Night Operations Begin At Bogus Basin On Friday, 12/17

Blue Oval With Bogus Basin In The Center

December 14, 2021 (BOISE, ID)– Bogus Basin announced today that beginning Friday, December 17th operations will extend to 10:00pm, providing more than five hours of additional daily access to the slopes.

The non-profit recreation area offers over 175 acres of lit terrain, the largest night operation in the state. “The appeal of twilight skiing and snowboarding has boomed in recent years and we’re excited to light up the slopes for everyone,” said Nate Shake, Director of Mountain Operations.

In 2016, the non-profit launched a highly affordable $99 Night Only Season Pass. This product provided six hours of daily access, from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, and attracted more visitors during those off-peak hours. Last winter, Bogus Basin revamped the Night Only Pass, replacing it with the Twilight Season Pass, which provides earlier, all-mountain access, starting at 3:00pm. The mission-driven change resulted in a significant increase in twilight visits.

More terrain and another chairlift will open Wednesday, December 15th at the area, which received over two feet of snow in recent days. According to Shake, the Pine Creek Express Chairlift (#6) begins operating on Wednesday, serving several groomed runs. “Stay tuned for further updates,” he said in an employee memo Tuesday afternoon. “We expect cold temperatures and significant snowfall to continue through the week, and plan to open more terrain for the weekend and add more groomed runs.”

Here is an update on Bogus Basin’s extended operating plan:

Wednesday, Dec. 15Pine Creek Express Chairlift opens with 6 groomed runs: Upper Nugget, Cabin Traverse, Middle and Lower Paradise, Good Enough, Second Chance
Thursday, Dec. 16Pioneer Lodge opens for full food & beverage service
Friday, Dec. 17Operating hours expand to 10:00am-10:00pm weekdays, and 9:00am to 10:00pm weekends/holiday periods. Twilight access starts at 3:00pm
Saturday, Dec. 18“Shred with Santa”– kids of all ages are invited to join Santa on the slopes from 12:00pm-2:00pm

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