Bogus Basin mum on season pass totals, extends $229 price

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Bogus Basin is calling its season pass sale this past week "strange."

At the start of the sale Feb. 18, officials say first day sales were "about half of normal."

On the last day of the sale, however, and with nine new inches of snow, Bogus says it saw sales increase to above normal.

In recent years, Bogus has sold more than 22,000 passes during its week-long President's Day sale. But this year, officials raised its season pass prices to $229 -- something it hasn't done in 15 years.

So, how many season passes did the ski resort sell this year for its President's Day sale following one of the worst ski seasons in history (2011-2012) and the $30 increase?

They're not really saying.

Allen Moore, Bogus Basin general manager, told KBOI-TV on Monday that the mountain won't be releasing its season pass sale numbers this year because officials don't want the numbers to confuse folks in thinking that the mountain's making a lot of money.

Typically, the day after the sale ends, Bogus has released its week-long totals. In 2011, for example, the mountain sold 23,000 passes and generated about $4.1 million.

On Monday, the mountain says its extending the $229 price for its season passes until Thursday.