Bogus Basin announces early open

Posted at 5:58 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 20:03:13-05

Bogus Basin announced their opening for the winter season this Thursday!

With recent storms delivering 28 inches of natural snow, and optimal temperatures for snowmaking over the weekend, the nonprofit recreation area will operate a portion of its lifts this Thursday and Friday.

This Saturday, December 8th, the area will fully open seven-day's a week with nine lifts.

“We got hit with the perfect storm,” said General Manager Brad Wilson. “A combination of 28 inches of new snow and cold temperatures that are ideal for snowmaking has enabled us to kick off the 2018-19 season earlier than anticipated.”

Bogus Basin’s brand new snowmaking system was put to the test over the weekend, pumping out top to bottom snow on the Upper and Lower Ridge off of the Deer Point Express, and on the Coach beginner run for 60 hours consecutively. The portable snowmaking guns will now be moved to provide additional coverage on runs served by the Morning Star Chairlift, including Lulu and Silver Queen.