Skiers looking for an option near Boise are lucky to have one of Idaho’s best ski resorts almost on their doorstep. Bogus Basin ski area has been the go-to winter destination for skiers and snowboarders for many decades. But there are other options within a 120-mile radius for those looking for some different slopes.
Skiers wanting to head further afield within the state might like to take a look at more detailed round-up of Idaho Ski Resorts…
Bogus Basin dates back almost 80 years to when the first chairlift was installed in the woods to the north of Boise. The skiing is a good mix of different standards served by 11 lifts covering a skiable terrain of 2600 acres. The vertical drop is 1800 feet and the longest run at the ski resort is just under 8000 feet.
Distance from Boise: 19 miles
Tamarack Resort is one of the newest in the USA, opening in 2004 as a four-season destination resort on Lake Cascade in central Idaho. The ski resort is known for its glade skiing and offers 1100 acres of skiing served by seven lifts. The vertical drop between the valley and the top station is 2800 feet.
Distance from Boise: 95 miles
Little Ski Hill
Little Ski Hill is a small community-run ski area just outside the town of McCall in central Idaho. It has a single T-Bar lift which serves six runs on just over 400 feet of vertical. The ski hill offers night skiing from the late afternoon onwards on weekdays and full day skiing on weekends. There is also a terrain park.
Distance from Boise: 110 miles
Driving from Boise to the skiing at Soldier Mountain takes just under two hours in good conditions. The small ski area just outside Fairfield offers three lifts and 36 runs with a 1400 foot vertical on the in-bounds skiing, as well as private snow cat skiing on a further 2000 acres of back-country terrain.
Distance from Boise: 112 miles
The skiing at Brundage Mountain north of McCall started in the Sixties. The ski resort has an interesting mix of wide groomed runs suitable for intermediate skiers and challenging glade skiing for experts. It also has a massive back-country skiing area covering 18,000 acres which is served by a ski resort snowcat service.
Distance from Boise: 116 miles
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