Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Bogus showcases terrain park wealth during Winter Games

Bogus Basin has a rich history in freestyle and The Winter Games of Idaho Slopestyle comes to Bogus on the weekend of February 16.

Speaking of history, his year Bogus Basin celebrates its Black Diamond Anniversary—65 years as Boise’s winter getaway. The mountain recreation area has been a non-profit, community-based ski area since it opened in 1942.

Bogus has three terrain parks. Each park throws out different lines and features to challenge freestyle skiers and riders at any skill level.

For newbies to freestyle, Sunshine Terrain Park is a great introduction to park riding. Take a right off the top of Morningstar Chair and go rider’s left of the Sunshine run.
Claim Jumper Terrain Park is geared for intermediate to advanced riders. The entrance is below the Deer Point #1 Chair unloading area. Last but not least, Playground Freestyle Terrain Park is past the top of Deer Point chairlift, just past the Claim Jumper terrain park toward top of Showcase Chair. This park features an exclusive Planet c- bowl wall ride that has Ski Trax as a riding surface - the only feature of its kind here in the west.

With seven lifts and thousands of acres, Bogus Basin is a great mountain fit for any type of skier or rider, whether you like long and leisurely or difficult and challenging. Hook up with a local and take time to explore.

The slopes are just 16.5 miles from Boise. The drive only takes about 35 minutes. Book a room in Boise at participating hotels in the mountain’s Stay and Play program and get two for one lift tickets for every night you stay.

Bogus Basin is a large resort with a local feel that has it all: high speed lifts, night skiing, trees, bumps, double diamonds, cruisers, terrain park and great backcountry--all in a non-profit, affordable package.

Eight things every skier and rider must do at Bogus Basin:

1. Check out the view of the valley from the top of Deer Point chair #1. Take a picture to send to your friends and family to make them jealous.

2. Eat an order of our famous bodacious chili cheese fries...yummy...

3. Enjoy mountain views from Pioneer Lodge, spectacular at night

4. Go night skiing or riding, a magical experience during a full moon. Chair 3 is open at night and it's your own private Idaho on the backside at night.

5. Scope at the action at any of our 3 terrain parks: the Sunshine terrain park (for beginners and young kids) off of Morning Star #2; or the Playground and Claim Jumper parks off of Deer Point #1 (for intermediate to expert freeriders)

6. Sit by the gas fireplace at the Frontier Point Nordic Center

7. Ride the Pepsi GoldRush Tubing Hill for a different kind of thrill

8. Free popcorn every day at 4pm in Simplot Lodge-just follow the aroma and help yourself!

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