Bogus Basin to Host Nordic Junior National Qualifier Races

Molly Maybach and Aurora Cramer, recent members of the Bogus Basin Nordic Team, competed at last year’s U.S. Junior National Cross Country Championships in Minnesota.



Over 200 aspiring athletes from the Western U.S. will compete at the area February 4-5


BOISE, Idaho – February 2, 2023 Bogus Basin announced today that qualifying races for the Nordic Junior National Championships will take place at the area on February 4 and 5. Over 200 aspiring Nordic competitors from the Intermountain Division, including Idaho, Montana, Utah and Western Wyoming, will participate.

The Junior National Qualifier (JNQ) event includes both classic and skate skiing competitions on courses ranging in distance from 2km to 10km. The athletes are from 15 to 20 years of age. All events will take place on Bogus Basin’s Nordic trail system, located near the Frontier Point Lodge, beginning at 10:00 am.

“Bogus Basin is proud to host this level of competition. We look forward to providing an amazing venue and experience for the visiting skiers and their families.” 

– Paul McNeil, Director, Bogus Basin Nordic Operations

The top competitors from the Junior National Qualifying series will compete in the U.S. Junior National Championships at the end of the season. The championships brings together the best young cross country skiers in the nation. They are held in a different part of the country each year. The 2023 Junior Nationals will be in Fairbanks, Alaska, March 13-16.

Last year, twelve Idahoans participated in the U.S. Junior National Cross Country Ski Championships in Minnesota. Two recent members of Boise’s Bogus Basin Nordic Team competed at that event; Timberline High School graduate Aurora Cramer and 15 year old Molly Maybach.

Bogus Basin Nordic trail access will remain open on select trails throughout the weekend. The competitions will wrap up on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm. For more information, contact Bogus Basin’s Director of Nordic Operations, Paul McNeil, at


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.