“We are excited to provide an affordable and accessible option for people who want a great, nearby location to view the eclipse. We’ll be open throughout the day for anyone who wants to ride the chairlift up to watch the eclipse, hike up and find a special place on the mountain, our just hang out at our newly landscaped base area plaza and lawn.” -Bogus Basin General Manager Brad Wilson
First of all “Path of Totality” is a badass term that I wish we could use more than once in a lifetime. If you’re interested in viewing the eclipse just 3.7 miles from that path at the top of Bogus Basin it will only cost you $15 (not bad). Mymeridianpress.com reports the resort will operate The Deerpoint Chairlift all day, transporting viewers to an elevation of 7,070 feet. See complete schedule for Monday August 21st below:
BOGUS BASIN ECLIPSE SCHEDULE
- Operating Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 21
- Simplot Lodge: Open for full food and beverage service, Basin Shop
- Pioneer Lodge: Restroom access only
- Deerpoint Chairlift: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $15 per person/single ride
- Eclipse viewing: 10:10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
- Eclipse breakfast: Available for purchase at top of Deerpoint chairlift from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
- Eclipse glasses: Limited supply available for purchase in the Summer Activities Center & Basin Shop
- Shuttle: Parking shuttle to Simplot Base Area throughout the day
- Live Music: 12-3 p.m. in the Simplot Base Area, featuring Celebration Ensemble
*Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect at Bogus Basin, prohibiting campfires and smoking, except in designated areas.
[images from eclipse2017.nasa.gov]