Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation (BBSEF) is the Treasure Valley's premier ski and snowboard program. Located in Boise and operating at Bogus Basin, we offer winter programs for children and adults. Whether you are a recreational skier or snowboarder l

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Celebrate sharing the love of skiing and riding

with a toast to the past and support for the future!


Equal parts skiers' reunion and new member meet and greet, Welcome Winter is where old friends welcome new friends to BBSEF.  We dream of the season ahead and raise funds that help the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation deliver on the promise of sharing the joy of competition with Treasure Valley youth. 


Reserve October 23, 2020 on your calendar for the 28th annual Welcome Winter! The festivities begin online at 7:00 pm with a cocktail happy hour with the Gala to follow at 7:30. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we celebrate putting smiles on kids' faces while they build a lifelong love of sport.


Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation

 Hall Of Fame

Inaugural Class of 2018

Dick Vandenburg

Gary Krause

Sydney Spencer

Tom Mannschreck

Class of 2019
The Bolinder Richards FamilyWith Special Recognition To:
Tina Bolinder Richards, Tim Richards,
 Clint Bolinder and Blake Richards

We will celebrate the 2020 class at the next live Welcome Winter event!


The Carma Q Burnett Award for Distinguished Service

2018- Bobby Garrison

2019 - Barry Young

We will celebrate the 2020 CQB award recipient at the next live Welcome Winter event!


To date, Welcome Winter has

  • Funded gates, start ramps, timing shacks, hardware, software, coaches' coats, video equipment and vans as well as furniture, shelving and flooring for the Jason Harper Training Center
  • Helped BBSEF grow into a program that offers development opportunities for competitive skiers and snowboarders ages six to 199; from Mitey Mite to high school, to USSA, FIS and Masters competitors

Best of all, Welcome Winter makes it possible for BBSEF athletes to apply the discipline of sport to success as Olympians, scholars and leaders in their communities.

Together, we build healthy communities through competition.