2023 School Race Program


Contact: Susan Saad
Director, Community Relations
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area
(208) 332-5129

Boise, Idaho – January 13, 2023 Bogus Basin announced today that 1,200 students will compete in the 2023 School Race Program. This marks the 64th year for the program, which begins Saturday, January 14 at the non-profit recreation area. Students representing 42 middle schools and 37 high schools from across the Treasure Valley will participate in fun and friendly ski and snowboard competitions over the next six weekends.

“We are looking forward to a great season and to increasing the number of students who participate in the races. Bogus Basin is excited to make the School Race Program’s 64th year a success.”

– John Foley, Coordinator, Bogus Basin School Race Program

Over the years, Bogus Basin has expanded the program to include downhill, freestyle and Nordic events for athletes of all levels; many students compete in multiple events. Participants are eligible for lift ticket and rental equipment discounts, and additional financial assistance is available for those who qualify. The program relies upon the support of over 150 volunteer advisors, most are school teachers who promote it at their schools and spend their Saturdays assisting with the races and other events, including the Snow Dance Party, and St. Luke’s helmet decorating contest.

Races are scheduled Saturdays in Bogus Basin’s Bitterroot Basin from January 14 through February 18. Students who participate in three or more races will be eligible to compete in the annual Dotty Clark Memorial Races, February 23 and 24.


About Bogus Basin Bogus Basin is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the community in accessible, affordable, and fun year-round mountain recreation and education. Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin offers 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain and 200 acres for night skiing; seven chair lifts and four conveyor lifts; an 800-foot tubing hill; and a Nordic Center offering 37 kilometers of groomed trails for skiing, snowshoeing and fat tire biking. Bogus Basin is 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest.