Bogus Basin has been the Treasure Valley's winter playground since 1942. Located 16 miles north of Boise, Mother Nature blankets the slopes of Bogus with 150"-200" of natural snow. The result is 2,600 acres of skiable terrain including 165 groomed acres for night skiing - more than any other ski area in the northwestern U.S. This family-friendly recreation area boasts 7 chairlifts and 2 surface conveyors covering 3 mountains, 2 terrain parks (beginner and advanced), day lodges with food & beverage service, recreational and demo equipment rental shop, a retail store, ski & board school and child care.
Nordic skiers enjoy 37km of groomed trails with 5km lighted at night as well as a beautiful lodge featuring limited food service, lessons, a rental shop, waxing bench and fireplace. Snowshoe trail passes and rentals are also available from the Nordic Center.
The Pepsi GoldRush tubing hill offers 2-hour sessions including a tube rental. The 800-foot plunge offers thrills, and the paddle tow ride back uphill gives you time to relax. Reservations required at bogusbasin.org. Some restrictions apply.
- Estimated Opening: 1st or 2nd weekend in December
- Estimated Closing: 2nd weekend in April with possible BONUS weekends
- Vertical Drop: 1800'
- Skiable Acres: 2600
- Lifts: 3 Quads, 1 Triple, 3 Doubles, 2 surface conveyors
- Runs: 0
- Base Elevation: 5800'
- Top Elevation: 7600'
- Snow Making: No
- Average Snowfall: 200"
Southwestern Idaho, 16.5 miles N. of Boise
Harrison Blvd (northbound) becomes Bogus Basin Rd after Hill Road. Continue 16 miles uphill. Traction devices or snow tires recommended. See website for directions and bus schedule.
Alpine: Weekends and holidays 9am-10pm; Weekdays 10am-10pm
Nordic: Sat/Sun 9am-6pm; Mon/Fri 10am-6pm; Tues/Wed/Thurs 10am - 8:30pm
Tubing: Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 11am - 5pm
Alpine: Adults 12-69yrs $49; Kids 7-11yrs $20; Kids 6 & under & 70+ yrs, free.
Nordic: Adults $14; Kids 7-11, $7; Kids 6 & under and 70+ yrs, free; snowshoe (all ages) $5
Half day and night rates available.
Tubing: $10 / person / 2-hour session
Child Care, Food Service, Gift Shop, Handicap Access, Instruction, Parking, Rental Equipment, Restrooms, Transportation, Warming Hut