Two crashes, weather conditions close Bogus Basin Road

Posted at 5:53 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 04:14:20-05

BOISE, Idaho — UPDATE: Bogus Basin reopened around 7:30 Wednesday night after ACHD plowed and applied de-icer to the road.

In an e-mail from Bogus Basin's general manager Brad Wilson, officials for Bogus are focusing on four initiatives for this coming weekend. Bogus Basin runs two 12-hour shifts to plow and sand Bogus Basin Road and encourages the use of 4-wheel drive/all-wheel vehicles, or traction devices with appropriate tires. Drive slow while headed up and use the slow vehicle turnouts if necessary. Be patient and respectful of other people on the road.

Bogus Basin does have a professional team of flaggers at the intersection of Bogus Basin Road and Curling Drive to help with the flow of cars. If you are headed up to the mountain this weekend, here are a couple tips from the Bogus:

  • Plan on arriving early (by 9 a.m.)
  • Carpool (3+ people in vehicles)
  • Use the Bogus Basin Park & Ride Lot, located at 750 Mountain Cove Road
  • Shuttle/Bus services to and from the mountain on weekends and holidays; the cost is $10 for a round trip (cash only)
  • Additional professional parking attendants will be stationed in area lots on weekends and holidays – when needed to provide efficiency and maximize capacity
  • Stagger your arrival time. Think about arriving at the mountain around 2 p.m., giving you two hours of skiing on Pine Creek and then under the lights on Superior, Morning Star, Deer Point and Coach until 10 p.m.

Bogus Basin communicates with guests about road conditions and parking lot status using the Bogus Basin website, Facebook and Instagram with up-to-date information.

ORIGINAL STORY: Boise Police say Bogus Basin Road is closed because of two crashes and weather conditions.

Police are turning around through traffic at W. Curling Dr.

Police say they will update when the road is open.