Improvements to Bogus Basin coming this winter have many thrill-seekers excited

BOISE, Idaho - Lance Ondrick and his daughter River are getting ready for ski season. They just moved to the Treasure Valley from California and now have their season passes to Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. 

"Looking very much forward to it and can't wait to hit the powder with my daughter," said Lance Ordrick.

Like many, they are excited about the new features coming to the popular ski hill. From an expanded beginner terrain to an outdoor plaza with a full bar and food; even the restrooms inside Simplot Lodge have been remodeled and new gear is ready for rent. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area hopes to have all the features up and running by the start of the winter season. A spokeswoman for Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area says the highly anticipated mountain coaster will be ready in the fall. Originally planned to open this past summer the 4,100-foot gravity-driven ride was delayed. 

"It's been a busy time for construction in the Treasure Valley,"  said Susan Saad of Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. "We had delays just because of shipping delays the compartments got stuck in customs in Portland, a variety of things, But we know it's going to be an awesome ride and it's just about complete."

Over the summer they also unveiled new features including a climbing wall. Up on the mountain, They're thinking of snow and another banner year. They hope the improvements and new features attract new thrill-seekers to the slopes. 

"We're really looking forward to the good snow season and hopefully everybody will be safe at the end of the year," said Ordrick.

The improvements have not caused the prices to go up, right now you can pick up an adult season pass for just under $500.

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