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Mtn Dew Terrain Park Opens Jan 19

1/18/2013

Mtn Dew Terrain Park Opens Jan 19

For immediate release
Contact: Alan Moore; 332-5131; alan@bogusbasin.org

January 18, 2013 (Boise, ID) - Bogus Basin is thrilled to announce the opening of the Mtn Dew Terrain Park on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 9 am. The opening of the terrain park marks a great moment for Bogus Basin because the Park exemplifies our goals of 1) creating diverse, accessible and safe terrain for free skiers and riders and 2) working with our community to ensure this is "your park, your mountain."

Earlier this year, a community led group of skiers and boarders came together to consider a top to bottom terrain at Bogus Basin. Discussions with Sun Valley, Timberline, Bear Mountain, Bogus Basin Ski Patrol, Bogus Basin Ski School, BBSEF (youth racing entity on the mountain), local ski/board shops, and other interested community members all helped in framing the new park. Bogus Basin has invested heavily in this process by allocating increased snow cat and labor and sending 2 employees to Cutter’s Camp, the industry standard for terrain parks.

Thanks to the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation and PEPSI Bottling Ventures for supporting this community effort and making this all happen. Bogus Board members Jamie MacMillan and Brian Ellsworth were instrumental in bringing together this successful community collaboration. “I just wish I was about 10 years younger because if I was I’d be wailin-on-the-railin,” said JJ McLeod, Director of Mountain Events.

What’s New:
  • Top to Bottom – Park begins on Shakers Ridge and ends on Bogus Creek Trail
  • 10 new features from PlanetBuilt – Thanks to Ryan Neptune
  • 10 rebuilt features
  • Moved deck and yurt to lower Showcase
  • New sound system to be installed next week
  • Intend to light Mambo Meadows this summer


About Bogus Basin
Bogus Basin is a charitable organization dedicated to providing accessible, affordable, and year-round mountain recreation activities for people of all ages. Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin offers 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain and 165 acres for night skiing; seven lifts and two people-mover carpets; and an 800-foot tubing hill. The Nordic Center offers 37 kilometers of groomed trail for alpine recreation. Bogus Basin is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho and operates under a special use permit on the Boise National Forest under the USDA.

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