Bogus Basin Ski Area, Boise, ID

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Bogus Basin Ski Area in Idaho and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. The ski area is located north-northeast of the city of Boise, Idaho. Bogus Basin Ski Area opened with a single rope tow in December 1942. It was not until the 1959/60-winter season that […]

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Bogus Basin Ski Area in Idaho and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. The ski area is located north-northeast of the city of Boise, Idaho. Bogus Basin Ski Area opened with a single rope tow in December 1942. It was not until the 1959/60-winter season that the first chairlift began to operate on the mountain. From modest beginnings, Bogus Basin ski area has expanded into a mountain with essentially four distinct areas for your skiing or snowboarding pleasure. These areas are the main area of Deer Point, Shafer Butte, Pioneer Lodge and the Superior Express Chairlift area, which has several trails available for night skiing and snowboarding. Although there have been several tall tales shared about how the area received its name; however one thing is for certain that Bogus Basin Ski Area offers diverse terrain that you will remember for many years to come. With over 53 trails, the mountain layout offers an excellent complement of terrain that is suitable for the novice skier or snowboarder to the seasoned veteran. Bogus Basin Ski Area is dedicated to providing a wonderful experience for the entire family with many off the slopes activities also.

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On the Slopes

  • Advanced terrain can be found off the Pine Creek Express and features long fall line runs.
  • Unable to visit the slopes of Bogus Basin Ski Area during the day time, not to worry, 165 acres of trails and 4 chairlifts are available for skiing and snowboarding every night.
  • Looking for a Terrain Park challenge? Bogus Basin Ski Area offers terrain that is suitable for all levels of ability to enjoy. Complete with rails, boxes, barrels and jumps to push your limits from top to bottom with access via Deer Point #1 and Showcase #4 chairlifts.
  • The mountain hosts a great selection of programs and lessons for children ages 3 -11 years, as well as, private and specialty programs for skiers and boarders of all ages.
  • New to the Bogus Basin Ski Area and would like some guidance, why not use the “free” mountain guided tour available on Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Tours meet outside at the Simplot Lodge, close to the large trail maps.

Off the Slopes

  • Parking lot shuttles operate weekends and holidays approximately every 20 minutes. This “free” service continuously loops from the JR Simplot Lodge, past the Tubing Hill to the Nordic Center.
  • Looking for a change from the slopes, try the Pepsi Goldrush Tubing hill. This 800ft/242m long slide will provide excitement for the entire family. Tickets are purchased in two-hour time limits and tubes are provided. For more information call 208-332-5493. Note: there are height and weight restrictions.
  • Other off slopes activities includes a very extensive 23mi/37km trail system for cross-country skiing, as well as, snowshoeing. Rentals are available for both.
  • If you are looking for overnight accommodation, you can find it in the nearby town of Boise or choose the ski in/ski out condominiums at the mountain. If you want to try something completely different, why not rent the YURT at Bogus Basin. Check their website for more details.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
1782 ft / 543 m

Base Elevation:
5800 ft / 1768 m

Summit Elevation:
7582 ft / 2311 m

Skiable Area:
2600 acres

Average Snowfall:
200 in / 508 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 53

Beginner: 11 (22%)

Intermediate: 24 (45%)

Advanced: 13 (24%)

Expert: 5 (9%)

Terrain Parks: 3

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: Yes

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Boise ID , 25mi / 40km

Nearest Major City:
Boise ID, 20mi / 32km

Nearest Town/City:
Boise ID, 20mi / 32km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: N/A

Direct Phone: 1-800-367-4397

Snow Phone: 1-800-696-4511

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 10 to Apr 2

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
10:00am to 10:00pm : Sat-Sun & Holidays, 9:00am to 10:00pm : See website for any updates.

Night Skiing: Nightly

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 9

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 3

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 0

Triples: 1

Doubles: 3

Surface Lifts: 2

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Boise Airport  (BOI)
Distance: 25 mi / 40 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Resort Shuttle Service