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How to Spend the Day at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area This Winter 2021

A short 16.5-mile drive from Boise, the non-profit Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is officially open and ready for another epic snow season! One of Boise's top year-round destinations, Bogus Basin is a winter hot spot for Idahoans and visitors.

Here's some inspiration on how you can spend the day at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.

Visit One Of The Three Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area Drink and Food Spots

It's no surprise that when you think of winter in Boise, you go straight to Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area and all the ways you could spend the day there. Full bar, beer, wine, hot chocolate, you name it, they've presumably got it! If you haven't been to one of the lodges, try switching it up next time you visit the mountain!

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area locations:

Pioneer Lodge - The Drift (Top of Morning Star Chairlift)

Simplot Lodge - J.R.'s T-Bar (Lower Lodge near Deer Point Chairlift)

The Beach (Bottom of Chair 6 - Pine Creek Chairlift) (Open Weekends & Holidays)

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area | Totally Boise 2021 Winter Mag

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Bogus Basin's Extended Night Skiing in Idaho

There is something special about seeing the bright lights of Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area from Boise, but to coast through it is even better. If you haven't tried night skiing/snowboarding up the mountain, this is the year to give it a shot!

If you have been night skiing in the past, we have an exciting update! Bogus Basin has added an extra hour of night skiing! Night Skiing now kicks off at 3 PM, giving you access to Chair 6 before it closes at 4:15 PM.

One of the best parts of night skiing — discounted rates! Not only are you getting a bonus hour, but night skiing is even more affordable!

December 10th - March 26th (weather dependent)

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area | Totally Boise 2021 Winter Mag

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Find the Best Views of Boise

Who can resist a breathtaking panorama of Idaho? Explore Bogus Basin and get the best view of Idaho. Hop on chair six, on the top of Pine Creek to get a 360 view of the Treasure Valley, Owyhees, and on a clear day, The Sawtooths.

While exploring your favorite view at the top of the mountain, snap a picture or video and use #totallyboise to share your Bogus Basin experience!

Ride Bogus Basin's Glade Runner Mountain Coaster

The mountain coaster may not have been open last winter, but alas, it will be available for the 2021-2022 winter season! Decide your speed as you twist and turn down 4,330 feet of wilderness.

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area | Totally Boise 2021 Winter Mag

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Not sure how to get ready for Bogus Basin? Here's how you can show up prepared!

The staff at Bogus Basin are professionals at keeping visitors prepared for the upcoming season, so much so they created a resource guide on getting slope ready! The mountain-ready program has considerable information for those looking to prepare for the ski/snowboarding season, with signup resources for first-timers looking for lessons and how to come ready to ride!

Mountain Ready Program Info

How to Prepare for A Snow Season At Bogus Basin Article

For over 79 years, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area has been dedicated to making winter activities accessible and fun for everyone. Whether you frequent the mountain or looking to visit this upcoming season, try exploring new terrain or parts of Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area you haven't before –– it could be your new favorite experience!

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area | Totally Boise 2021 Winter Mag

Photo Credit: Bogus Basin

Bogus Basin Information:

Address: 2600 N Bogus Basin Road, Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 332-5100

Website: bogusbasin.org

Instagram: @bogusbasin

Facebook: @BogusBasinIdaho

Twitter: @bogusbasin

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