Bogus Basin

Boise's best local ski hill.
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Boise's best local ski hill.
Bogus Basin

Bogus Basin is much more than the day hill skiers would expect of a seven-chair mountain so close to a city (16 miles from Boise). Bogus is a community-owned, full-service destination resort. Boise's Amtrak station brings in the destination skiers, and lodging both at the base and on the mountain keeps them on the slopes. Basically, Bogus is big. And, like British Columbia's Red Mountain, Bogus has 360-degree skiing around its highest peak. Shafer Butte, at 7,582 feet, is reached on the front side by the Superior lift, and on the back by Pine Creek lift. Don't miss the back side. It's like the front, only pumped up. The other peak, 7,070-foot Dear Point, is accessed by the Deer Point lift from Bogus Creek Lodge, and via the Showcase lift.What about the name Bogus BasinY