Bogus Basin Will Build on Solid Foundation with Feasibility Study

Blue Oval With Bogus Basin In The Center

June 16, 2015 (BOISE, ID)– Local nonprofit, Bogus Basin, will spend the summer looking toward the future by conducting a feasibility study to identify “what is possible and why” for the mountain’s future.

The recreation area, which will celebrate its landmark 75th anniversary in 2017, engaged industry veterans SE Group to conduct the study, which was made possible by a grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation and donations from the City of Boise and a private donor.

The “Beyond 75” Feasibility Study will include an in-depth analysis of the current operations, market conditions and opportunities for enhancing the customer experience. Findings will inform decisions about operations and the direction of the organization.

Bogus is a powerful economic development asset to the Treasure Valley– an average of 280,000 people participate in recreational activities on the mountain each year. Continuing this tradition is foremost on the minds of its leaders, yet Bogus Basin faces some challenges.

“Bogus Basin is a community treasure. We want to explore new ways to bring year-round recreational opportunities and experiences to more people at their mountain.”

-Brian Ellsworth, Chair of Bogus Basin’s Board of Directors

In addition to the feasibility study, public input is highly encouraged throughout the duration of the study including through an online survey at Stakeholder meetings and public open house events are planned for late-summer.

“Bogus Basin belongs to the community. We need to hear their voice throughout this process so we hope people will take the survey and attend the meetings. It’s a very exciting time for all of us at Bogus and for the community.”

-Nate Shake, Interim General Manager

The study is scheduled to be complete in October. For more information and to complete the survey, visit

About Bogus Basin

Bogus Basin is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging the community to provide accessible, affordable, and year-round mountain recreation and education. Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin offers 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain, and 165 acres for night skiing; seven lifts and two people-mover carpets; and an 800-foot tubing hill. The Nordic Center offers 37 kilometers of groomed trails. Summer activities include mountain biking, amphitheater events, disc golf, private events, and hiking. Bogus Basin is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest.