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When December hits, Boise is a festive wonderland. Not only does the city sparkle with lights and holiday decorations, it also offers a whole new set of activities for those willing to brave the cold. You can ski, snowboard, tube, sled, snowshoe and so much more in the City of Trees. The temperature might have dropped, but our winters are fairly mild and dry, although you can always find snow in the mountains.

Bogus Basin

Bogus Basin is a year-round recreation destination. Along with riding a scenic chairlift, you can mountain bike, hike, climb a rock wall and ride horses all season long. Bogus has 23 well-marked, accessible trails. Not to mention a bungy jump and a disc golf course.

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The City of Trees is also known as the City of Shopping. Come find out why.
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Mother and daughter looking at Christmas lights in a garden

Travel Tips

Average temperature range: 25-45F

Winter in Boise is incredible. We have tons of fun things to do, whether you want to ski, tube, snowboard or just take in the winter beauty. You can be on the mountain skiing and then back at your hotel’s hot tub within an hour. It can get cold and snowy during winter, especially in the mountains, so pack accordingly. Here’s more of what you can do in the snow, too.

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