Bogus Basin opening for top-to-bottom skiing on Thanksgiving

Bogus Basin snow making
Posted at 6:23 PM, Nov 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-25 11:27:27-05

Bogus Basin will open over Thanksgiving weekend for top-to-bottom skiing and riding for eligible pass holders.

Deer Point Express and Coach chairlifts as well as Easy Rider and Explorer surface lifts will operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

The opening is due to snow making efforts, allowed by cold and dry temperatures.

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“I couldn’t be more pleased with what our snowmaking team has done to make this happen,” said Bogus Basin General Manager Brad Wilson in a statement. “It’s awesome we can open top-to-bottom on Showcase exclusively on machine made snow. More trails will be added as soon as weather permits.”

Brad Wilson said they hope to set a trend and continue to open the winter season by Thanksgiving.

“It’s a good way to start up, get your ski legs under you, and get going," Wilson said.

The Bogus Basin snow making system was installed ahead of the 2018-2019 winter season and is the second largest in Idaho, according to a news release from Bogus Basin.

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Bogus Basin officials also announced the Glade Runner Mountain Coaster will open over Thanksgiving weekend.