Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ: General Information

How frequently is the road to Bogus Basin plowed for snow and sanded for traction?

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.

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