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How To Soak Up The Sun At Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

Last updated February 24, 2022 by Mariah Hebbeln

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is the closest ski hill to Boise, just 16 miles from the mountain's base to the top. Now, as the winter season is in its final weeks, you don't need to fret. There will still be plenty of skiing, snowboarding, attractions and events throughout the warmer spring months. 

A unique feature of Bogus Basin is that they've been operating as a non-profit. Every dollar spent on lift tickets, attractions, lodging, and beer at the bar goes back into the mountain! 

So as the weather gets warmer and the sun lingers in the sky a little longer, don't miss out on what's happening up at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area! 

Being a Non-profit Means More For The Mountain

Bogus Basin is committed and passionate about giving back to its amazing recreational community. Buy a beer in the lodge? Or a full-season pass? Every purchase made at the mountain goes directly back into supporting the services and events put on by Bogus. Funding snow school, search, and rescue, and fantastic staff and amenities. 

Bogus Basin is just one of just a handful of non-profit recreation areas in the country, dedicated to our mission of providing accessible, affordable and fun year-round mountain recreation and education.

Do your part to support Bogus Basin by making your tax-deductible contribution today!

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag

Summer Activities at Bogus Basin

The average temperature at Bogus Basin from March to May is between 40 and 50 degrees. While spring is one of the Valley's wetter seasons, the chance of precipitation is roughly 20% and no more than an inch in one day; in fact, Boise has close to 206 sunny days per year! 

Glade Runner Mountain Coaster

Idaho's ONLY mountain coaster, this screaming-fast thrill ride, takes you down 4,330 feet of mountain sidetracks. Both a driver and one passenger can ride the cart together. 

Bungee Trampoline

Break the laws of gravity at 7,000 feet above sea level! During the 5-minute session you can strap into the bungee-trampoline combo and flip, hop, and bounce to your heart's content.

Climbing Wall

Using an auto belay system, the 32-foot climbing wall is a fun activity that gets you above everyone and embraces some killer views. For the competitive types, you can race a friend against the built-in timers. A 15-minute climbing session is available with purchase of a ticket.

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag

Summer Tubing

Tubing isn't just for the snowy winter months. With two specialty lanes, you can bomb down the 300 ft. hill either solo or racing the tube next to you. 60-minutes of tubing in the summer is unforgettable. 

Scenic Chairlift Rides

Both Morning Star and Deer Point lifts are running during the summer season. They can give you one of the most breathtaking views of the Boise National Forest, Sawtooth Mountains, and Downtown Boise. 

Other Activities In Spring and Summer

  • Free Events
    • Yoga on the Mountain
    • Concert Series
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Disc Golf Course
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag

Less than an hour's drive from Boise, Bogus Basin is the Treasure Valley’s recreational oasis. There are plenty of year-round opportunities for outdoor activities, free concerts, yoga classes and more! Show us your adventures by tagging #TotallyBoise when you post to social media. We’ll see you up there!

Check out the full line-up of activities here:

Bogus Basin Summer Activities

Heading up to Bogus while there is still snow on the ground? Check out these previous blogs on how to maximize your snow-venture at Bogus Basin.

How to Spend the Day at Bogus Basin This Winter 2021

How to Prepare for Another Epic Snow Season At Bogus Basin

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