FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        

Susan Saad, Director, Community & Customer Relations
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area
O: (208) 332-5129


Night operations are slated to open earlier than anticipated, on December 9th

BOISE, Idaho (November 30, 2022) — 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, Mountain Operations

“It is thrilling to offer night operations for the community this early in December. Historically, nights begin much later – The combination of favorable weather, snowmaking, and a dedicated team is making Bogus Basin’s 80th anniversary season memorable.”

Brad Wilson – General Manager

Bogus Basin Operating Schedule (as of December 1st, 2022)

Lift Operating Hours
10:00 am – 4:30 pm (Mon – Fri); 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (Sat – Sun)

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

Lifts Available
Deer Point Express, Morning Star Express, and Coach Chairlifts, in addition to three conveyor 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 operate as natural snow conditions permit.

Lodge Facilities | Food & Beverage 
J.R. Simplot Lodge open daily, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, for full food & beverage service. The Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse open 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (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
9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon – Fri); 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (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 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, with 27km of groomed trails for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, equipment rentals, and lessons.


About Bogus Basin

Bogus Basin is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the community in accessible, affordable, and fun year-round mountain recreation and education.  Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin offers 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain and 200 acres for night skiing; seven chair lifts and four conveyor lifts; an 800-foot tubing hill; and a Nordic Center offering 37 kilometers of groomed trails for skiing, snowshoeing and fat tire biking. Bogus Basin is 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest.  www.bogusbasin.org.

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