June 21, 2017 (BOISE, ID)– Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area will officially launch its 75th Anniversary summer on Saturday, July 1st and it promises to be an exciting one. The nonprofit area has been buzzing with activity since the winter season ended in April, when construction began on a host of new summer attractions. A “Fun Zone” including summer tubing, climbing wall, bungee trampoline, and gem panning station has been installed in the base area. Also new: a bike skills park and mountain bike flow trail.
“We are looking forward to being a year-round recreational area with the launch of these new activities,” said General Manager, Brad Wilson. “We’ve specifically chosen attractions that will be fun and engaging for people of all ages and abilities.” The new summer developments represent the first phase of Bogus Basin’s year-round master plan. Bringing more people to the mountain in all seasons will reduce its financial dependency on unpredictable winter snowfall. Construction in the base area will continue through the summer. Other upgrades will include a 12,000 square foot plaza outside Simplot Lodge, outdoor food & beverage outlet, and the highly anticipated Mountain Coaster, which is expected to open in late summer.
On July 1st, free live music, featuring DJ Lizzie and nationally known musical artists: Pimps of Joytime, will play in the base area amphitheater. The Deerpoint Chairlist (#1) will operate for scenic rides and mountain bike transport from 11:00am-7:00pm, and the bike shuttle will run from the Simplot Lodge to Pioneer Lodge.
Bogs Basin 75th Anniversary Summer Kickoff Celebration
Saturday, July 1st:
11:00am-7:00pm: Simplot Lodge open for full food & beverage service
11:00am-7:00pm: Deerpoint Chairlift operating for scenic rides & bike transport
11:00am-7:00pm: Bike shuttle transport from Simplot to Pioneer Lodge
11:00am-7:00pm: Base area “Fun Zone” activities open
1:00pm-4:00pm: Music by DJ Lizzie
4:00pm-7:00pm: Bogus Basin Presents Pimps of Joytime
Bogus Basin Summer Operating Hours:
July 1st – Labor Day: Thursday – Sunday, 11:00am-7:00pm
After Labor Day: Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm
For more information, visit: www.bogusbasin.org.
Bogus Basin launched a year-long celebration of its 75th Anniversary on January 1st, 2017. Anniversary year sponsors include: Albertsons, Bank of the Cascades, Birds of Prey Motorsports, Corwin Ford, Idaho Statesman, KTVB, Sysco, and 10 Barrel Brewing.
About Bogus Basin
Bogus Basin is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit 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; seven lifts and two people-moving carpets; and an 800-foot tubing hill. The Nordic Center offers 37 kilometers of groomed trails. Summer activities include mountain biking, amphitheater events, disc golf, private events, and hiking. Bogus Basin is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest. www.bogusbasin.org.