Bogus Basin Mountain Resort Ski Jobs
- Employment: Bogus Basin Job Listings
- Population: Boise 205,671
- Snow Report
- Annual Snowfall: 250″
- Ski Season: November-April
- Chamber of Commerce
- Visitors Bureau
- Average Cost 1-bedroom Apartment: $550-$600
- Lift Ticket Prices
- Local Newspaper: Idaho Statesman
Bogus Basin is not widely known among destination ski resorts; it does, however, offer serious skiers excellent night-skiing opportunities and an escape from the crowded conditions of the mega-resorts. The slopes offer spectacular views of tall forests and expansive valleys, and at night the city of Boise comes alive in a flicker of lights and activity.
The ski area’s name stems from the 1860s gold-rush days, when a bogus mining claim made it evident that counterfeit gold was being manufactured in the valley from iron pyrite.
Bogus Basin’s 2,600 acres and forty-six trails sport a variety of terrain for all types of skiers. The runs are marked 22 percent beginner, 45 percent advanced, and 33 percent expert. The area also has one of the largest ski schools in the Northwest with 130 instructors on staff. There are approximately 37 kilometers of cross-country trails and a complete Nordic facility as well. Snowboarders are welcome at Bogus Basin.
This area has many cross-country ski opportunities, sleigh rides, hot tubs, and saunas to enjoy in addition to downhill skiing. Call the ski area at (208) 336-4500 highlighting for more information.
Swimming, hiking the Nordic trails, fishing in mountain lakes and streams, boating, and many more alpine pastimes are readily available in this area. Contact the Visitors Bureau for details.
Dining choices are limited in the area near the base of the mountain, but visitors can make the short trip to Boise for a wide range of dining experiences.
Getting to Bogus Basin is quite easy. As the only major population center in the area, Boise has a modern, mid-sized airport served by most major airlines. Bogus itself is only sixteen miles away, but the small, winding road usually takes about thirty minutes to navigate. No public transportation is available between Boise and Bogus, but many locals find it’s easy to find a ride by hitchhiking at the base of the mountain near Berg’s Ski Shop. Limited local transportation is available. Contact the Mayflower School Bus at (208) 344-5572.
Employees in this area must find their own apartments or other accommodations. Subscribe to the papers and contact local realtors for real estate listings or look for this information online. Because there is no housing on the mountain, most seasonal workers live in Boise, a thirty-minute drive from the resort.
Visit the resort website for employment information. Local papers also list area job opportunities. Students at nearby Boise State University provide a number of evening and weekend workers, so the search for a part-time job could be competitive.