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Monday, September 21, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Eye On Boise

Bogus Basin abruptly closes, as rain falls on already diminished snowpack

Bogus Basin abruptly closed for the season Saturday afternoon as rain fell on the already slushy snow. An announcement posted on the non-profit ski resort’s website just said, “We are closed. See you next season!” Resort spokeswoman Susan Saad told the Idaho Statesman, “Rain did no favors to the snow – it got beyond repair.” The season was 86 days this year. “It was a rough year for us, for certain,” Saad said; she said ticket sales were 44 percent lower this season than last year.

Both lodges will be open Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week for people to pick up their gear from lockers on the mountain; they’ll also be open next Monday through Thursday from 9-4.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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