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Bogus Basin follows its biggest ski season with a strong start to its summer season

In 2017, Bogus Basin spent more than $4 million upgrading and adding to its summer attractions. Now, the recreational area is seeing their investments pay off.

BOISE, Idaho — After a record ski season and massive investments into summer activities, the crowds keep coming to Bogus Basin and the 2019 summer mountain operations are now in full swing.

"The drive is definitely worth it, they have got music and all the fun activities," said Amanda Wheelright, who was visiting Bogus Basin Sunday.

The 2018-2019 ski season brought in the most revenue to date. So far, Jamie Zolber, director of ski services, says this summer is off to a strong start.

In 2017, Bogus Basin pumped more than $4 million into improving and adding to its summer activities. Now, officials say the investments will help keep them sustainable year-round.

Bogus Basin built the "Glad Runner" mountain coaster, among other new upgrades and additions.

"Summertime is a great way to make us sustainable," Jaime Zolber said. "We have had a lot of families coming up, participating, hanging out on the patio, eating barbecue and enjoying their time on the mountain."

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Starting on Thursday, Bogus Basin will be open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors can ride the mountain coaster or hop on the chair lift.

"There is a couple different options with the ski lift," Zolber said. "You can also load your mountain bike up the chair and ride your bike down gravity fed trails back to the bottom."

Also, the bungee trampoline, rock climbing wall, and summer tubing hill are now open for the summer.

To add to the summer entertainment options, Bogus Basin will host free concerts throughout the season.

So far, visitors that KTVB spoke with are enjoying all of the new activities at Bogus this summer.

"I really love the summer and I really love what bogus has to offer in the summer," said Nina Dutton.

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