Bogus Basin

The Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is about 17 miles north of Boise.

BOISE — Bogus Basin's famously slow Morning Star chairlift on the mountain's front side will get an upgrade before next season.

The Boise recreation area plans to install a high-speed quad chairlift in place of the three-seater that services the Pioneer Lodge, according to a press release.

The announcement comes following a record-breaking season pass sale in February. 

“We are really excited about an improvement that will have a tremendous impact on the flow of guests throughout the area in winter and summer,” said Kevin Settles, Bogus Basin board chairman. “The community has been incredibly supportive of the changes that have happened at Bogus Basin over the past three years, all of which are part of a comprehensive master plan.”

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This is the first chairlift upgrade at Bogus Basin since 2011, according to the release. Construction will begin in the spring and finish in late December 2019.

Morning Star services beginner terrain on the front side of the mountain, but also leads to the more advanced terrain on the back side.

Bogus Basin is projected to close for the season on April 14.

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