Bogus Basin to end winter season today

Posted at 1:27 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 15:29:04-04

BOISE, Idaho — Bogus Basin has announced that the nonprofit recreation area will close at 4:30 p.m. on March 17th for the remainder of the 2019-20 winter season.

“Out of concerns over the health and well-being of our employees, guests, and community, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue operations, effective at the end of business today,” said general manager Brad Wilson.

Due to increased concerns regarding COVID-19, Bogus Basin has taken a series of internal measure in an effort to reduce contact between employees and guests in recent days. This includes closing lodge facilities and stepping up cleaning and sanitizing efforts.

Following a series of meetings Tuesday morning, officials at the area concluded that suspending operations was the appropriate next step.

“We want to thank the community for their incredible support throughout the season, and during these uncertain times,” said Wilson.

Beginning March 18th, all lift operations, food and beverage outlets, retail and rental services, and lodges will be closed to the public. Bogus Basin’s mountain operations team will be conducting closing procedures, requiring the base area to be closed for all recreation activities.

Sledding, toboggans, and other snowplay will be prohibited on Bogus Basin’s private property (Simplot and Pioneer Lodges). There will be no patrol services available at the area.

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