Morning Star Express – Bogus Basin, ID

This lift was the fourth Doppelmayr detachable quad built at Bogus Basin.
The lift replaced a Riblet triple.
View up the lift line.
Uni-G-M station.
Tower 1 and the bottom terminal.
Short maintenance rail.
The lift travels over a mountain coaster multiple times.
Middle section of the lift line.
View back down with the Deer Point Express behind.
Tower 9.
Arriving at the drive terminal.
Top station overview.
Side view of the upper station.
Tower 10.
View down at T8.
Upper part of the lift line.
Lower line.
Lift overview.
Doppelmayr operator house.
Riding up at tower 3.
Unloading area.
Top terminal underskin.
Full lift line.
A combination assembly.
Side view of the return terminal.
Another view of the entire lift.

13 thoughts on “Morning Star Express – Bogus Basin, ID

  1. powderforever45 January 3, 2020 / 8:57 am

    Are the custom seat backs for the logo or advertising?


    • Joe Blake January 5, 2020 / 10:49 pm

      They list the names of donors; Bogus being 501(c)(3) and all. There’s been a plaque at Simplot Lodge for all the folks who donated to the Chair 3 detach project, although I can’t remember if it’s still there. There’s a surprising and healthy amount of support in the Valley for the hill when one thinks of all the jackasses in Boy-Cee who try to diminish it and say they’d rather drive the 3 hours to Brundage for a smaller hill with less diverse terrain. Bogus provides a solid service with some good community outreach–scholarships to underprivileged kids for alpine skiing, nordic skiing, Snow School (science and being outside in the elements), that sort of thing–but they do have to rely somewhat on donation. This is the same hill that kick-started the season pass boom when they introduced the $199 pass back…um…when they did. The year is escaping me right now. Anyway, you get the drift.

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  2. Cameron Halmrast January 3, 2020 / 10:47 am

    I could be mistaken, but I feel like the operator houses were adopted from the design used at Snowbird. Doppelmayr is using them for all of its new lift installations though and not resort specific, like Tamarack.


    • Donald Reif January 3, 2020 / 11:03 am

      Tamarack reused the UNI-GS high speed quad’s shacks for Wildwood:


      • skier72 January 3, 2020 / 1:55 pm

        Here’s a good comparison of the old and the new:


  3. Joe Blake January 20, 2020 / 8:07 pm

    …And another new Dopp with issues. Two full days now, waiting for the tech rep to get here. Hm.


  4. Greg January 11, 2021 / 10:34 am

    Anyone know if this lift is at capacity with number of chairs on the line? It seems to be missing a few chairs to operate at 2400 PPH.


      • Donald Reif January 11, 2021 / 11:03 am

        So it could have chairs added in the future if management wants to….


    • Joe Blake April 22, 2022 / 10:12 am

      They just added 15 between Closing Day (3 Apr) and Supply Chain Saturday (16 Apr). There are 65 chairs now. Chair 3 is also getting new chairs. I think 15 as well, but it was a little hard to count cos the mechanics had them stacked real nice like.


  5. iloveribletdoubles April 17, 2021 / 5:07 pm

    What makes the UNI-GM different from the standard UNI-G


    • Myles Svec April 17, 2021 / 5:47 pm

      The length and the amount of panes. Here are all the types of uni-g terminals.

      • UNI-G S (Short, used on TSD4 or TSD6) ( 21 windows )
      • UNI-G M (Medium, normal, used on TSD4, TSD6) ( 25 windows )
      • UNI G L (Long used on TSD8, gondola 5 m / s) ( 31 windows )
      • UNI-G XL (Extra Long, used on the cable cars to 6m / s ( 33 windows )
      • UNI-G XXL (Extra Extra Long , used at present only on the Cairn and Caron gondolas in Val Thorens)
      • UNI-G 15-seater gondola (37 panes)

      *This info was from a previous comment Peter made

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  6. wolf November 21, 2022 / 6:36 pm

    Deer Point and this one have Axess card readers now.


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