Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Bogus Basin

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Overall Rating: 3.6

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.1
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 49.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.1
  • Nightlife
  • 2.0

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 23%
  • Beginner
  • 0%
  • Families
  • 31%
  • Intermediate
  • 15%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 8%
  • Advanced
  • 31%

Helpful Highlights:

While I have ridden Bogus a lot, I am not blind to its faults. It has average snow. Many icy spots. It is also all to common for Bogus to open very late in ...

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  • 4

    Overall Good Mountain

    by sklein - 2nd December 2012

    Pros: Close drive from Boise, night skiing, lots of terrain, family friendly

    Cons: Not the best snow, frequent late season openings

    While I have ridden Bogus a lot, I am not blind to its faults. It has average snow. Many icy spots. It is also all to common for Bogus to open very late in ... Full review

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  • 4

    Bogus B.

    by lms - 26th January 2011

    Pros: On a good day good snow

    Cons: Fog and ice underneath

    I really enjoyed myself, minus the terrible fog. I really enjoyed how close it was to boise and how well kept the roads were.... Full review

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  • 3

    Solid Locals Hill

    by colinconnor - 26th November 2010

    Pros: Close to Boise

    Cons: Lots of traversing, limited terrain, lots of brush

    Bogus is a good play spot for Boise locals, the terrain is pretty intermediate and the mountain needs to do a much better job of cutting the brush especiall... Full review

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  • 1

    lots of traversing and brush

    by colinconnor - 24th April 2010

    Pros: nice facilities

    Cons: No steep terrain, and lots of brush

    Bogus is a locals mountain that survives because of proximity to Boise. It really does not have any challenging terrain, and most of the best terrian is cov... Full review

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  • 5

    A local thrill, through and through

    by bjarvis - 8th January 2010

    Pros: Size, terrain, sunshine, cost, location

    Cons: Snowfall, grooming, gnarly bushes, weekend crowds, the ROAD

    Bogus is truly a local gem. That being said however, don't confuse local with uncrowded. Even so, the mountain is a great community asset and a challenge fo... Full review

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  • 3

    Avoid the Groomed Runs

    by eleyl3 - 21st December 2009

    Pros: Good off trail

    Cons: Grooming

    If you want a groomed run DO NOT look to Bogus, they are horrible. Massive gaps/ice and knee breaking groomers, my guess is these people have yet to learn ... Full review

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