Oct. 30, 2015

What’s New in Idaho This Ski Season

Idaho is home to 18 ski areas offering everything from world-class resorts with beautifully groomed runs and glades of feather-light powder for all skiing and boarding abilities, to small community ski areas for sliding on a budget.  Collectively with more than 28,000 leg-burning vertical feet, 20,000 skiable acres and a wide array of Nordic trails, terrain parks, cat ski operations, heli-ski opportunities and tubing hills, Idaho has become a hub for skiers and boarders seeking blue skies, fresh powder and few crowds.

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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