Bogus Basin

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Bogus Basin
United States
Phone: 208 332-5100

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About the Ski Resort

Bogus Basin Mountain Resort is located just 16 miles from the state capitol, Boise, Idaho. The resort was opened to the public in 1942 and developed as an alternative to the long travel by Boise's numerous skiers.

Originally started by the Bogus Basin Ski Club, the Bogus Basin Recreation Association was formed as a nonprofit entity. The BBRA still operates the ski area in the designated not-for-profit status -- one of the few in the United States.

As one of the largest permit holders (2,600 acres) in the Northwest, Bogus Basin ranks behind only Sun Valley in size and skier visits in Idaho.
Two thousand truly skiable acres offer a wide variety of terrain, boasting some of the finest open bowl and glade skiing in the Rockies.

Pricing has been kept significantly lower than resorts of similar size with great values on family skiing. Bogus Basin is the industry leader in discount season passes.

The area offers all the amenities that you can imagine, including mid-mountain lodging, sleigh rides and one of the last western cities nearby.

The name? A two-paged story of a hard-to-find drainage and an 1863 mining claim. Capt. Tom Morgan and a group of no-accounts, filed a claim in the area of the current base facilities. Later they returned to Boise with the fruits of their labor, reportedly as much as $50,000 worth of gold. After a legendary spending spree, it was discovered to be fool's gold (Iron Pyrite) that had been chemically tuned up. The group was neither caught nor ever seen again.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 37 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  22 %

 More Difficult:  45 %

 Most Difficult:  33 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  5,800 ft
Summit elevation:  7,582 ft
Vertical drop:  1,782 ft
Skiable area:  2,600 acres
Annual snowfall:  250 in
Snowmaking:  15 %
Number of trails:  52
Number of lifts:  7
Types of lifts:  4 Double Chairs,
 1 Triple Chair,
 2 HiSpeed Quad

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Bogus Basin map
Bogus Basin map

Ski Resort directions

Bogus Basin ski area is located 16 miles from Boise, Idaho via Bogus Basin Road.