January 11, 2023 (BOISE, ID)– Bogus Basin announced today that 1,200 students will compete in the 2023 School Race Program. This marks the 64th year for the program, which begins Saturday, January 14 at the non-profit recreation area. Students representing 42 middle schools and 37 high schools from across the Treasure Valley will participate in fun and friendly ski and snowboard competitions over the next six weekends.
Over the years, Bogus Basin has expanded the program to include downhill, freestyle and Nordic events for athletes of all levels; many students compete in multiple events. Participants in the program are eligible for lift ticket and rental equipment discounts, and additional financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
The program relies upon the support of over 150 volunteer advisors, most are school teachers who promote the race program at their schools and spend their Saturdays assisting with the races and other events, including the Snow Dance Party, and St. Luke’s helmet decorating contest.
Races are scheduled Saturdays in Bogus Basin’s Bitterroot Basin from January 14 through February 18. Students who participate in three or more races will be eligible to compete in the annual Dotty Clark Memorial Races, February 23 and 24.
About Bogus Basin
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is the largest nonprofit recreation area in the country. It is a 501(C)(3) 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; eleven lifts and three people-mover carpets; an 800-foot tubing hill, and a 4,251 foot Mountain Coaster. The Nordic Center offers 37 kilometers of groomed trails. Environmental education and community outreach programs serve over 20,000 individuals annually, primarily youth. Summer activities include the mountain coaster, mountain biking, events, hiking and chairlift service for hike and bike transport. Bogus Basin is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest. www.bogusbasin.org