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.