Bogus Basin Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Idaho in USA. The resort is in the town of Boise, ID.
We recently ranked all of Idaho's ski resorts, so you can see where Bogus Basin stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Bogus Basin is a part of the Powder Alliance pass network. This pass allows you to buy a season ticket at your home slope, then be able to use it to ski up to three free days at the rest of the participating resorts.
There are numerous options to stay at Bogus Basin around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Bogus Basin Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Bogus Basin has a total of 90 ski trails, which are serviced by 10 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 2,600 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,052 hectares, 4.1 square miles, or 10.5 square kilometers.
Bogus Basin's slopes see on average 250 inches (6.4 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 20 feet every year!
Bogus Basin Ski Resort Elevation
Bogus Basin Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,590 feet, or 2,313 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 5,790 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,800 feet (549 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Bogus Basin's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Bogus Basin Ski Resort Difficulty Level
60.4out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Bogus Basin has 2,600 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Bogus Basin's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 47% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 43% as expert.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Bogus Basin Ski Resort good for beginners?
Bogus Basin is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 57% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Bogus Basin Ski Resort Location
Bogus Basin Ski Resort is located in the state of Idaho, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Boise, ID.
Boise, ID 83716 USA
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Getting to Bogus Basin Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Bogus Basin Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.76000, -116.10000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Boise, ID to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Bogus Basin.
|Boise Airport||BOI||Boise, ID||15 mi|
|Friedman Memorial Airport||SUN||Hailey, ID||92 mi|
|Joslin Field Magic Valley Regional Airport||TWF||Twin Falls, ID||120 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Bogus Basin Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Bogus Basin Ski Resort.
|Little Ski Hill||McCall, ID||5,700 ft||30%||81 mi|
|Soldier Mountain||Stanley, ID||7,150 ft||41%||82 mi|
|Tamarack Resort||Tamarak, ID||7,700 ft||65%||83 mi|
|Brundage Mountain||New Meadows, ID||7,640 ft||45%||89 mi|
Bogus Basin Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||7,590 ft|
|Base Elevation||5,790 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,800 ft|
(10% Beginner, 47% Intermediate, 43% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||250 inches|