Bogus Basin Activities

Discover Boise's Best Spots for Skiing & Snowboarding

What’s the best way to get through winter blues or beat the summer heat? Despite crazy weather, there are many fun outdoor adventures. Boise’s local ski resort, Bogus Basin, offers a variety of winter and summer activities. Ranging from classic winter and summer sports to innovative attractions.

For Cooler Winter Days

In the winter Bogus Basin is the best place to ski, snowboard, go tubing, snowshoeing, or nordic skiing.

If skiing or snowboarding interests you, Bogus Basin has many different trails and lifts; there are over 91 runs. New to these fun activities? Bogus offers rental equipment and lessons - group or private lessons. Night skiing and snowboarding is always a fun option, too!

Bogus Basin’s tubing hill is an 800 ft. drop. Bogus has thought of everything. This experience is easy with conveyor-lifts back to the top. This fun tubing experience is a local favorite and enjoyed by friends and families of all ages.

Bogus Basin Winter Activites
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Snowshoeing and nordic skiing is perfect if you want to enjoy the beautiful Boise winter outdoors. These activities are social and can be experienced by all ages. There are over 10 trails ranging from easy to difficult. There is no chairlift offered to the trails… so, enjoy the outdoors! Renting equipment for these is offered at Bogus Basin, as well.

The Glade Runner, Mountain Coaster is an attraction for the winter or summer time. It runs on a twisty, windey track, at high speeds, down 4,330 ft. It’s quite exhilarating!

Bogus Basin Summer Activities
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Beat the Summer Heat

In the summertime, Bogus Basin offers different tickets or packages to explore the outdoors. Unlimited passes get you access to all the activities.

Mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding are fun ways to enjoy the scenery and act adventurous. There are 23 different trails, well marked and easily accessible. For horseback riders, the trails are designated and specifically marked; unlike the mountain bike and hiking trails. The trails can range from downhill speeds to mellow cruises!

Still want to enjoy tubing? Bogus has summer tubing options, too! This fun downhill activity can be enjoyed with a friend or in a single. No need to walk to the top in the heat. The conveyor lifts are in effect during summer.

Bogus Basin in Boise
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Looking to try new activities? Bungy Jump and mining are something new! Bungy jump is an exhilarating activity if you are between the ages of 3-12 or 13 years and older. The Shafer Butte Mining Company activity combines Idaho’s history and is completely hands-on.

Rock Climbing, Bungy Jumping at Bogus Basin
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Skiing and Snowboarding at Bogus Basin
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Want to try something challenging? Rock climbing could be a perfect sport to try. The rock wall at Bogus has four different routes and is a 32 ft. wall.

Running through both seasons, winter and fall, the chair lift is a relaxing way to take in the beauty and serenity of Boise, Idaho.

Last of the summer activities, Bogus has a fun Disc Golf course. This fun activity is free for anyone to enjoy. The course map can be accessed on the Bogus website then downloaded to a mobile device.

Traveling up the mountain can be a pain or dangerous in certain weather conditions. Bogus Basin Bogus offers shuttle transportation up the mountain.The current weather and mountain condition is always updated on the Bogus website, as well as maps of the area.

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