Bogus Basin announces final weekend

Posted at 3:43 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 12:24:26-04

Bogus Basin announced their final weekend of the ski and snowboard season.

The mountain will be open on Saturday and Sunday, April 16th and 17th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with limited lift operations on Deer Point and Coach.

Lift tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12.

The Simplot Lodge will be open to skiers and snowboarders on both days and the Pioneer Lodge will be open to skiers for locker access only.

Saturday is packed full with events including the first ever motorized race ever to be held at Bogus Basin.

A Bike Motocross event will be hosted at the Pioneer Lodge will go from 10:00 am to around 4:00 pm. The main event will be held at 2:00 pm. The event will have motocross snow bikes going head to head with skiers in a course through the Bitterroot Bowl. Admission is $5 and kids under 12 will be free.

Sunday will be the official last day of the snow season with outdoor live music and a pond skimming event.

Bogus Basin is reporting that almost 200 inches of snow fell on the mountain. 320,000 skiers and snowboarders took to the slopes.

“We needed a great year this year, and we got one,” said Marketing Director, John Hart. “Bogus is grateful to all those who have supported the recreation area this year. Now we turn our focus to having a great summer up here as well.”

Although the snow season is over, summer options for Bogus Basin are right around the corner.

Bogus Basin will expand summer operations through 2016. The Deer Point quad lift will be running ever weekend from July 2nd to September 5th for mountain biking, hiking, and sightseeing.

Tickets are $25 for lift access from 11 am to 4 pm or $10 for a single ride. A summer season pass for the lift is $99.

“Optimism is returning to Bogus Basin as we plan for our 75th anniversary, improve our summer and winter operations, get on a more secure financial footing, and prepare to serve this community with fun, educational recreation for many years to come. Please come up and help us celebrate!” General Manager Brad Wilson said.