August 1, 2019 (BOISE, ID)– Seven-day-a-week summer operations continue at Bogus Basin, and with Treasure Valley temperatures expected to remain in the upper 90’s over the next several days, the nonprofit recreation area is the place to be for residents seeking outdoor recreation and cooler mountain air. “This is a perfect time to head up to Bogus Basin, we have a fun weekend planned,” said General Manager, Brad Wilson. “The trails are in great shape and the weather is fantastic– there is something going on for everyone to enjoy.”
A big weekend highlight: Music on the Mountain, the free all-day concert on the lawn outside Simplot Lodge. Popular reggae band, Voice of Reason, will be the headliner on Saturday. Lo-Fi and Pearl Tones will also be featured on the Simplot Base Area stage. The event is from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Live music will continue into Sunday with Music on the Patio. Local musician, Spencer Batt, is scheduled to play on the plaza outside Simplot Lodge from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
2019 has been the third consecutive summer for big projects at Bogus Basin. The area continues to make significant enhancements as it implements a year-round master plan that was adopted by the nonprofit’s volunteer Board of Directors in 2016. Progress continues on key projects, including the highly anticipated replacement of the Morning Star Chairlift. In March, Bogus Basin officials announced that a new high speed quad chairlift would be installed in time for the launch of the 2019-20 season. Construction remains on schedule. Additionally, major repairs and upgrades are being made to the Pioneer Lodge.
Seven-day-a-week operations continue at Bogus Basin through August 18th, followed by weekend operations scheduled through October 6th. Hours are 11:00am to 7:00pm. Offerings include the Glade Runner Mountain Coaster, Deer Point Chairlift (for scenic rides and bike transport), summer tubing, bungee trampoline, climbing wall, retail/bike rentals, Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse, gem panning, and a weekend bike shuttle. Unlimited free access is available to a broad network of hiking and biking trails.
The Week Ahead at Bogus Basin:
8/3 (Sat): Music on the Mountain (#3 of 5)
8/4 (Sun): Yoga on the Mountain
8/4 (Sun): Music on the Patio (Sundays)
8/6 (Tues): Community Race Series: Final Run + Awards
8/7 (Wed): Community Race Series: Final Bike + Awards
8/7 (Wed): Yoga on the Mountain