Late Summer Events at Bogus Basin Combine Arts, Culture, Recreation, Community

Blue Oval With Bogus Basin In The Center

August 25, 2021 (BOISE, ID)– Bogus Basin released its full schedule of late-summer events today, a mix of both new and established activities that underscore the area’s mission to provide accessible, affordable and fun recreation and education throughout the year.

The events also include new collaborations between Bogus Basin, performing arts organizations, and a local program that helps refugee farmers learn to grow and sell their own food. While Bogus Basin has always offered deeply discounted learn-to-ski programs to local youth in winter, expanded summer operations are enabling the area to reach audiences with a diverse range of interests:

-On Saturday, August 28th from 7:00pm-8:30pm, Boise Contemporary Theater (BCT) will host its first “Reading on the Mountain,” featuring six BCT cast members reading Silent Sky, a play about pioneering women in the field of early astronomy. The reading will take place in the amphitheater near the Morning Star Express Chairlift. Tickets are $15, purchase online through Boise Contemporary Theater.

“BCT has been making it a priority to collaborate with great nonprofits, I’ve always admired Bogus Basin, their commitment to the community only begins with outdoor adventures. Silent Sky, a play about pioneering women in the field of early astronomy being read under the Bogus sky– it’s a perfect fit.

-Ben Burdick, Producing Artistic Director, Boise Contemporary Theater

Boise Phil will perform a free community concert on the Simplot Base Area stage on Saturday, September 11th at 2:00pm. The concert, titled Natural Wonders, will celebrate the power of music and nature together. Musicians will perform works by local composers David Alan Earnest and Jim Cockey. A free, family-friendly art activity is also planned for the afternoon.

-Bogus Basin recently received a Project Neighborly/Idaho Community Foundation grant to host Global Gardens farmers for “Market on the Mountain.” The farmers will sell their locally grown produce in the Simplot Base Area on Sunday, August 29th from 11:00am-1:00pm (cash/check only), while their family members enjoy free activities on the mountain. Global Gardens supports beginning farmers from diverse backgrounds by providing access to land, training, and the market. At 2:00pm, a free guided nature hike is planned from the top of Deerpoint Express Chairlift.

-The final Music on the Mountain concert of the summer is on Saturday, September 4th and will feature an opening performance by Boise Rock School, an independent arts education organization.

Bogus Basin Late Summer Events

Day: Date:Event:Time:Cost:
Saturday8/28Yoga on the Mountain10:30-11:30amFree
Saturday8/28Music on the Patio: Brandon Pritchett2:00-5:00pmFree
Saturday8/28BCT Reading on the Mountain7:00-8:30pm$15
Sunday 8/29Yoga on the Mountain10:30-11:30amFree
Sunday8/29Market on the Mountain- Global Gardens11:00am-1:00pm
Sunday8/29Guided Nature Hike2:00-4:00pmFree
Sunday8/29Music on the Patio– Kaleigh Jack McGrath2:00-5:00pmFree
Saturday9/4Yoga on the Mountain10:30-11:30amFree
Saturday9/4Music on the Mountain2:00-6:00pmFree
Sunday9/5Yoga on the Mountain– Season Finale10:30-11:30amFree
Sunday9/5Market on the Mountain1:00-3:00pm
Sunday9/5Music on the Patio– Ryan Wissinger2:00-5:00pmFree
Saturday9/11Boise Phil performs Natural Wonders2:00-3:00pmFree
Saturday9/18Boise Mtn Bike Festival10:00am-5:00pm

Current (late summer) operating hours are Fridays through Sundays, 11:00am to 7:00pm. On Labor Day (9/6), hours are 11:00am to 7:00pm.

Limited fall operating hours begin 9/7; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am to 5:00pm, through early October.

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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.