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Snow Much Fun: Pass Options, Rentals and Lessons at Bogus Basin

When you want to ski, snowboard, snowshoe or tube, Bogus Basin has everything you need. This year-round playground is a mere 16 miles from Boise and gets over roughly 200 inches of snow a season. You can spend a half day or full day shredding the slopes or just come up in the evening for a twilight session. Ski season generally runs from December to April.

In all, Bogus has over 2,600 acres of skiable terrain, 88 named runs, 10 lifts (including 4-high speed quads), and 360-degree mountain access. Give yourself as much time as possible to explore all that Bogus has to offer. Also, keep in mind that Bogus Basin is a nonprofit mountain recreation area. That means 100% of profits go back into equipment, facilities, education, outreach and more. Your lift tickets translate into real good for the mountain and the community.

Day Pass Options

Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding

You can get lift tickets for a full day, half day, or twilight session (3 p.m.–close). Pricing varies by age, as indicated below. Check prices here:

Adult (18-69)
Teens (13-17)
Juniors (7-12)
Children (6 and under)
Seniors (70+)

Nordic Skiing

Pricing varies by age as indicated below. Get details here:

Adult (13-69)
Juniors (7-12)
Children (6 and under)
Seniors (70+)

Winter Tubing

Bogus Basin has an 800-foot snow tubing hill that’s perfect for family fun, birthday groups and snow lovers of all ages. A conveyor lift takes you from the bottom back to the top in minutes. No hiking is required. Check for pricing here.

Rentals

Alpine ski and snowboard rentals

Didn’t bring along your own equipment? No problem. The Bogus Basin Rental Shop is right next to the ski patrol building. You can rent a variety of alpine ski, snowboard and nordic ski equipment.
Full-day rentals start when the mountain opens and end when it closes. Twilight rentals begin at 3 p.m. and end when the mountain closes. Go here for specific hours of operation — they can vary by lift.

You can reserve rentals online, but before you do, reserve your lift ticket first to ensure availability. Reserving equipment does not guarantee access to the mountain.

All alpine ski rental packages include:
Ski
Boots
Poles

Snowboard rental packages include:
Snowboard
Boots
Bindings

Alpine rental prices are different for adults (13+) and kids (12 and under). Go here for specific pricing packages. See a brief description of packages and offerings below.

Adult rental package options include the following:
Performance ski rental package (Can also rent performance rental skis only)
Basic rental ski package (Can also rent skis, boots, poles and helmets separately)
Rental snowboard package (Can also rent snowboard, boots and helmets separately)

Package options for junior skiers (12 and under) include the following:
Rental ski package (Can also rent skis, poles and helmets separately)
Rental snowboard package (Can rent a snowboard or helmet separately)

Nordic skiing, snowshoe and fat tire bike rentals

Head to Frontier Point Lodge for all your nordic, snowshoe and fat tire bike needs. Rentals are available in the following time periods: day-long, open-to-close, or half-day long (1 p.m. to close). All packages include skis, boots and poles. Go here for details.

Rental packages include the following:
Performance skate/classic ski rental package
Adult skate ski rental package
Adult classic ski rental package
Child ski rental package
Snowshoe rental
Chariot child carrier rental
Fat tire bike rental

(Note that skis, boots and poles can also be rented separately for a full day)

Call (208) 332-5100 or (800) 367-4397 for any rental questions.

Lessons

Bogus Basin offers private and group ski lessons for Alpine and Nordic skiing, and multi-week group lessons are also available. Instructors teach people of all ages and skill levels in a safe, encouraging environment.

For questions about lessons or to make a reservation, call (208) 332-5340 (alpine skiing or snowboarding) or (208) 332-5390 (nordic skiing). Go here for more details. See below for additional information about private, semi-private and group lessons.

Private Lessons

Available for snowboarding and alpine skiing for all skill levels. Best to reserve in advance — walk-in lesson availability can vary. You may request an instructor and you get lift line preferences during your lesson.

See the website for times and pricing. Brief summary of options below.

3–6 years old: Private lessons for 3–6-year-olds available in 1, 2 and 3 hour time periods
7+ years old: Private lessons for 7+ available in 2, 3, and 6 hour increments

Semi-private Lessons

Available for ages 7+ for all skill levels and abilities. You control the group and can request an instructor. Group receives lift line preference during the lesson. Groups of similar ages and abilities are recommended. Available in 2, 3 and 6-hour time periods.

Group Lessons 

These lessons are the most affordable way to learn from a certified Bogus Basin instructor. Available for all skill levels grouped by age: 4–6, 7–12 and 13+.

Multi-week Group Lessons

Why take just one lesson? Multi-week group classes are available for specific age ranges and skill levels, including 4–6, 7–12 and 13+. More advanced classes are available for ages 7–17 and 18+.

Nordic Lessons

Enhance your nordic skiing technique or start from square one with group, private or multi-week lessons. Please note, nordic lessons require a reservation. Call the Frontier Point Lodge to make a reservation at (208) 332-5390. Get full nordic lesson details here.

Must be age 8 or older. Pricing available for 1, 2, 3 or 6 people.

Nordic skiing private lessons are offered daily during the normal operating season, however, you are required to call ahead to schedule a private lesson.

Bogus Basin Contact Info

Address: 2600 North Bogus Basin Road
Website: bogusbasin.org
Phone: (208) 332-5100 or (800) 367-4397
Email: info@bogusbasin.org
Snow report: (208) 342-2100 or (800) 696-4511