontier Point Nordic Trail System. Nordic Highway, Sappers, and Red Tail will be groomed, restroom access available to Frontier Point Lodge
- -All season pass holders welcome, including employee, volunteer, night, midweek and Nordic
- -Limited food & beverage service at Simplot Lodge
- -Pioneer Lodge restroom and locker room access only
- -Rental shop open
- -No ski or snowboard lessons
For more information, visit 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