Anyone who followed our trip last summer knows that we fell for Boise big time. Between the great restaurants, the awesome food co-op, and the fun workouts at the local YMCA, the city seems custom-made for The Fit Trip. Since we visited during the summer, we didn’t get to take advantage of one of the coolest things about Boise: its proximity to Bogus Basin, a ski resort that’s only about a 45-minute drive from the city. But we’ve been before, and we’re huge fans.
As ski areas go, Bogus isn’t a big player—Sun Valley is the big name when it comes to Idaho skiing, with Bogus flying way under the radar. And that’s exactly why we love it. There’s a good mix of fun beginner/intermediate runs and more challenging black diamonds, the snow is consistently good, and the lines at the lifts are almost never longer than just a few people. Best of all, for a sport that’s not exactly known for being affordable, the skiing here is pretty cheap (day passes are $48, and season passes start at $199).
This year, Bogus already has a great base (25 inches), and 10 new inches of fresh powder have fallen in the past few days—just in time for opening day, on Thanksgiving. Like most people, we’ll be sitting around the dinner table eating more than we should that day. And while we’re thrilled to be spending the holiday with our families, we can’t pretend there’s not a tiny part of us that wouldn’t love to be at Bogus, schussing down the slopes with the locals.