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Night skiing at Bogus Basin creates a magical experience

Posted at 4:32 PM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 18:32:23-05

BOISE, Idaho — Bogus Basin has one of the largest night skiing operations in the country as the ski resort not only lights up the front side of the mountain, but there is also terrain open on the backside.

The experience is worth it just to see a classic Idaho sunset from the top of the mountain if the conditions allow.

"It's beautiful, the hot pink skies," said snowboarder Amanda Gould. "Yeah absolutely, I would say the sunset is probably the best part about night skiing," said fellow snowboarder Dana Berezowski.

As transition from day to night happens lights illuminate a wide variety of terrain for people to ski.

Night skiing also provides skiers and snowboarders with added flexibility as night operations allow people to shred the mountain until ten o'clock.

"It's definitely not a money maker for us," said Bogus Basin general manager Brad Wilson. "It's part of our accessibility for the community, part of our non-profit status to offer mountain recreation.

Wilson told us the mountain usually only makes money on Friday and Saturday nights, part of that is because people can use their day pass or season pass during night time hours, but night skiing is also a lot cheaper on it's own.

People can buy night skiing season passes for $100 and there is usually around one hundred days of night skiing.

"There is not as many people that come night boarding compared to the day," said Gould. "You definitely get more room on the runs because not as many people are crowding the runs," added Berezowski.

Night skiing operations run from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. every day of the week, for more information on ticket prices click here.