'Bogus Basin is a bit in the hunker down mode'

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Bogus Basin had another tough year, struggling to get skiers to the mountain. This means for next year, don't expect to see any new updates to the resort.

"Bogus Basin is a bit in the hunker down mode," said Alan Moore, Bogus Basin general manager

This makes the second year in a row for disappointing numbers for the mountain.

"What we've been doing over the last couple of years, is we've been running very, very lean so that in tough years like this we can get through it just fine," Moore said.

Because of the lean season, managers must hold off on putting in new lifts and other equipment.

"The reaction is disappointing when you see that we only had 230,000 skier visits, when the average over 10 years has been 300,000," he said.

There was only one explanation Moore could give for not having a lot of visitors, "you got to have snow," he said.

As for raising ticket prices, that hasn't been determined yet, but Moore doesn't see ticket prices being too different from this past season.

"I don't think you'll see any change, the only thing is you won't see anything new," he said.

Bogus Basin has been open since 1942 and has never had three bad ski seasons in a row, so the resort is optimistic that next season will be a good year.