Bogus Basin to reopen for one day in a surprise announcement

Posted at 11:08 AM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-14 15:07:19-04

BOISE, Idaho — After the popular ski area closed for the season, Bogus Basin announced it will reopen for one day this weekend.

The nonprofit will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.for "Supply Chain Saturday" on April 16.

Bogus Basin will have discounted lift takes available online for advance purchase, Supply Chain Saturday is open to anyone who has any type of season pass and the entire front side of the mountain will be open.

This non-profit also groomed some nordic trails, the base lodge will have limited food and drinks as skiers and snowboarders have one more opportunity to say goodbye to ski season in the Treasure Valley.

“The story is we had the snow come on Monday morning so our marketing team posted that it had been delayed due to supply chain issues and here is your snow from February," said Susan Saad. "We got so much traction with that so we started the conversation about the possibility, everyone rallied and we are ready to have a fun day."

This showcases another example of how Bogus Basin as a non-profit benefits the Treasure Valley because the ski area closed more than a week ago, meaning their season staff is gone so this bonus day is happening because the full-time staff is willing to work to open the mountain.

"It is so much fun as a non-profit we get to do these types of things we aren’t beholden to anyone," said Saad. "So when the snow came we thought it would be awesome we just want the community to come out one last time for the season and have a blast with us."

Opening up also provides additional safety because in snowstorms like this there is no doubt that people were climbing to make some runs, but early this week there was no ski patrol or emergency services.

Sun Valley Resort gives skiers and snowboarders another option this weekend that begins Friday night at 5:00 with their classic Easter egg hunt where children have the opportunity to hunt for 8,000 eggs in Sun Valley Village.

Saturday features the Baldy Bash at Warm Springs with live music, retro ski outfits and free admission to this street party, and then on Sunday Sun Valley will be the last ski resort in our area to close for the season as they host their final day.