As preparations and precautions for COVID-19 and the Coronavirus continue, businesses are making decisions about remaining open.  Bogus and Brundage have both decided to close.

The closures at both mountain resorts will take effect tomorrow after both had been navigating precautionary guidance and realities of the Coronavirus precautions.

In an Instagram posting, Brundage Mountain stated:

...recent developments and school and other closures in our area, we must acknowledge that keeping Brundage Mountain open at this time would undoubtedly result in an influx of travelers to our community.
Brundage is locally owned and operated, and the safety and long-term wellbeing of our staff and of the surrounding communities is of utmost importance to us.

 


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Brundage Mountain to Close at End of Day 3-17-2020: It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Brundage Mountain will be closed until further notice starting at the end of business today 3-17-2020. Suspending our operations is a necessary step in support of our national and community efforts to limit the spread and reduce the risks associated with COVID-19. This is an unprecedented situation. At our core, the Brundage Mountain family is devoted to providing a healthy outdoor experience for our skiing and riding community. However, with recent developments and school and other closures in our area, we must acknowledge that keeping Brundage Mountain open at this time would undoubtedly result in an influx of travelers to our community. Brundage is locally owned and operated, and the safety and long-term wellbeing of our staff and of the surrounding communities is of utmost importance to us. We continue to believe outdoor recreation provides a meaningful escape to nature, which made this a difficult decision. At this critical time, we feel this is the right decision to help flatten the curve in support of our local healthcare system. We apologize for the inconvenience the short notice will cause some of our guests. These are unprecedented times changing not by the day but by the hour. We make the best decisions based on the information available at the time. Given the new developments and information available on the virus and the crucial nature of social distancing, we felt we could not delay taking this important step. For guests with reservations: All reservations will be canceled with no penalty and fully refunded. We expect high call volume at this time, so please be patient with our staff as we work through the process of contacting our guests. We are working through the logistical details on several other fronts. We ask for your patience as we respond to this public health crisis with your well-being and safety in mind. - Ken Rider, General Manager

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Bogus Basin had sent updates and adjustments over the last week, but today updated their plan with:

After careful thought and deliberation of our duty in the face of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, and in what we believe is in the best interest of our guests, employees and local communities, Bogus Basin will discontinue operations, effective at the end of business today, March 17th.

 


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Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area Operations Update: After careful thought and deliberation of our duty in the face of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, and in what we believe is in the best interest of our guests, employees and local communities, Bogus Basin will discontinue operations, effective at the end of business today, March 17th. “We want to thank the community for their incredible support throughout the season, and during these uncertain times,” General Brad Wilson Beginning March 18th, all lift operations, food and beverage outlets, retail and rental services, and lodges will be closed to the public. Bogus Basin’s mountain operations team will be conducting closure procedures, requiring the base area to be closed for all recreation activities. Sledding, toboggans, and other snowplow will be prohibited on Bogus Basin’s private property (Simplot and Pioneer Lodges). There will be no patrol services available at the are. At this time we will not be responding to comments on this post. For more information, and a list of Frequently Asked Questions visit https://bogusbasin.org/covid19-faq/ Thanks again for an amazing season! || #FreshLocalFun #NonProfitAllGood #BogusBasin #TrueBogus

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Both resorts had already operated for most of a typical season, although this does signify an "earlier" closure than normal for both.

At the time of this update (3:13 p.m. 3/17/20), Tamarack remains open.