June 7, 2022 (BOISE, ID)– Bogus Basin announced today that summer operations begin Friday, June 10th. The non-profit recreation area will be open Friday-Sunday, then launch seven-day-a-week operations on June 17th. Daily hours are 11:00am to 7:00pm.
Rainy and snowy conditions in recent weeks caused area officials to postpone the opening date, originally planned for Memorial Day weekend. “This weekend’s launch of summer operations will be scaled back as we await drier conditions around the base area and on the trails,” said General Manager, Brad Wilson. “We expect to add more activities when we open for seven-day operations on June 17th.”
Activities this weekend include the Glade Runner Mountain Coaster, The Basin Gravity Park, scenic chair rides on the Deer Point and Morningstar lifts, and gem panning. Bike rentals will be available. Food and beverage offerings, featuring the Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse menu, will be available for purchase in the ICCU Base Area Plaza. Simplot Lodge will open Saturdays and Sundays for food & beverage service throughout the summer. The climbing wall, bungee trampoline and summer tubing are expected to open for the summer on June 17th.
Hiking and biking access to Bogus Basin’s trail system, including the popular Around the Mountain and Elk Meadows trails, remain inaccessible due to snowpack and wet, muddy conditions. This weekend, there will be no hiking down from the top of Deer Point chairlift. Guests are advised to ride the chairlift back down to the base area after taking in the views at the top. Trail conditions are better off the Morning Star chairlift, where out-and-back hiking is accessible from Brewer’s Byway to Elk Meadows.
On Saturday, the Boise Mountain Bike Festival will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration is required for this ticketed event, which includes coaching classes, group rides, demos, raffles, and other activities in the Simplot Base Area.
Just 16 miles from Boise, Bogus Basin is a great local summer destination, providing something for everyone. Live music, yoga, educational opportunities, hiking & biking, and just hanging out where the temperature is 15 degrees cooler than in the valley below.
Full summer operations will continue through August 21. The area will remain open Fridays-Sundays, August 26-September 2, and Saturdays-Sundays only September 10-October 2.
Free community events will take place throughout the summer, including:
–Music on the Mountain, (June 25, August 6, August 20, September 3)
–Yoga on the Mountain, 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Saturdays-Sundays, June 18-September 4)
–Yoga on the Mountain, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Thursdays, June 23-August 18)
–Music on the Patio, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (June 18-19, June 26, July 3, July 9-10, July 16-17, July 24, July 30-31, August 7, August 13-14, August 21, August 27-28, September 4-5)
Summer season chairlift passes and day tickets are available for purchase and pick-up at the mountain ticket office. Visit www.bogusbasin.org or call (208) 332-5100 for complete information on events, activities, season passes, tickets, and more.
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. www.bogusbasin.org