Night skiing at Bogus Basin starts a week earlier than planned

Posted at 3:18 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-13 00:40:16-05

BOISE, Idaho — Bogus Basin announced night skiing operations will start on December 12, a week earlier than planned thanks to early season snowfall and strong snowmaking efforts.

“Bogus Basin offers one of the largest night skiing operations in the country, and 42% more hours of operation than most ski areas. It is truly one of the best values in the industry,” said General Manager Brad Wilson.

Four chairlifts, including three high-speed quads, serve the night skiing area. There are 20 lit runs that cover over 200 acres.

This year, night skiing hours have been extended by an hour, starting at 3 p.m. The change was made as part of Bogus Basin's efforts to encourage visitors to come during off-peak days and hours. Visitation levels are typically lowest on mid-week days and after 3 p.m. Adult lift ticket prices drop from $69 (plus tax) to $34 (plus tax) after 3 p.m.

Season passes are no longer available, the only passes that remain are midweek day season passes and nordic season passon.

Lift tickets are available for purchase, but people should buy their tickets online to make sure they reserve their spot on the mountain especially during peak times and on weekends.

Officials at Bogus Basin encourage visitors to familiarize themselves with the COVID-19 safety protocols before heading to the mountain. Facial coverings are required at all times, except when eating in designated areas or socially distanced on the slopes. Access to lodge facilities is restricted to takeout food and beverage, restrooms and briefly warm up.

Starting December 12, weekend operating hours will be from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and weekday operating hours will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.