Mountain Home airmen hit the slopes at Bogus Basin

Posted at 3:33 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 17:33:58-05

BOISE, Idaho — Bogus Basin hosted wing day as more than one thousand airmen from the Mountain Home Air Force Base hit the slopes at the popular ski resort.

Once a year Bogus Basin offers three dollar tickets and other discounts to help military members and their families enjoy a day of fun.

The airmen are from all over the country and the world which makes a day on the mountain special, many of these men and women have never been skiing.

"I’m going to fall a bunch in front of everybody," said A1 C Gary Hilton. "Not only is it a day off to get out of the office or get off of the flight line, it’s a great opportunity to build moral."

The military puts together mandatory fun days to help build camaraderie among the airmen, but events like these also help spouses bond with each other as most of the 726 Air Control Squadron is currently deployed.

“My husband is the commander of the 726 Air Control Squadron," said Kath Barber. "We have a very strong group of very supportive spouses both men and women, we are really lucky."

For Bogus Basin it's a chance for the non-profit resort to thank those who fight for our freedom.

"It's a special day for us," said Bogus Basin General Manager Brad Wilson. "It's really awesome to be able to give back to the men and women who serve our country."

Bogus Basin offers discount lift tickets and season passes to all branches of the military, the National Guard and military retirees: Veterans can receive a smaller discount.