Feb. 18, 2016

Adaptive Skiing at Bogus

Learning to ski rarely goes according to plan."The parents come to me in tears," said Fernando Veloz.  But at Bogus Basin, those are tears of joy. "They say how happy they are just to see their child out enjoying the wintertime," said Veloz, a co-director of Recreation Unlimited's adaptive skiing program at Bogus Basin.

For more than 35 years, the program lets individuals with hearing or visual impairments, developmental disabilities or limited to no usage of limbs learn to ski. "It gives these students a whole new level of confidence with what they can do and how they can do it," said John Mulligan, the other co-director of the program. "Our motto is 'if I can do this, I can do anything.'" Mulligan said the group has 60 students and 50 instructors.

Jan. 27, 2016

Chase the Sun at Bogus Basin

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area north of Boise is one of the few areas in the country where there’s skiing and snowboarding 360 degrees around the mountain.  As the sun makes its way around the mountain, it tends to leave prime conditions in its wake. Those who follow those rays are rewarded with soft snow conditions that are perfect for carving turns.

You can thank Idaho’s skiing pioneers for Bogus Basin’s location and the opportunity to follow the sun. Early skiers who were scouting places to build a ski area in the late 1930s skied more than 100 miles of mountain terrain from Pilot Peak, about 15 air miles northeast of Idaho City, past the Boise Front overlooking Boise, and to the Boise Ridge toward Horseshoe Bend Summit. 

There were no lifts. The explorers had to earn their turns. Imagine exploring all that terrain — hiking across snow on skis and then getting turns on the downhill areas. When ski champion Alf Engen and others came upon the Shafer Butte area, he declared it the ski area everyone was looking for, and the idea for Bogus Basin was born.

Oct. 26, 2015

Bogus Basin Selects New General Manager

by Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Brad Wilson as the new general manager. On November 9th, Wilson will become the seventh general manager in the history of the non-profit recreation area.

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Dec. 18, 2015

Bogus Basin: Boise’s Year-Round Playground

by Marissa Lovell

Resting 16 miles above Boise’s core, Bogus Basin is an outdoor enthusiast's dream come true. Mountain bikers, trail runners, skiers and snowshoers flock to the easily accessible, all-season outdoor hub for their daily dose of Idaho mountain air.

Ever wondered what the history was behind Bogus Basin?

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Sep. 2, 2015

Bogus Basin unveils ‘road map’ for year-round plans

Community leaders in Boise revealed exciting plans Tuesday for Boise’s hometown winter recreation area - Bogus Basin. “I can tell you that what you are seeing happening up at Bogus this summer is a preview and kind of an anchor of what’s to come.” It’s the kinds of summer recreation the public wants to see.

Mar. 6, 2017

Bogus Basin, The Friendliest Ski Resort on the Planet

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, just 16 miles up the hill from Boise, Idaho, is the largest and most successful non-profit ski area in the country. How in the world does this work without a profit motive? With a lot of love, caring and a tremendous army of local volunteers who care about the treasure they have in their own backyard. Here’s the remarkable story of how this ski resort first evolved and now thrives. 

Mar. 17, 2016

Unidentified Flying Objects at Bogus Basin

Bogus Basin Ski Instructors with LED Suits

Bogus Basins very own ski instructors donned LED light suits in an order to showcase the 23 inches of new snow received over the past week. 

Mar. 14, 2016

Aaron Paul’s Private Idaho - Men’s Journal

Since his breakout role in Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul has never shied away from intense roles. For the most part his characters are positioned at a critical life precipice, a stage at which every next decision could be the one that completely unravels everything. Such is the case for his latest film, Eye In The Sky, in which he portrays a drone pilot ordered to carry out a deadly strike on an area in Kenya where young children are playing. Caught in a struggle between his conscious and his commanding officer, played by Helen Mirren, he does everything in his power to spare an innocent life. 

"I just love stories with conflict," Paul tells us from his suite in the Waldorf Astoria in New York. "I wasn't very familiar with drone warfare when I first started on this movie, but the more I learned, the more I was fascinated in these soldiers' ability to compartmentalize. Would I be able to pull the trigger? Absolutely not. But that's why I could never do what these guys do."

His other recent projects, Triple 9 and Hulu's new cult-based series The Path are just as affecting, leaving us to ask how Paul chooses to decompresses from these arduous shoots. His answer lies in his home state, Idaho, where he has a secluded cabin to get away from it all.

Mar. 10, 2017

Bogus Basin Plans 4.3 Million Dollar Expansion

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area unveiled a $4.3 Million dollar plan to expand the ski resort to an all season adventure attraction. It will include a complete overhaul of the current amphitheater, expanded lodge seating, an upgraded dining experience, a zip line and ropes course, and the installation of a year round mountain coaster. The mountain coaster is scheduled to open August 1st, while the other improvements will be open by July 1st.

Dec. 7, 2015

College of Idaho Named A Top School for Skiers & Snowboarders

The College of Idaho has been featured as one of “America’s Best Colleges for Skiing and Snowboarding” by the website BestColleges.com. The C of I ranks No. 22 overall and is the only Idaho school on the national list of 25 colleges and universities. Featured schools were chosen based on proximity to resorts, affordability, accessibility, and the availability of student skiing and snowboarding clubs. 


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Dec. 21, 2017

‘High Thrill and Low Skill’: Bogus Basin’s New Mountain Coaster Will Leave You Smiling

There’s a new way to speed down the mountain at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area — and you don’t need a lesson, gear or athleticism.

The Glade Runner mountain coaster opens Friday. Its 4,330-foot track will pull you 800 vertical feet up the mountain from Simplot Lodge toward Pioneer Lodge, then send you on a joyride of twists, turns, dips and 360s on more than a half-mile of track.

Mar. 28, 2016

Bogus Basin & Boise School District Gave Students Winter Sports Opportunity

Students from throughout the Boise School District hit the slopes for two days in February for an all-expenses-paid day at Bogus Basin with equipment rental, ski and snowboard lessons, lunch, and transportation.

The trip, part of a partnership between Bogus Basin and Boise School District, was earned by hundreds of students enrolled in AVID, a program that targets students in the academic middle who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. The incentive was awarded to junior high and senior high school-age students who achieved certain GPA and attendance benchmarks.