Bogus works on top-to-bottom terrain park

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The big news from Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area this season is the “first ever” top-to-bottom terrain park on the front side of the mountain.

“There’s an extreme demand for it,” J.J. McLeod, Bogus Basin director of mountain events, told me today as we toured the park's area. It was snowing a little, yaaa!!!

The 50-acre terrain park will be located on skier’s right off Shaker Ridge and will be spread out through the Cascade, Mambo Meadows and Sunset runs.

A terrain park base area and yurt is being build just about 50 yards up the mountain from the base area of the Showcase Chairlift.

You can read more about it in the Thanksgiving Day edition of Idaho Outdoors where we have our Ski and Winter Recreation Guide.

Look for it and think snow.

Photo: J.J. stands on the deck of where the yurt will be for the Mountain Dew Terrain Park base area. Photo by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman

Below is a map of where the terrain park will be located:

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Any explanation why they are doing it there instead of simply extending the current location on down the hill?

The current location

Funnels into the tree filled ravine that eventually turns into Lando's Mojo. The ravine and slopes going down to it used to be called Suicide if I remember correctly. Bogus should have done this 10 years ago but I like this layout. The park traffic will be more inclined to use the severely under used Showcase lift. My question is this, will the park and Showcase lift still only be open on Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays?

money

Good point.
Operating Showcase on Monday-Thursday and even night skiing only costs money. When it's not going, that cattrack sucks for boarders.

I'm sure they've thought about all this already though, right?
Just like the fine parking lot arrangements.

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This way most of the traffic from the park will be filtered down to the showcase chairlift instead of the main deer pt. lift. Not to mention Landos mojo and widow maker are probably to steep for a park, especially any rails. This change will protect those runs from being basically destroyed by the many skiers/snowboarders who ride almost completely perpendicular to the slope of the run too. Nice to finally see some change to the park that was very much needed to adapt to the needs/demands of the current demographic that chooses to ski/board.