SnowSchool Sponsors


REI has generously supported the national SnowSchool program with a recent contribution to support the Bogus Basin SnowSchool. We thank REI for their invaluable partnership.



The only thing more demanding than winter weather is the group of snow fanatics that we’re happy to call our customers and partners, like the dedicated folks at the SnowSchool and Winter Wildlands Alliance. Atlas snowshoes are available at sporting goods and outdoor retailers world-wide. For more information about Atlas Snow-Shoe Company, please visit

MSR (Mountain Safety Research ®) is proud to support the Winter Wildlands Alliance SnowSchool and help protect public lands and wilderness areas for recreational use while introducing the wonders of winter outdoor recreation to our youth. MSR snowshoes are available worldwide For more information visit




Summer Camp Education Speciailst position available

Do you enjoy working with kids and teens? Would you rather spend the day running through the forest and hiking than be indoors? Do you have a passion for nature and enjoy sharing that with others? If you exclaimed, "yes!", to these questions Mountain Discovery Camp may be just the summer job you're looking for.

                                                                                                         Photo by Katelyn Taylor

The Bogus Basin Mountain Discovery Camp program is now in its eighth year and aims to get kids outside, active, and learning about the wonders of nature in the Boise National Forest. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is seeking exceptionally passionate individuals to help engage hundreds of local youth in this critically important environmental education program. The Education Specialist will work alongside Mountain Discovery Camp directors to facilitate exceptional outdoor experiences for youth campers and university interns, as well as assist the directors with various program logistics and camp preparation. Individuals will develop outdoor leadership skills, teaching skills, and knowledge of local ecology and natural history. With your help local kids will spend their days studying mysterious animal tracks, exploring mountain ecology, learning important survival skills, hiking to the top of Mores Mountain, and making new friends. Come join us!

To apply for the Mountain Discovery Camp Education Specialist postion please fill out the online application by following this link:

and send your resume to Ilyse at

Summer intership placements also avilable. Email for more information.                            


Check out Mountain Discovery Camp in action!

Last spring, Bogus Basin's Outdoor Learning programs- SnowSchool and Mountain Discovery Camp, were the proud recipients of Idaho Power's Powering Tomorrow Grants. It is thanks to such generous and invested community support from organizations, such as Idaho Power, that we can offer affordable, exciting outdoor experiences for the youth of the Treasure Valley. 

Mountain Discovery Camp is featured in a short video that highlights two other recipients of the Powering Tomorrow Grant. Check it out to see our summer program in action (Mountain Discovery Camp is the last organization featured in this video; be sure to stick around to view it)

For those that are interested in signing up a child (9-12 years old) for Mountain Discvoery Camp or a teen (12-16 years old) for Mountain Discovery Teen Camp, you can do so through Boise Parks and Recreation's Summer Activity Guide. You can sign your child up online by following the link below. Keyword Seach: mountain discovery camp Keyword Search Options: Match All Words. Registration opens April 20th.

Don't miss out! Come join us at Bogus Basin for a summer you're sure to never forget!


Bogus Basin SnowSchool wraps up another successful season!

The snowshoes are on back on the rack till next winter!  Check out our new video featuring SnowSchool educators reflecting on their experiences at Bogus Basin: 


Snowpack Prediction Contest

Check out our cool contest for SnowSchool students and teachers happening now:


Snow Science Training!

Hi there SnowSchool-ers,
Tomorrow is our last training day of a great training session. We just got back from a wonderful day of hiking with Edna as our guide. Conditions were unreal! Huge flakes falling, untouched snow, it was magical. Thanks to each of you who made it out for Ecology Day. Such a blast and so informational, as always.
TomorrowTuesday, January 6th is Snow Science training with FS hydrologist Brian Anderson. It's sure to be a very educational training for us all. As usual, carpoool will meet at 8:45am outside the downtown office. Park on Parkhill Dr. If you'd like to drive yourself, feel free to meet us at the Nordic Lodge around 9:30 or so. Plan to spend the majority of the day in the snow (lots of layers and warm clothing). Bring lunch, water, notepad if you'd like to take notes. We'll plan on heading back to Boise around 3pm at the very latest. 
Our first day of SnowSchool is THIS WEDNESDAY! We're still short one leader on Wednesday and two on Thursday. Please let me know if you can help! Let's make sure we kick off this season well. 
Thanks so much for being part of this program. So excited to get started. And thanks to all of you who have joined us for trainings and made each day such a blast!