Bogus Basin History Project
The histories of Boise and Bogus Basin are intertwined, sharing more than 60 years of growth, vision, and change.
Generations of families have many memories and stories about skiing at - and driving to - the remarkable recreational area in "Boise's backyard". What started as a little ski hill with one rope tow has grown into a mountain with 7 chairlifts, 3 lodges, Nordic trails, night skiing, and approximately 300,000 skier visits each season. And every skier or snowboarder has a story to share.
Bogus Basin was created by a group of energetic and involved volunteers. Over the years, thousands of locals have worked and played on the snowy slopes north of Boise. Sadly, some of the earliest founders are passing away, their stories and memories lost to the rest of us.
A spark of an idea from Dick Vandenburg quickly grew into a full-fledged “History Book Project” for Bogus Basin. Eve Chandler - an experienced history writer, Boise native, and active skier - is spearheading the project. She has collected hundreds of oral histories and thousands of photos and has written a book that will be published in 2009 and sell for $20.00 (plus tax) through the Black Diamond Sports pro shops in town and on the mountain. Enjoy this Boise Weekly article, Oct. 2007: "Still Bogus After All These Years" >>>Want a Sneak Peak at "Building Bogus Basin"? Read these excerpts >>View "Bogus Roots" special new story, reported by Allyson Outen, KTVB TV Channel 7