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.
During the non-winter season, Bogus Basin is open for outdoor recreation. The Simplot lodge is open for food service Saturday and Sunday 11am–5pm. The base area is home to several new activities, such as rock climbing, bungee trampoline, summer tubing, and gold panning. Deer Point chair lift operates Thursday – Sunday 11am–7pm. Our hiking trails, biking trails, and bike skills park 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. Early and late season hours can change, so please check the Conditions & Webcams page or call 208-342-2100 for daily reports.
List of Departments and Contacts here or call 208-332-5100
16.5 miles north of Boise, ID on Bogus Basin Road. Here’s how to Find Us
Boise Airport – 20 miles from area
Winter hours are Monday through Friday 10am to 10pm and Weekends 9am to 10pm, as conditions allow.
1800′ BASE–5,800′ TOP–7,582′
Lifts & Capacity
- 3 Detachable High Speed Quads
- 1 triple chair
- 3 double chairs
- 1 conveyer lift
- Lift capacity – 9,980 riders/hour
- Vertical transport feet: 10,383
- 2,600 acres for day skiing
- 165 acres for night skiing
- 37K groomed Nordic trails
- 91 named runs
- 22% Easiest 45% More Difficult 33% Most Difficult
- LONGEST WAY DOWN: Paradise Trail – 1.5 miles
Other Activity Areas
Average Annual Snowfall & Temperature
- 200-250 inches natural snow
- +25 degrees
- Full snow/conditions report here
Average Days Open
130 days (average opening: between Thanksgiving and first week of December) through early April
Our lodges are available during the summer months (June-October) for private group reservations and events such as 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 208-459-6612
Valleywide transportation to Bogus Basin is offered during the winter season through the Caldwell Transportation Company.