Bogus Basin Activities

A Non-profit Mountain Recreation in Boise' Backyard

Staying Active is Totally Bogus!

At 7,582 ft above sea level, Shafer Butte and surrounding landscape make up what we Idahoans know as Bogus Basin Resort. Opening its slopes to skiers in 1942, the runs and lifts have been a source of unlimited snow fun for the Treasure Valley. Now with summer activities, the resort has something to do all year round. Only a 16-mile drive from the base of the mountain at the end of Harrison Boulevard, it’s effortless to be enjoying the 2,600 acres of the natural scent of pine or a fresh fall of powder before lunchtime.

Summer Activities at Bogus Basin

Summertime in Boise means long days of sunlight, heading to the hills to beat the heat, and of course, staying active. The Bogus Basin team over recent years has designed their mountain landscape into a paradise of summer activities for everyone.

  • Mountain Bike
  • Hike
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Frisbee Golf Course
  • Glade Runner - Idaho’s Only Mountain Coaster
  • Scenic Chairlift Rides
  • Summer Tubing
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Climbing Wall
  • Shafer Butte Mining Company
  • Community Race Series
  • Music on the Mountain
  • Music on the Patio
  • Yoga on the Mountain
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Winter Activities at Bogus Basin

If the snow is blowing, you must be going. To Bogus that is! With hundreds of inches of snowfall every winter, skiers, snowboards, and winter sports enthusiasts alike flock to the basin every year for a season of ripping good fun. Enjoy the scenic snow-topped trees and stunning views of the valley in the resort's shuttle, or in your own vehicle. Day and season passes are available for purchase as well as gear rentals.

  • Skiing and snowboarding runs for all levels
  • Snowshoeing
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Lessons
  • Winter Tubing
  • Glade Runner - Mountain Coaster
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