Bogus Basin Announces Late Summer Events

Bogus Basin has released its full schedule of late-summer events today, a mix of both new and established activities that underscore the area’s mission to provide accessible, affordable and fun recreation and education throughout the year.

The events also include new collaborations between Bogus Basin, performing arts organizations, and a local program that helps refugee farmers learn to grow and sell their own food. While Bogus Basin has always offered deeply discounted learn-to-ski programs to local youth in winter, expanded summer operations are enabling the area to reach audiences with a diverse range of interests: 

  • On Saturday, August 28th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Boise Contemporary Theater will host its first “Reading on the Mountain,” featuring six BCT cast members reading Silent Sky, a play about pioneering women in the field of early astronomy. The reading will take place in the amphitheater near the Morning Star Express Chairlift. Tickets are $15, purchase online through Boise Contemporary Theater. "BCT has been making it a priority to collaborate with great nonprofits, I've always admired Bogus Basin, their commitment to the community only begins with outdoor adventures. Silent Sky, a play about pioneering women in the field of early astronomy being read under the Bogus sky - it's a perfect fit." Ben Burdick, Producing Artistic Director, Boise Contemporary Theater
  • Boise Phil will perform a free community concert on the Simplot Base Area state on Saturday, September 11th at 2:00pm. The concert, titled Natural Wonders, will celebrate the power of music and nature together. Musicians will perform works by local composers David Alan Earnest and Jim Cockey. The performance takes place on the Simplot Base Area Stage. A free, family-friendly art activity is also planned for the afternoon.
  • Bogus Basin recently received a Project Neighborly/Idaho Community Foundation grant to host Global Gardens farmers for “Market on the Mountain.” The farmers will sell their locally grown produce in the Simplot Base Area on Sunday, August 29th from 11:00am – 1:00pm (cash/check only), while their family members enjoy free activities on the mountain. Global Gardens supports beginning farmers from diverse backgrounds by providing access to land, training, and the market. At 2:00pm, a free guided nature hike is planned from the top of the Deerpoint Express Chairlift.
  • The final Music on the Mountain concert of the summer is on Saturday, September 4th and will feature an opening performance by Boise Rock School, an independent arts education organization.


  • Saturday 8/28 Yoga on the Mountain 10:30 – 11:30am Free
  • Saturday 8/2 Music on the Patio: Brandon Pritchett 2:00 – 5:00pm Free
  • Saturday 8/28 BCT Reading on the Mountain 7:00 – 8:30pm $15 (info)
  • Sunday 8/29 Yoga on the Mountain 10:30 – 11:30am Free
  • Sunday 8/29 Market on the Mountain – Global Gardens 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sunday 8/29 Guided Nature Hike 2:00 – 4:00pm Free
  • Sunday 8/29 Music on the Patio – Kaleigh Jack McGrath 2:00 – 5:00pm Free
  • Saturday 9/4 Yoga on the Mountain 10:30 – 11:30am Free
  • Saturday 9/4 Music on the Mountain 2:00 – 6:00pm Free
  • Sunday 9/5 Yoga on the Mountain – Season Finale 10:30 – 11:30am Free
  • Sunday 9/5 Market on the Mountain 1:00 – 3:00pm
  • Sunday 9/5 Music on the Patio – Ryan Wissinger 2:00 – 5:00pm Free
  • Saturday 9/11 Boise Phil performs Natural Wonders 2:00 – 3:00pm Free
  • Saturday 9/18 Boise Mtn Bike Festival 10:00am – 5:00pm (info) 

Current (late summer) operating hours are Fridays through Sundays, 11:00am to 7:00pm. On Labor Day (9/6), hours are 11:00am to 7:00pm.

Limited fall operating hours begin 9/7; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am to 5:00pm, through early October.


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