You’ll be forgiven for not thinking of Boise as a ski town. Only about a foot of snow falls in the city each winter. A mere 16 miles north and 3,400 vertical feet higher, Bogus Basin, in the Boise Ridge Mountains, multiplies those feet of snow by 18 (give or take a few). While Bogus and its 2,600 acres of terrain won’t ever be called a destination ski resort—if you want that, Sun Valley is three hours north—it is one of the better “town hills” around. Founded in 1942, Bogus has more night skiing terrain than any other resort in the Northwest and, if neither downhill skiing nor snowboarding is your thing, there’s a tubing hill with an 800-foot drop (do you have any idea how fast a tube can get going on a sheet of ice that drops 800 vertical feet?) and 3,237 kilometers of cross-country skiing trails. Come summer there are hiking and mountain biking trails open (for free) to the public. Bogus Basin is by far one of the top things to do in Boise, whether you like winter or summer outdoor activities.
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