Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area
Bogus Basin sunset © Bogus Basin Resort
Bogus Basin, the remarkable recreation area in Boise's backyard, has grown from a small ski hill with a rope tow into a large holiday ski destination with seven chairlifts, three lodges, night skiing and Nordic trails. Rental, repair and retail shops are on site, as are a ski and snowboarding school and tubing hill. During the summer, a frisbee golf course is set up on the thawed-out trails, and nature hikes and children's camps are offered. Only forty minutes' drive from downtown Boise, Bogus Basin is a popular day or weekend excursion from the city.