Gateway Parks

If you want to hit the slopes in winter the best option is Bogus Basin, an excellent non-profit ski area in the Boise Range, about an hour away. Much closer and perfect for kids, there’s fun in the snow where you might not expect it, at Eagle Island State Park. November to March, five minutes from Star, an expansive winter sports zone takes shape in the park, with a series of parallel tubing runs along with a terrain park skiing and snowboarding. The tubing runs are surprisingly fast, and there’s a magic carpet ride to pull you back to the top to begin again.

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