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Playing Outdoors: Bogus Basin draws long line as season-pass deal begins

A line formed Monday at the offices for Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area as the annual season-pass sale began.
A line formed Monday at the offices for Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area as the annual season-pass sale began. kjones@idahostatesman.com

A line formed well out the door Monday as Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area began its annual Presidents Day sale for season passes.

The passes, which are good for the rest of this season and all of the 2016-17 season, cost $299 for adults. That’s the largest price increase since the passes began selling for $199 in 1998-99. The price was $229 last year.

The price increase comes as new management tries to stabilize the finances of the non-profit ski area.

Bogus Basin also is offering new products, such as a $99 nights pass, and has changed some of the pass-holder perks. A full rundown of prices and perks can be found here.

The Bogus Basin sale ends Sunday. The adult price increases to $329 through March, $399 through September and $499 thereafter.

Nordic passes also are discounted. They’re $99 for adults during the sale, $129 through March and $149 thereafter.

Bogus passes can be purchased at BogusBasin.org, by phone (332-5162) or in person (2600 N. Bogus Basin Road).

Brundage Mountain near McCall and Tamarack Resort near Donnelly also began their sales Monday but those deals will last through Feb. 29. The adult price is $349 at Brundage and $299 at Tamarack.

Brundage has announced some new perks for its pass holders, including three lift tickets at Mission Ridge Resort near Wenatchee, Wash., and one lift ticket per night of full-price lodging at Grand Targhee Resort in western Wyoming (minimum stay of two nights).

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