Photo: Diane Taylor, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce
For years, residents of Boise, Idaho, have watched storms roll off the plains of the Great Basin into the higher elevations of the Rockies bringing ample precipitation of the frozen variety. The obscure mini metro area developed a core snow culture far from the spotlights of Colorado or Utah. Boiseans reveled, hidden under the guise of words like sleeper, out of the way, and undiscovered. But, in a state primarily know for its starchy root vegetables, Boise has cellared its former obscurity along with millions of potatoes. It just so happens that Idaho spuds taste delicious when paired with cheap beer, good eats, and healthy portions of powdah. Though it may lack the popularity of Colorado, the gnar of Utah, or the acreage of Whistler, ripping mountains and a quirky attitude make Boise a fun, funky, and downright awesome ski destination.