It’s all downhill from here: Bogus Basin’s new mountain coaster
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area will utilize the same pricing structure for its 2018-19 season passes as for this season.
Adults will pay $299 to renew their passes during the annual Presidents Day sale, which runs Monday through Feb. 25. The cost is $329 for a new adult pass, which includes ski privileges for the rest of this season.
Other prices for 2018-19, all of which stayed the same as last year: $239 midweek/non-holiday, $199 junior (12-18), $69 child (7-11), $29 preschool (6 and under), $99 nights only, $199 senior (70-plus), $999 family and $109 Nordic adult.
A new perk this year: The ski pass includes a summer chairlift season pass ($129 value) and a one-day unlimited summer activity pass ($49). Those are likely to be one-time benefits and could help sales in a year where the snow has been disappointing. This will be the first full summer of Bogus Basin’s new activities, including the mountain coaster.
“The timing was great that we were able to offer that right now,” said Susan Saad, director of community and customer relations. “We’re excited to have people come up and try it. It’s nice to have that benefit when the season hasn’t started out great, although things could turn. We’re typically open into April.”
Passes purchased during the sale also include the following benefits: one scenic chairlift ride or bike park ticket at Tamarack, 50 percent off summer lift tickets at Sun Valley Resort, unlimited Nordic access at Bogus, two half-price winter lift tickets, two lift tickets at Tamarack and winter discounts at Sun Valley Resort (lodging and skiing). Plus, pass holders receive a total of 45 free days at the other 15 Powder Alliance resorts.
Tamarack Resort’s sale runs Monday through March 5 and also includes skiing for the rest of this season. Adult ($299) and family ($899) prices remain the same as last season while some of the others changed. Prices include $199 20-something (18-29), $249 midweek, $179 teen (12-17), $95 junior (7-11), $179 senior (70-plus), $99 college, $259 military and $5 for children 6 and under.
Tamarack pass perks include two tickets to Silver Mountain, two night tickets to Bogus Basin, one summer scenic lift ride/bike park ticket at Bogus and discounted bring-a-friend days.
Brundage Mountain, where the sale runs Monday through March 4, bumped its adult price by $10 to $379. Other prices: $219 young adult/college (18-25), $199 junior (12-17), $99 youth (7-11), $15 child (6 and under), $199 senior (70-plus), $999 family and $219 military.
Brundage benefits include a $50 discount on a summer bike park pass, discount buddy days, free buddy tickets on select Sundays and many other discounts. Plus, pass-holders get 38 free ski days at partner resorts in the West and other partner discounts.