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Check out the new lawn/patio at Bogus Basin; mountain coaster delayed

Bogus Basin’s summer improvements include a great lawn and heated patio.
Bogus Basin’s summer improvements include a great lawn and heated patio.

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area has completed its lawn, landscaping and 12,000-square-foot patio in front of Simplot Lodge. The improvements will be on display for Music on the Mountain’s finale on Saturday.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Live music is scheduled for 1-2:45 p.m. (Sono Fuego), 3-4:45 p.m. (Hot Pursuit) and 5-7 p.m. (Voice of Reason).

“We can’t wait to see families and friends enjoying our beautiful new lawn and base area amenities while taking in the views and listening to great music,” Bogus Basin General Manager Brad Wilson said. “This has been an exciting summer of transition for Bogus Basin. It is incredibly rewarding to see and hear the positive reaction when our guests experience these changes for the first time.”

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The new mountain coaster at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area won’t open until sometime this fall.

The original targeted date was Aug. 1, then late August, then September.

The changing timeline has been the result of several factors, including parts being delayed in customs, said Susan Saad of Bogus Basin.

The coaster is perhaps the highlight of a $4.3 million investment in the recreation area this spring and summer to offer a robust summer activities program. But the gravity-driven coaster isn’t just for summer — it will be open during ski season, too.

“We are still on track to open the mountain coaster this fall,” Saad said. “The entire track has now been laid, and we are now working through structural engineering design details to assure accessibility. Once this is complete, the last step will be construction of the loading and unloading building next to Simplot Lodge. It’s impressive to see how much has been accomplished in less than 80 days.”