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Bogus Basin to Continue Night Skiing Seven Nights a Week

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After last season pitiful snowfall on Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, ski resort managers made the decision to scale back on operating costs and protect their snow base however they could. One of the changes included closing night skiing Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays after the holiday break was over.

However, because of high visitor rates and excellent snow conditions, the resort has reversed its decision and plans to be open seven nights a week as long as conditions allow. 

The plan was to close night skiing Sunday-Tuesday. Then it snowed a bunch. Now, the plan has changed. - BOGUS BASIN MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA
  • Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area
  • The plan was to close night skiing Sunday-Tuesday. Then it snowed a bunch. Now, the plan has changed.
"It is fantastic to be in the position, at least for now, to adjust our plans to respond to customers who'd like to see the mountain remain open every night," said general manager Brad Wilson in a press release. "We'll continue to operate seven nights a week as long as snow conditions and visitor levels allow."

The decision to close night skiing during part of the week came after Bogus launched a feasibility study last fall. Mountain managers also decided to limit night skiing by one hour, closing at 9 p.m. instead of 10 p.m. In September of last year, interim general manager Nate Shake explained the reasoning.

"Operating seven days and nights a week is extremely expensive for us," he said. "We looked at our sales and visits during those hours and from 9 to 10 p.m., it was nonexistent. Shaving off that hour for the whole season is pretty significant."

The mountain will remain open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to-9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Night skiing is open on Deer Point, Morning Star, Superior and Coach chairlifts, covering 165 acres of the mountain. Night skiing lift tickets go on sale at 4 p.m. daily and cost $25 for adults and juniors, $20 for kids 11 and under, and $15 for seniors. 

The forecast for the upcoming week looks good, with a chance of snow every day through Sunday, Jan. 10 and highs between 24 and 36 degrees. Up to eight inches of snow is possible between now and Wednesday night. The mountain currently has a 52-inch base.