Work on Bogus Basin snow making retention pond

Posted at 9:51 PM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 00:03:48-04

TREASURE VALLEY — Bogus Basin is open for Summer operations on the weekends and seven day operations will start on June 20th, but work has to be done now to make sure the mountain is ready for ski season.

"We'll be ready to make snow as soon as mother nature gives us those cold temps," said Nate Shake, Director of Mountain Operations, Bogus Basin.

Shake says the snow making system means top to bottom skiing on parts of the mountain is almost guaranteed to be open by Christmas every year. The water for the snow making system goes from Bogus Creek into a retention pond and there's work to be done on the newly built pond during the summer.

"Put the stream back to the way it was before we built the pond."

"A lot of wetlands mitigation work, so we basically have to so put some plants in and restore the creek so that's what we'll be doing this summer."

Shake says pumping system has the capacity to double in size which basically would mean they could make twice as much snow twice as fast.