Bogus Basin announced today that preseason summer operations will begin this Memorial Day weekend. The nonprofit recreation area will open to the public on Saturday, May 25th. Activities include the Glade Runner Mountain Coaster, scenic rides on the Deerpoint Chairlift, and the Shafer Butte Mining Co. gem panning station. Food and beverage offerings, featuring the Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse menu, will be served in the Simplot Lodge Base Area. Access to biking and hiking trails is not yet available, as snow remains in many places on the mountain.
Guests can take advantage of special preseason prices on the Glade Runner. An unlimited coaster and chairlift ride package will cost $29 + tax throughout the weekend.
Preseason hours will be every Saturday and Sunday, plus Memorial Day, from 11:00am – 5:00pm. Operations will expand to seven days a week operations beginning Thursday, June 20th with hours extending to 11:00am – 7:00pm.
Last summer was a first for seven day a week operations at Bogus Basin. An estimated 100,000 guests visited the area to enjoy hiking, biking, base area activities, food & beverage, and Music on the Mountain, a free, family-friendly outdoor concert series. New events on the mountain this summer include Bogus Fest, a two-day tribute band music festival on June 21-22, and the Boise MTN Bike Festival on August 24th.