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Bogus Basin is located in southwest Idaho, approximately 16.5 miles north of Boise, and offers 2,600 acres of skiable terrain across more than 90 runs.

Bogus Basin operates throughout the summer season, offering on-mountain recreation, including mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, a mountain coaster and scenic lift rides. The Boise Airport is located approximately 20 miles south of the ski area and offers visitors rental car and ground transportation options to the mountain.

Where Is Bogus Basin Ski Resort Located?

The ski resort is about 45 minutes from Boise, which is serviced by the Boise Airport. You can get there via car, bus or shuttle. There are also ski-in, ski-out parking lots. From the parking lots, you can take a free shuttle to the lodge.



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    Vertical Drop
  • 5800ft


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  • Terrain Parks


  • Night Skiing

    165 ac

  • Longest Run

    1.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    2600 ac

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The varied terrain, which ranges from beginner to advanced, is serviced by 11 total lifts, 3 of which are detachable high-speed quads. Bogus Basin receives an average annual snowfall of 250 inches. The Idaho ski resort’s summit elevation of 7,582 feet delivers 1,800 feet of vertical for skiers and riders to enjoy. Bogus Basin visitors have access to 165 acres of night skiing and other winter activities, including snowshoeing, a Nordic skiing center (with 24 miles of Nordic trails), terrain parks and tubing.

There is a total of 91 runs: 22% beginner, 45% intermediate and 33% advanced. The longest run (Paradise Trail) is 1.5 miles. These are all served by seven chairlifts. The resort is typically open between Thanksgiving and early April. Base elevation for Pine Creek (Chair 6) is 5,790 feet and 6,150 feet for the main base area (Chair 1).

The resort offers ski and snowboard lessons, and there is a rental shop as well as a retail store on-site with complete shopping in nearby Boise. Bus shuttle is offered on the weekends and holidays. First aid is available on-site. The hospital is 16 miles away.

For a bit more excitement after you’re done skiing, take a ride on the Glade Runner, a year-round roller coaster. Or, do some hiking, disc golf or mountain biking.

Breakfast Places

While there aren’t a lot of options on the mountain, you can also find an abundant number of choices in nearby Boise.

  • The Egg Factory is a local chain serving up American-style favorites for breakfast. 6882 W State Street, Boise, ID 83714

Our Favorite Lunch Spots

  • The Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse is the perfect place to grab lunch while taking a break from the action. 2600 N Bogus Basin Road, Boise, ID 83702


  • Camel’s Crossing offers outdoor seating as well as wines from around the world. Their menu features local ingredients. 1304 W Alturas Street, Boise, ID 83702


  • O’Michael’s Pub & Grillis the oldest bar and restaurant on the North End. This classic pub serves up bar favorites and draft brews. 2433 Bogus Basin Road, Boise, ID 83702

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/06/201904/14/2019
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Best Bogus Basin Hotels

7957 W Spectrum Way Boise, 83709
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Exterior view
1426 S. Entertainment Avenue Boise, 83709
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Hotel Exterior
495 South Capitol Blvd Boise, 83702
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Bogus Basin Reviews

Julie Meyer
20th March 20191
I'm only writing a review for the insurance that I purchased for tickets for me and my 7 year old daughter. She's...Full review
8th February 20195
Bogus is the jam in the Boise area. Best season pass deal in the country.Full review
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Contact Info

  • Bogus Basin

    2600 Bogus Basin Rd.

    83702 Boise


    United States

    Phone: (208)-332-5100