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Bogus to replace popular, slow chairlift in time for 2019 skiing

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BoiseDev was the first to report on Bogus Basin’s master plan for updates and changes to the resort.

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Now one of the most-awaited changes we broke news of is about to happen.

The resort said it will replace the Morning Star lift, which connects the lower base area with the Pioneer Lodge. It serves as a vital link for the resort, and is currently just a three-person lift with slow speed.

It will be replaced by a new, high-speed quad as detailed in that master plan.

The change will cut the ride time on Morning Star down to just three minutes. Right now it takes 11 minutes to make the journey. It should also cut down on lift line wait times with increased capacity.

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“We are really excited about an improvement that will have a tremendous impact on the flow of guests throughout the area in winter and summer,” Kevin Settles, Bogus Basin’s Board Chair said in a prepared statement. “The community has been incredibly supportive of the changes that have happened at Bogus Basin over the past three years, all of which are part of a comprehensive master plan.”

Construction is set to start this spring and crews will wrap up in time for the 2019-2020 ski season. The resort will also regrade and widen the Pioneer Trail.

The resort said its record-breaking Early Bird season pass sale helped the board of directors approve the capital outlay.

The new chair 2 will be the fourth high-speed quad on the mountain. It is one of a series of improvements, including snowmaking, a new mountain coaster and expanded summer activities.

The resort has significant future plans, including lodge expansion and more, still on the drawing board.

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