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Bogus Basin with a light dusting of snow.

Let It Snow: 3 Charming Winter Activities in Boise


There’s no better way to mark the end of fall semester than by celebrating the beginning of winter! To help get you started, IDENTITY Boise has put together a quick list of fun winter activities to do right here in Boise. Check it out.

Where Can You Ski or Board in Boise?

Hit the slopes at Bogus Basin! This local ski hill in the Treasure Valley is great for all skill levels, so whether you’re a beginner who’s taking their first trip into the snowy mountains or an enthusiast who lives to strap a pair of skis or a board to your feet, Bogus Basin is the place to get your ski on in Boise. If skiing or snowboarding isn’t your thing or you simply want to round out your adventure, you can also go tubing at this Boise County gem.

What Are Some Fun Nighttime Winter Activities?

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Idaho Botanical Garden is hosting its Winter Garden aGlow throughout the remainder of the year. This event boasts a whimsical nighttime display of lights and decorations, transforming the garden “into a twinkling wonderland.” Did we mention free cookies and hot cocoa? Yes, please! You must purchase your timed ticket in advance and space is limited, so plan your trip accordingly.

What if You Want to Stay Warm?

Are you up for a road trip? There are a number of commercial and public hot springs nearby. If you’re looking for the resort experience, The Springs is located near Idaho City, just a 45-minute drive from downtown Boise. If you’re up for camping, head out to Hot Springs Campground, near Garden Valley, and enjoy a nice soak.

Looking for more fun things to do around the neighborhood? There’s so much to do and it’s all so close to home. Whatever you do, have fun and enjoy the holiday season. You’ve earned it!


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