Bogus Basin Challenge

Note:

In these pandemic times, this challenge will be done on your own. There is no organized support, no pre-party, no after party, and currently no awards. Bogus Basin is our local ski area here in Boise. The Bogus Basin Challenge is designed with our local ski area in mind but realistically, the format could be adapted to your local mountain too.

Objective: ski every run at Bogus Basin in a single day

We are using the term "ski" to mean "descend the run by any means you want", as long as it's allowed. So you can ski, board, ride, whatever you want to call it.

There are conflicting accounts of just how may runs Bogus has. For this challenge, that number is 77 (listed below). This includes all the named runs from Bogus's map (here) that we've deemed to be real runs - we discarded simple cat tracks or little connectors that really just join two real runs.

That's it! Ski all 77 runs in a single day. You can connect them however you want, but you must ski the entire run: skiing diagonally across Triumph, Night Hawk, and Bonanza counts as 0 runs, not 3. You can however get multiple runs in one trip down the mountain if they connect end to end, like Upper Ridge to Sourdough to Stewart's Bowl. The most efficient we have seen is skiing all 77 runs in 52 trips down the mountain. So planning your route is important - and remember to factor in how to get those runs that are going to require 2 chairs to get to. Have fun and good luck!

The Runs:

  1. ALPINE

  2. B-2

  3. B-3

  4. BEAR PAW

  5. BITTERROOT BASIN

  6. BLACKHAWK

  7. BOGUS CREEK TRAIL

  8. BONANZA

  9. BOWL

  10. BUCKHORN

  11. BUTTERCUP TRAIL

  12. CABIN TRAVERSE

  13. CASCADE

  14. CLAIM JUMPER

  15. COACH'S CORNER

  16. COMEBACK

  17. CONNECTOR

  18. CORN PATCH

  19. DEADWOOD

  20. EASY WAY DOWN

  21. EUREKA

  22. GOOD ENOUGH

  23. GREENIE'S RUN

  24. HOGSBACK

  25. LANDO'S MOJO

  26. LAST CHANCE

  27. LAZY MARY

  28. LIBERTY

  29. LIGHTNING

  30. LOWER BONANZA

  31. LOWER NUGGET

  32. LOWER PARADISE

  33. LOWER RIDGE

  34. LUCKY FRIDAY

  35. LULU

  36. MAJESTIC

  37. MAMBO MEADOWS

  38. MARY'S RIDGE

  39. MATCHLESS

  40. MORNING STAR

  41. NIGHTHAWK

  42. NITRO

  43. NORTHSLOPE

  44. NUGGET BOWLS

  45. OMAR'S INSPIRATION

  46. PARADISE

  47. PINE CREEK BOWL

  48. PLAYGROUND

  49. POWER LINE

  50. SECOND CHANCE

  51. SHAKER RIDGE

  52. SHAMROCK

  53. SHINDIG

  54. SHOWCASE

  55. SILVER QUEEN

  56. SLEEPY CONNECTOR

  57. SLEEPY HOLLOW

  58. SMUGGLER

  59. SNOOZER

  60. SOURDOUGH

  61. STEWART'S BOWL

  62. STUMP BOWL

  63. SUNBEAM

  64. SUNSET

  65. SUNSHINE

  66. SUPERIOR

  67. TEMPEST

  68. THE TRIANGLE

  69. TIGER

  70. TRIUMPH

  71. UPPER NUGGET

  72. UPPER PARADISE

  73. UPPER RIDGE

  74. UPPER SUPERIOR

  75. WAR EAGLE

  76. WIDOWMAKER

  77. WILDCAT