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Bogus Basin ski area to open one chairlift for bonus weekend

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area will open the Superior (No. 3) chairlift Saturday and Sunday for a bonus weekend because of the strong spring snow conditions. Those will be the final two days of the season.

The lift will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Lift tickets will be $25 adults and $10 child (7-11) and preschool. Pioneer Lodge will be open for food and beverage and tickets. The rental shop will be open. The ski school and retail shop won’t be open.

A band will play in the lodge from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Superior doesn’t service any beginner or low-intermediate terrain. Accessible runs include Night Hawk, Triumph, Bonanza and Smuggler. That area has the best skiing right now, Bogus Basin says.

Bogus Basin concluded its regular season Sunday but decided to open on a limited basis this weekend after getting 8 inches of snow late last week. The base is still listed at 60 inches, with 66 inches at the summit.

Bogus has received 256 inches of snow this season.

“It is a special thank you to our season-pass holders and the community for a great season,” General Manager Brad Wilson said of the bonus weekend.

With the season mostly completed, work has started on the planned summer improvements expected to open this year. The crew is removing snow from the Simplot Lodge area to get started on the mountain coaster that will run on the slope between the Pioneer and Simplot lodges. The target opening for most improvements is July 1 but the coaster isn’t expected to be ready until Aug. 1.