Bogus opens doors for summer activities

Posted at 6:11 PM, May 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-26 20:11:36-04

A great way to celebrate the change in seasons is to head up to Bogus Basin and trade in your skis for a mountain bike and soak in all summer has to offer.

The weather has warmed up, the snow is gone, and Bogus Basin has officially switched to summer mode. 

"I've always been a big skier so I would probably say that I like skiing a little bit more but still, it's a really hard choice because it's all amazing," said Liam Breen, Visitor.

There are plenty of activities for the outdoorsman.

"There are the coaster and the climbing tower, the bungee jumping, summer tubing, the chairlift for mountain bikes, the chairlift for sightseeing and biking," said Brad Wilson, General Manager Bogus Basin.

This year Bogus added a couple of new things to the mix like the extended patio and the highly anticipated attraction promised last summer that was ultimately postponed.
The newest attraction seems to have people talking. 

"You can go as fast or slow as you want," said Jackwood, Visitor.

"And you're not just surrounded by population and cars and all of the rollercoasters and rides at fairs and stuff this is just really natural," said Breen.

Boise resident Jason Wood is exploring summer attractions at bogus with his family for the first time.

"This is pretty neat you know right in your backyard. 16 miles away from Boise to get up here and have a good time," said Wood.

Despite the summer temperatures rising the mountaintop stays much cooler.

"It's 15-20 degrees cooler up here and gorgeous of course," said Wilson. 

 Bogus regular days of operation is Friday thru Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For the holiday weekend, the doors will be open from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. 

Starting June 22nd operations will be up and running seven days a week.