Pre-Arrival Info

BOGUS BASIN ROAD

The drive to Bogus Basin can take 1 hour from downtown Boise. Plan on extra time if you are renting equipment. Winter road conditions exist on Bogus Basin Road. We highly recommend a vehicle with 4WD/AWD, and/or snow tires. Please drive with caution, and remember to use the slow vehicle pull-out areas.


PARKING

If you are bringing the whole family check out our 3+ carpool/family designated parking area3+ carpool/family designated parking area is only available on weekends and holidays and is the front half of the main parking lot as you enter the area.


LESSON CHECK-IN

Privates: Check-in for private lessons at the private lesson meeting area in front of the Ski & Snowboard School Sales Office on the JR Simplot Lodge Plaza.

Daily Groups: If you purchased a lesson package, which includes a rental and lift ticket, please check-in at the Ski & Snowboard School Sales Office on bottom level of the JR Simplot Lodge. Check-in for daily group lessons is on the flats between the JR Simplot Lodge Plaza and the Coach Chairlift. There are signs designating Daily Group, Ski or Snowboard.

Multi-Week Lessons: Please bring your lesson receipt with you to facilitate easier on snow check in. Check-in for multi-week lessons is on the flats between the JR Simplot Lodge Plaza and the Coach Chairlift. Look for signs designating name of lessons. Mogul Mouse, Mountain Explorer, Mountain Adventure, Passport, and Extreme Team. Backside Basher classes meet in front of the Pioneer Lodge. Passport Participants need to bring their Lift Ticket Voucher with them for the 4 days of lessons. 


EQUIPMENT

Unlimited Equipment Use: Equipment can be issued as either a season-long lease or an unlimited rental. To pick up a lease, please visit the Downtown Lease Equipment Office at 2600 N Bogus Basin Road. The season long lease option is only available until November 25th. Guests pick up unlimited rentals on the mountain once lease equipment is no longer available.

Rentals: Rental equipment can be picked up at the mountain. Plan for a minimum of 1 hour to get set up with rentals. In order to expedite your rental pick up you can pre-purchase online. Follow the link below to reserve your equipment.


LIFT ACCESS

All lesson participants must have a valid lift ticket or a season pass. Lessons do not include lift tickets or season passes unless otherwise stated.

For information on lift tickets please visit our Winter Lift Tickets page.


PARENTS / GUARDIANS

Make sure your child is ready for the mountain. Eating a good breakfast or lunch ensures your child is energized for skiing and riding. Please take your child for a bathroom break before heading out to meet their lesson. Dressing appropriately for the mountain environment ensures your child is comfortable while skiing and riding.

Parents and/or guardians must be reachable by phone and available for any issues that come up during the lessons. We do not have daycare services to assist with these situations.


WHAT TO WEAR

  • Layers of quick-dry, sweat-wicking material, like wool or synthetic materials
  • 1 pair of ski or snowboard socks, pulled up over the calf
  • Waterproof Jacket and Pants
  • Waterproof Gloves or Mittens
  • Helmet and Goggles
  • Sunscreen

THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • Start the day with a good breakfast. Include some protein to keep your body fueled all day. We serve food during all hours of operation!
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Carry snacks, extra sunscreen, tissues, and contact phone numbers (for parents or friends) in your pocket.
  • Throw an extra fleece in the car before you leave. (Better yet, treat yourself to having a fresh pair of socks in the car at the end of the day.

WHAT TO PRACTICE

NSAA’s Your Responsibility Code, best practices for staying safe on the mountain. KNOW THE CODE!

  • Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  • Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  • Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment
  • Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
  • At the area, start practicing and learning on the easiest terrain.
  • Pro Tip: Instructors know the best places to go and learn!