Skiers rejoicethe snow gods have smiled upon you. Bogus Basin is opening on Thursday, and while it might be later than expected, the resort is marking the occasion with a day of free skiing.
Heavy snowfall on Monday and Tuesday pushed the snowpack to the point the resort could finally open, after a dismal early season. With more snow expected throughout the week, it's good news for the resort as the traditionally busy holiday season quickly approaches.
Five lifts serving the front side of the mountain will open on Thursday, including Deer Point, Showcase, Morning Star, Coach and Easy Rider.
According to KTVB, the mountain will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. initially, with night skiing set to begin at a later date. We're still awaiting the official release from Bogus officials.
The tubing hill and a limited amount of the Nordic center opened late last week.
While skiing is free on opening day, skiers and boarders are asked to pick up a lift ticket first.
Regularly, day passes cost $46 for adults ages 12 to 69, or $20 for children ages 7 to 11.
For more information and the current snow report, check the Bogus Basin Web site