Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, ID and operates with a special use permit on the Boise National Forest under the USDA.
In the winter Bogus Basin is open for full winter operation. Typically our season runs early December through mid-April. Early and late season hours can change, so please check the Conditions & Webcams page or check the Hours of Operations page.
During the non-winter season, Bogus Basin is open for outdoor recreation. The base area is home to several activities like summer tubing and the Glade Runner Mountain Coaster. The Morning Star chairlift operates daily for mountain biking and scenic chairlift rides, while the Deer Point chairlift operates for mountain biking and scenic chair rides on weekends and holidays. Our hiking trails, biking trails, and bike skills park are open to the general public for free. Please pack in/pack out garbage and waste.
16.5 miles north of Boise, ID on Bogus Basin Road.
Boise Airport – 20 miles from the area
1800′ Vertical Feet
Lifts & Capacity
- 4 Detachable High-Speed Quads
- 3 double chairs
- 4 conveyor lifts
- Lift capacity – 9,980 riders/hour
- Vertical transport feet: 10,383
- 2,600 acres for day skiing
- 175 acres for night skiing
- 37K groomed Nordic trails
- 82 Named Alpine Runs
- 10% Easiest
- 50% More Difficult
- 28% Most Difficult
- 12% Expert
- LONGEST WAY DOWN: Paradise Trail – 1.5 miles
Other Activity Areas
- Nordic & Snowshoe Trails
- Tubing Hill
- Glade Runner
- Scenic Chairlift Rides
- Mountain Biking
- Bogus Creek Plaza Activities
- Disc Golf
- Terrain Parks
Average Annual Snowfall & Temperature
- 200-250 inches natural snow
- +25 degrees
Average Days Open
130 days: Average opening: between Thanksgiving and the first few weeks of December through early April
Our lodges are available during the summer months (June-October) for private group reservations and events such as retreats and meetings. The lodges are open during the winter with full guest services.
J.R. Simplot Lodge
Frontier Point Nordic Lodge
Located at the Nordic Trailhead, with views of the Boise Valley and seating near a gas fireplace. No cafeteria or bar. Snacks and beverages available or feel free to bring your own lunch.
Rental, Repair and Retail Shops
Recreational and High-Performance skis, snowboards, boots, poles, helmets, snowblades available for rent and lease.
The Rental Shop, on the mountain next to J.R. Simplot Lodge:
The Downtown Rental Shop located at the bottom of the mountain:
Basin Retail carries Bogus Basin logo-wear, goggles, and more available for purchase:
An 800 foot downhill slide, with a leisurely ride back up the mountain on a conveyor lift. 100 tube capacity for a 1.5-hour session.
Due to the limited number of tubes allowed on the tubing hill for each 1.5-hour session, advanced ticket purchase strongly recommended or in person at the sales office in town at 2600 Bogus Basin Road.
Credit Cards Accepted
VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER and BOGUS BUCKS (Bogus Basin gift cards)
ATM Machine Locations
Main floor in the J.R. Simplot Lodge
Parking Lots and Shuttle Schedule
Weekends and holidays:
Free shuttles loop through the main parking lot from the skier pick-up/drop-off area near the J.R. Simplot Lodge, past the Tubing hill, to the Frontier Point Lodge, approximately every 20-minutes.