The road to Bogus Basin is maintained around the clock during snow events. Below are a couple of bullets about Bogus Basin Road maintenance and its schedule.
- Bogus Basin is responsible for sanding and plowing the 16 miles of road, top to bottom, 2 miles on the Pioneer Road, and 13 plus acres of parking lots in the area. While ACHD occasionally assists at the lower elevations, we do not rely on their support.
- Bogus Basin’s road crew plows and sands the road with a sand/salt mixture continuously, 7 days a week, the entire time there is a snow or weather event.
- We have a day shift and a night shift that maintain the road:
- The day shift starts at 1:00 am (midnight if there has been a large snow event), and ends between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm. The day crew is normally two plow trucks, sometimes 3. This team is responsible for opening the road safely
- The night shift starts at 1:00 pm and runs until after we close operations, around 11:00 pm, running continuously as needed
- Two other drivers provide coverage in the hour or so between the end of the day shift and the start of the night shift
- In addition to sand, ice melt is used to pretreat the road.
- It takes each plow approximately 45 minutes, one way, from top to bottom (sometimes longer if there is traffic; the plow can only travel as fast as the vehicles around it.) It takes about 20-30 minutes to refill the sand at the top.