Bogus Basin

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Despite its name, the skiing at Bogus Basin is anything but... Bogus Basin is a non-profit community operated Idaho ski area with boatloads of terrain. You can ski 360-degrees from one of two summits that encompass 2,600 ac and drops 1,800 ft vertical. From Boise, you are just 16 mi from Bogus Basin but it takes a good 45 minutes, and four wheel drive, up a wild wintry road that deserves its own black diamond designation.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Bogus Basin vs
Bogus BasinLookout Pass
beginner22 %9 %
intermediate45 %50 %
advanced33 %32 %
expert-9 %
total runs91 34
ski area2,600ac 540ac
summit elevation7,581ft 5,650ft
total lifts7 4
child lift ticket$10 Free
adult lift ticket$62 $45
back country
value for money
average total snowfall55″ 276″
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Bogus Basin Reviews

Good 3.9 / 5
based on 6 reviews

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Superb!4.8 / 5Nov 15, 2018
Ben  Ben
advanced skier
Very convenient from Boise - great snow and value. Varied terrain provides fun and challenging runs for all skill levels. Terrific restaurants in Boise without the elevated prices of resort towns.... More
Very Good!4 / 5Apr 27, 2018
Aj A. Aj A.
advanced skier
She's wider than she is tall, but I love her! 30 minutes from downtown Boise, varied terrain, "360 degree skiing" as they say. Great night skiing open until 10pm. Weather is unpredictable and snowpack varies from season to seaon.... More
Average!3.3 / 5Apr 25, 2018
Stephanie U. Stephanie U.
expert skier
Overall Bogus was a great beginner mountain for my family. We are 45 minutes away which made in super convenient for my girls to have lessons. Both of my girls moved on to be Alpine Racers through the Brundage Mountain resorts racing program for 6 years. Improvements have slowly been made in the past few years with reasonable rates. We would love... More
Average!3.4 / 5Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Bogus Basin is super close to Boise, although a windy mountain road to get there. A lot of college kids but not a tremendous crowd. They have night riding and not terrible pitcher prices for some suds. Park is fun and creative but the crew could pay a little more attention to detail and maintenance. Overall fun but nothing to write home about. ... More

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