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Shredding season is sneaking up: Bogus Basin awaiting its opening

Soft powder ideal for making solid tracks, good times with  friends and steaming hot chocolate define a day at Bogus Basin.

That ideal scene is coming up, hopefully sooner than later.

Bogus Basin has used multiple formats (especially social media) to alert the public when opening day will arrive as well as discounts and deals
for students and the general public alike.

“In the past we have advertised in the student newspaper letting students know of our discounted price for students,” President and General Manger Alan Moore said.

For the 2012-13 ski and snowboard season, Moore expects a normal season, about 350,000 skier visits and 130 days of operation, similar to last years turnout.

Bogus Basin just completed an event, the Snow Ball, with the primary purpose of telling the story of Bogus Basin as a 501(c)(3), an IRS distinction that allows the mountain to accept tax-deductible contributions.

Bogus Basin is unique because it is a non-profit and relies upon the community to keep the mountain up and running.  Moore kept it simple in why Bogus Basin is not only a premier skiing destination in the Gem State, but an affordable one as well.

“With three high-speed detachable quads, 2,600 acres of really diverse terrain, and 350,000 skier visits in a typical year, we’re one of the best and largest areas in the northwest. Then, you throw in the pricing and you can’t beat us.”

Social Groups & Clubs

  • Bogus Basin Ski Club (age 21 & older) meets regularly for “yurt days” on the mountain, apres-ski parties and travel to other areas throughout the Pacific Northwest
  • PrimeTimers (ages 50+) meet on Wednesday afternoons to ski and apres-ski.
  • VertiGals (women only) meet on Wednesdays for alpine ski/board skiing and on  Thursdays for nordic skiing.

Race Teams:

  • Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation (formerly the Bogus Basin Ski Racing Alliance) offers competitive race programs for skiers ages 6 and older who want to compete in alpine ski racing and freestyle skiing. BBSEF operates independently and separately from Bogus Basin Mountain. Contact BBSEF at 336-5295 or their website
  • The Bogus Basin Nordic Team (BBNT) is a non-profit nordic ski team focused on young athletes ages 10-19, and one of the fastest growing programs at Bogus Basin.
  • Night Riders Race League is an recreational evening alpine recreation race league designed to encourage fun, competition and increased skill. Teams are forming soon.