Boise State University ranks No. 3 on Outbound.com’s list of the Top 20 United States Colleges for Outdoor Adventures.
The website stated that the natural areas surrounding Boise State provide abundant outdoor opportunities. The university is surrounded by Idaho’s Rocky Mountains and the Great Basin deserts, which are home to the nation’s best trails for mountain biking, an area where three rivers come together and rocks that are steeply pitched.
Students who love winter sports can drive approximately 20 minutes from downtown Boise to find deep snow and the Bous Basin Ski Resort is open from the end of January until mid-March, where a night of skiing costs $25 per trip.
The Outdoor Program at Boise State also offers multiple courses. These include rock climbing, backpacking and rafting. Also offered by the Outdoor Program is the Season Pass. This annual pass costs $199 and gives students the opportunity to attend one weekend trip and one day trip each semester. It also allows for one free scheduled night ski and the Bogus Basin Ski Resort.
Students who buy the Season Pass can also take advantage of rental and trip discounts.