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Building Bogus Basin History Book

This pictorial history book documents an energetic and civic-minded group of community volunteers from the Boise Ski Club, Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, and many others who joined forces with city and state elected officials to build a ski area in the mountains above the Treasure Valley. Colorful stories, memorable photographs, and newly found information tell how Bogus Basin has grown to be one of the largest and most innovative community ski areas in the nation.

Building Bogus Basin, a handsome 9″x11″ hard cover, coffee table style book, features hundreds of photographs and more than a hundred interviews with founding member, legendary skiers and the people who have loved Bogus Basin and contributed to its rich history. Read about the people who saved Bogus from bankruptcy, local skiers who created freestyle skiing in the 1970’s, and tales about the road to Bogus!

A remarkable collection of photographs and lively text, Building Bogus Basin makes a great family heritage piece, wonderful gift and a treasured keepsake for readers of all ages. Acclaimed artist Ward Hooper has designed the unique cover art for especially for the book.

Author, Eve Brassey Chandler has written for local, regional and national publications. She began her career as a health science writer for a major Chicago medical center. Upon returning to Boise, she wrote the 100 year history of St. Michael’s Cathedral, Boise. She has worked as a freelance writer and written scripts for videos. A native Boisean, she began skiing at Bogus Basin in grade school and learned to ski through the city recreation program.

Building Bogus Basin retails for $27.95 + tax per book

You can purchase the book at Bogus Basin’s Black Diamond Sports sales office on Bogus Basin road.