Bogus Basin Gets Much Needed Snow, All Runs Now Open

Jan 8, 2014

A web cam at Bogus Basin showing new snow Wednesday morning.
Credit Bogus Basin

Wednesday morning’s snow caused a lot of problems for Treasure Valley drivers, but area skiers now have a reason to celebrate.

By 9:30 Wednesday morning, Bogus Basin had received about six new inches of the white stuff. The National Weather Service in Boise is predicting the recreation area could have two feet of new snow by the weekend.

Bogus Basin General Manager Alan Moore says the new snow means all runs are now open for the first time this ski season.

“The entire mountain is now open,” Moore says.

He says the mountain’s 'Superior' chair-lift was the final one to open. Crews have been clearing Bogus Basin Road and Moore says skiers will be able to enjoy the new snow immediately. 

Bogus opened on December 8 with about 16 inches of snow. But until Tuesday night, little had fallen since then.

Moore says the new snow – and the forecast for even more – has lifted the spirits of those who oversee the mountain’s operations.

“When I walked in here this morning I had to accuse the office staff of drinking early in the morning because everyone was in a much, much better mood,” Moore jokes. “Snow makes everything work here.”

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