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PROGRAMS

COMPETITIVE EDUCATION

There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition. And with a number of competitive programs both summer and winter, Bogus Basin is your affordable and accessible gateway into social racing. Our community race programs span all ages and are both offered to the public and specific groups.

Almost everyone has the competitive bug at some point in recreation and Bogus Basin is here to scratch that itch for you! With a number of competitive programs both summer and winter, Bogus Basin is your affordable and accessible gateway into social racing. Our community race programs span all ages and are both offered to the public and specific groups.

BOGUS BASIN SCHOOL RACE PROGRAM

The program’s philosophy has 3 goals:

1. Provide a safe environment on the slopes in which to participate.

2. Encourage students to represent and compete for their school in a lifetime sports activity. This provides a venue for many students to represent their school that might not otherwise be able to participate.

3. Provide a level of competition in which the maximum number of students can participate.


In order to compete in the first race a student must be registered by the date below:

  • First Race Registration Deadline for High School, Junior High & Middle School – December 24th, 2023 at 5 pm
  • The deadline for students to register to compete this year until 4 pm on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024
  • Your school Adviser will discuss deadlines at your meetings
  • The student must be registered in the program to be eligible to receive a discounted lift ticket
  • Alpine ski and snowboard rental discount is $4 off the package price – the student must be registered in the program to be eligible

Race Schedule

  • 1st Race
  • 01/13
  • Family Practice
  • 01/18
  • 2nd Race
  • 01/20*
  • Family Practice
  • 01/25
  • 3rd Race
  • 01/27
  • Family Practice
  • 02/01
  • 4th Race
  • 02/03
  • Family Practice
  • 02/08
  • 5th Race
  • 02/10**
  • Family Practice
  • 02/15
  • 6th Race
  • 02/17***

* Snow Dance Party and Contest is the 2nd race 10 am on the north side of the Pioneer Lodge

** St. Luke’s Helmet Decorating Contest is on the 5th race 10 am north side of the Pioneer Lodge


*** Nordic Races – High School 11:30 am start




Essay Contest


Saturday Race Times

  • Nordic Practice – Frontier Point Lodge
  • 9:30 am
  • Nordic Races – Frontier Point Lodge
  • 10 am
  • Snowboard Expert – HS/MS Bitterroot B-3
  • 10:30 am
  • Freestyle – HS (Playground Park)
  • 10:30 am
  • Freestyle – MS (Playground Park)
  • 11:30 am
  • High School Races (Bitterroot Basin)
  • 12:30 pm
  • Middle School Races (Bitterroot Basin)
  • 1:30 pm

Price

Student Racer$29

FAMILY PRACTICE NIGHT

Looking for extra time on the slopes with your kids? Bring your student racers to the mountain for an evening of family practice during race season! From 6 pm – 7:30 pm every Thursday night, your family is invited to practice your race times on Alpine off of Deer Point Chairlift.

  • Family Practice Ski Night is open to all students registered in the Bogus Basin School Race Program and their families
  • No cost to participate, just a lift ticket
  • Family members not in the program need to register on the third floor of Simplot Lodge and get a wristband before participating
  • Registration begins at 5:45pm on the third floor of Simplot Lodge, look for the Family Ski Night sign


Download the Brower Timing App to see race times if you are within 25 feet of the finish line.


Contact

School Race Coordinator: John Foley

Please contact John Foley with any questions

(208) 870-4488

johnfoleyski@gmail.com

COMMUNITY RACE SERIES – Winter

Join Bogus Basin this winter on the mountain to test your skills on the trails against other competitors.

If you post any photos or videos on social media, don’t forget to tag @bogusbasin and use the hashtag #racethebasin to be featured on our pages!

SKIMO Ski Mountaineering

Join us for the Skimo Races at Bogus Basin! Ski mountaineering (abbreviated to skimo) racing is a human-powered endurance competition that involves climbing mountains on skis or split board, passing through a series of transitions before descending on skis. Ready to participate? Sign up today!

Series Cost$75
Individual Race$30

Race Schedule

Check in begins at 5:30pm
Race 6:00 – 7:30pm

  • Race 1 | March 6th | Front of Simplot Lodge
  • Race 2 | March 13th | Northside of Pioneer Lodge
  • Race 3 | March 20th | Northside of Pioneer Lodge


Must register for all three races by 3/6. Skimo registration closes for individual races at 5:30 pm on each date.


Contact

John Foley
Race Coordinator Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation
Email

Don Baker Banked Slalom

The 8th Annual Legendary Don Baker Banked Slalom returns to Bogus Basin on March 9th, 2024!

The Legendary Don Baker Banked Slalom is an amazing event in memory of an outstanding and influential individual in the local community. Every year, the community gathers to honor Don Baker, who dedicated much of his life to Bogus Basin as a ski patroller and lift operations director.

Come celebrate the sport of snowboarding and the life of a local legend, by strapping in and pointing it to the finish line. The course is hand dug by volunteers and terrain park staff. Featuring steep pitches, tight turns, and rollers.

  • Race is scored on the fastest time of 2 runs
  • Online registration is preferred
  • In-person bib pick up is mandatory
Elite Men (All Ages)$40
Elite Women (All Ages)
$40
Groms (12 or Under – Co-Ed)$20
Boys (13-17)$20
Girls (13-17)$20
Women (18-39)$25
Men (18-39)$25
Masters Women (40+)$25
Masters Men (40+)$25

Schedule

  • Registration 8 – 10 am | 3rd floor of Simplot Lodge
  • Course Inspection (2 slips) | 9:45-10:30 am (weather dependent)
  • Riders meeting (top of Sourdough off of Deer Point Chairlift) | 10:45 am
  • Race begins at 11 am
  • Awards 30 min after final racer | 3rd floor of Simplot Lodge

Thank you to our Sponsors: Dinosaurs Will Die, Prestige, Deft Optics, ThirtyTwo, Dang Shades, and RIDE Snowboards!

Night League Giant Slalom

The Night Race League is an evening alpine racing league that encourages fun, competition, and increased skill.

Alpine, Telemark, and Snowboarders that are 21 or older are invited to put a team together and sign up for the race series, which includes an end-of-season party. You must have at least one female on your team. A team can have more than five team members, but only the four fastest times, including the fastest female time, will count. All team members must be entered before the series.

Per team of 5$400
Per each additional racer (max 8 racers)$80
  • The last day to register is February 6th at 12 pm. Registration is capped at 120 racers.
  • All competitors must register with NASTAR after Bogus Basin’s Night League registration.

Schedule

All races take place on Sourdough from 5 pm -7:30 pm.
Racers must check-in at 4 pm on the 3rd Floor of J.R. Simplot Lodge to receive timing chips before the race.

  • Race 1 | February 7th
  • Race 2 | February 14th
  • Race 3 | February 21st
  • Race 4 | February 28th*
  • * Race of Champions Awards Party after final race
    Location: Simplot Lodge

Contact

John Foley
Race Coordinator Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation
Email

Nordic Bogus Challenge

The Bogus Basin Nordic Team welcomes you for another season of racing! Sign up to enjoy a fun, accessible, and inexpensive Nordic racing experience. Whether you are looking for low-pressure recreation or an opportunity to test your strength and endurance with some friendly competition, the Bogus Challenge CRS invites you to build community and push yourself further in the company of like-minded skiers.

  • Series Race Registration and Single-Race Registration is live
  • If you register for the ‘Series Race’, you receive 15% discount to compete in all six races
  • We welcome all ages and ability levels, including adaptive athletes

Winter Series Schedule

  • Skiathlon | December 9th @ 10 am
  • New Year’s Skate | December 31st @ 10 am
  • Night Skate | January 16th @ 5:30 pm
  • Twilight Classic | January 30th @ 5:30 pm
  • Obligatory Classic + Potluck | February 17th @ 10 am
  • Tour de Bogus | March 2nd @ 10 am

Race Results


Contact

John Foley
Race Coordinator Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation
Email

BOGUS BASIN NORDIC TEAM

The Bogus Basin Nordic Team (BBNT) is a separate, non-profit Nordic ski team for athletes of all ages and abilities in the Treasure Valley. BBNT seeks to develop and support the entire Nordic skiing community, and its programs provide opportunities for skiers of all abilities to create lifetime athletes.

For more details, please visit the Bogus Basin Nordic Team’s website!

Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation

Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation is a separate non-profit organization focusing on the athlete’s overall development.

BBSEF was founded in 1967 to provide training and competition programs for aspiring young ski racers. Today, BBSEF has grown to include freeski, snowboard, and mountain bike programs. BBSEF provides programs for ages 6 -19 who want to compete in alpine ski racing, freeskiing & snowboarding, and an alpine masters program for adults.


Contact

For more information, please visit the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation’s website!

(208) 336-5295

COMMUNITY RACE SERIES – Summer

Join Bogus Basin summer or winter on the mountain to test your skills on the trails against other competitors in various sports, including Trail Running, Cross-Country Mountain Biking, Downhill Mountain Biking, and Nordic Skiing.

If you post any photos or videos on social media, don’t forget to tag @bogusbasin and use the hashtag #racethebasin to be featured on our pages!



Details

  • Series Race Registration and Single-Race Registration is live
  • If you register for the ‘Series Race’, you receive 15% discount to compete in all six races
  • As a Race Series contestant, you receive a swag bag for full series participants from our great sponsors
  • Downhill Race Series Registration does not include MTB lift ticket
  • We welcome all ages and ability levels, including adaptive athletes

Summer Series Schedule

  • Trail Running Races + Adaptive Cycling Races: Tuesdays, 6pm (6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1)
  • Cross-Country Mountain Bike Races: Wednesdays @ 6pm (6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2)
  • Downhill Mountain Bike Races: Thursday @ 6pm (6/29, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3)

Packet Pick-Up Party Information

  •  Pick up your race packet at the registration table on the mountain! Swag bags will be handed out for full series registrants.

Race Maps

Course Subject To Change

Summer Sponsorships

Race Results

Trail Running

Cross-Country Mountain Bike Results

Downhill Mountain Bike Results

Lift Tickets & Rentals

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View Winter Rentals

Instructors

Bogus Basin instructors utilize techniques endorsed by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI).

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