Outdoors Blog

Boise’s inversion creates stunning vistas from above; 3 runs to try at Bogus Basin

I went alpine and Nordic skiing at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area on Saturday — and it was quite a day to escape the Treasure Valley floor. While the city was stuck with a gray inversion, there was blue sky aplenty at the ski area. And with the cloud layer rising to 5,000 feet or so, the views were amazing. The clouds with rock outcroppings like Stack Rock and mountain ranges such as the Owyhees poking through made it feel like you were looking at islands in an ocean. I took some video throughout the day from various locations at Bogus, including the sunset viewed from the Nordic Highway. Check out the video above.

Also last week, I asked Bogus Basin marketing assistant Lynne Wieland to take me on a video tour that highlighted a run for each of three categories: a customer favorite, a go-to spot for beautiful photos and an overlooked gem. Watch the video below to see what she chose — and why.