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.
- Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area
- The plan was to close night skiing Sunday-Tuesday. Then it snowed a bunch. Now, the plan has changed.
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.