Boise School District Students Earn Special Outing to Bogus Basin

Blue Oval With Bogus Basin In The Center

February 6, 2017 (BOISE, ID)– Nearly 400 Treasure Valley students will soon have a chance to try skiing or snowboarding at Bogus Basin, many for the very first time. The outing, part of an ongoing partnership between Bogus Basin and Boise School District, was earned by students enrolled in AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). The AVID program targets students in the academic middle who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. The day trip to Bogus Basin includes equipment rental, ski and snowboard lessons, lift ticket, lunch, and transportation.

The incentive was awarded to junior high and senior high school aged students who achieved certain academic benchmarks. “This collaboration is an example of how Bogus Basin works with community partners to achieve our mission of making local mountain recreation affordable and accessible,” said Susan Saad, Bogus Basin Director of Community Relations.

“We believe that it is important to provide the chance for youth to experience the outdoor environment that is so close to Boise, but that many students don’t have the opportunity to explore. Our hope is that exposing children to this fun and special environment will help cultivate an appreciation and interest in spending time in the outdoors.”

-Susan Saad, Director of Community Relations

This marks the fourth season that Bogus Basin and Boise School District have collaborated on the AVID program project, and over 1,000 students have participated. Teachers report that the incentive influences students to perform better academically, fostered a “team” mentality, and encouraged them to learn new skills in a supportive and welcoming atmosphere.

Avid Student Outings to Bogus Basin: Schedule of Events:

Monday, February 6th (111 students)

Tuesday, February 7th (105 students)

Monday, February 13th (64 students)

Tuesday, February 14th (106 students)


9:00am-9:30am: Arrive at mountain

10:00am-12:00pm: Lesson times

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch at Simplot Lodge

1:00-2:00pm: Load buses for return

About Bogus Basin

Bogus Basin is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging the community to provide accessible, affordable, and fun year-round mountain recreation and education. Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin offers 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain, and 165 acres for night skiing; seven lifts and two people-moving carpets; and an 800-foot tubing hill. The Nordic Center offers 37 kilometers of groomed trails. Summer activities include mountain biking, amphitheater events, disc golf, private events, and hiking. Bogus Basin is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest.