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General Information

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, ID and operates with a special use permit on the Boise National Forest under the USDA.

SUMMER: During the off season, Bogus Basin's facilities & services are not open to the general public except with reservations for special events. Our hiking and biking trails, as well as the disc golf course are open to the general public for free. Please pack in/pack out garbage and waste. Refer to our event calendar for a list of summer activities.

WINTER: Bogus Basin is open for full winter operation mid-November through mid-April from 10am-10pm weekdays/9am-10pm weekends and holidays, depending on weather and conditions. Early and late season hours can change, so please check the snow report page or call 208-342-2100 for daily reports. 

CONTACT US

List of Departments and Contacts here> or call 208-332-5100

LOCATION

16.5 miles north of Boise, ID on Bogus Basin Road. Here's how to Find Us

ACCESSIBILITY

 Boise Airport - 20 miles from area

HOURS

Operating Hours

VERTICAL RISE/ELEVATION

1800' BASE--5,800' TOP--7,582'

Refer to Interactive Trail Maps

LIFTS & CAPACITY

3 Detachable High Speed Quads
1 triple chair
3 double chairs
2 people movers
Lift capacity – 9,980 riders/hour
Vertical transport feet: 10,383

SKIABLE TERRAIN

2,600 acres for day skiing
165 acres for night skiing
37K groomed Nordic trails

DESIGNATED RUNS

53 groomed runs
22% Easiest     45% More Difficult     33%  Most Difficult

LONGEST GROOMED RUN:  Paradise Trail - 1.5 miles

OTHER ACTIVITY AREAS

Nordic & Snowshoe Trails * Tubing Hill * Terrain Parks

AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL & TEMPERATURE

200-250 inches natural snow
+25 degrees
Full snow/conditions report here>

AVERAGE DAYS OPEN

140 days (average opening: between Thanksgiving and first week of December) through early April

LODGES/DINING

Our lodges are available during the summer months (June-October) for private group reservations and events such as weddings & receptions, retreats and meetings. The lodges are open during the winter with full guest services.

J.R. SIMPLOT LODGE  332-5360

Base area - offering fast cafeteria style menus, beer & wine. Pizza Hut is located on the mezzanine level.

PIONEER LODGE     332-5260

Mid-Mountain area - featuring the famous Firewater Saloon, Bogus Bob's Grill and spectacular views!

FRONTIER POINT NORDIC LODGE    332-5390

Located at the Nordic Trailhead, with views of the Boise Valley and seating near a gas fireplace. No cafeteria or bar. Snacks and beverages available or feel free to bring your own lunch.

RENTAL, REPAIR AND RETAIL SHOPS

Black Diamond Sports Rental Shop, on the mountain next to J.R. Simplot Lodge (332-5375) or at the sales office (332-5171) located at the bottom of the mountain.
Recreational and High Performance skis, snowboards, boots, poles, helmets, snowblades available for rent and lease.

Bogus Basin Retail Pro Shop (332-5370) carries Bogus Basin logo-wear, goggles, and more available for purchase. 

PEPSI GOLDRUSH TUBE HILL   332-5493

An 800 foot downhill slide, with a leisurely ride back up the mountain on a lift served rope tow.  100 tube capacity for a 2-hour session.  Due to the limited number of tubes allowed on the tube hill for each 2-hour session, advanced ticket purchase strongly recommended through our website or in person at the sales office in town at 2600 Bogus Basin Road. 

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER and BOGUS BUCKS (Bogus Basin gift cards)

ATM MACHINE LOCATIONS

Main floor in the J.R. Simplot Lodge

PARKING LOTS AND SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

Weekends and holidays:
Free shuttles loop through the main parking lot from the skier pick-up/drop-off area near the J.R. Simplot Lodge, past the GoldRush Tubing hill, to Nordic Center, approximately every 20-minutes. See parking lot map.

BUS SERVICE

Valleywide transportation to Bogus Basin is offered during the winter season. See schedule here>

BOGUS BASIN RECREATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Inc. is a charitable non-profit 501(c)3 organization
2600 Bogus Basin Road
Boise, ID 83702
208-332-5100
www.bogusbasin.org

Updated: 09/12