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Mountain Coaster Opening Date Pushed Back at Bogus Basin

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After a record setting season, Bogus Basin is stepping up their game and proving that they are much more than a winter destination. There’s some seriously cool improvements ($4.3 million worth) coming to the mountain!

I grew up within driving distance of three amazing amusement parks, so I’m still not completely used to the fact that the closest place from Boise for me to go ride coasters is nearly 5 hours away. My coaster fix is coming to Bogus Basin and I can’t wait! Unfortunately, my wait just got longer.

A few months ago, we told you that one of the Bogus is adding a gravity driven coaster to their list of attractions! The cars fit one adult or one adult and a child at a time.  It’ll be pulled up the hill toward the Pioneer Lodge before releasing you down 2400 feet of track. The track should delight thrill seekers like myself because it incorporates some pretty incredible 360º turns and you control the speed.  The cars are locked onto the rails and at times may feel like they’re going to come right off the track if you’re going full speed.  If that sounds a little too intense for you, the cars have a braking system that allows the rider to control their own experience/speed.  Construction on the ride started the day after the mountain closed their ski season and was supposed to be operational by today.

Unfortunately, no one’s going to be zipping down the mountain today.  According to KTVB, Bogus has officially pushed back the opening date of the ride to mid-September. (Check out the video above.  The Bogus coaster is similar to the one at Snowbird resort.)

In the meantime, you can enjoy Bogus’s other summer additions like the summer tubing hill, trampoline park and rock climbing wall!

Next: Summer Tubing Comes to Bogus

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