Video Transcript – Boise State Bucket List Ep.4 | Winter ’23
[Lauren, Senior, Public Health Major]: Intro Slate. No! Take one. Take two.
[Sawyer, Senior, Communications Major]: Take five.
[Lauren]: Take six.
[Sawyer]: There are few things better than waking up to snow on the mountains.
[Lauren]: I know! It’s a perfect reminder that ski season is officially here and winter activities are in full swing.
[Sawyer]: When the cold weather comes to Boise and our campus is occasionally dusted with snow, you may have to bundle up but the fun doesn’t have to stop.
[Lauren]: Some of my favorite activities to do here in Boise only take place during the winter months, so I get really excited when they roll around. From festive winter markets to sledding to the most picturesque natural hot springs, Idaho has tons of things to do that make it easy to get out of the house and go on an adventure with friends no matter what the weather looks like.
[Lauren]: Hi, my name’s Lauren
[Sawyer]: and my name is Sawyer.
[Lauren]: And we’re back with more must do activities to add to your Boise State Bucket List this winter.
[Sawyer]: Well, Lauren, what is one of the first things you like to do when we have our first snowfall here in Boise?
[Lauren]: As soon as the weather starts to cool down, I love to take a trip to one of the hundreds of natural hot springs that are all around Idaho, and it’s the perfect activity if you want to get out into nature and enjoy the natural mineral water.
[Graphic: Kirkham Hot Springs – 75 mi – 1 hr 40 min by car]
[Sawyer]: Yeah, the Kirkham Hot Springs are some of the most popular, right? I’ve seen some super cool pictures, but I’ve never been. How to get to the natural pools?
[Lauren]: So you’ll definitely want to bundle up over your swimsuit because you do have to take a little hike before you reach the springs. To access the springs, you have to do a quick hike through the landscape. You’ll know you’re at the right spot when you see the steam peeking through the hills. [Graphic: Did you know – Hot spring water temperatures can often range from 95 to a toasty 110 degrees Fahrenheit!] Then you and your friends can kick back and relax in the natural hot tubs, having a great view while doing so. The best part is that it’s completely free to enjoy the springs!
[Lauren]: So what about you, Sawyer? Sounds like something you may want to check out?
[Sawyer]: Yeah, definitely something I’ll look into when I’m feeling more on the adventurous side. However, on days I want to stay a little closer to home, I love checking out the Morrison Center to see all the shows that are happening.
[Lauren]: Oh, nice! How many shows do they normally perform?
[Graphic: Morrison Center – 0.3 mi – 6 min walk]
[Sawyer]: Nearly 300! The Morrison Center has all kinds of shows you can see throughout the year and is home to Boise’s off-Broadway shows. All winter long, there are multiple shows per week, so you can definitely find ones that work with your schedule. You can see anything ranging from classic theater to musical performances like Hamilton and of course, the yearly ballet performance of The Nutcracker if you’re looking to get into the Christmas spirit. The best part is the Morrison Center is located right here on campus and often has discounts with a valid student I.D. [Graphic: Morrison Center Instagram – @morrisoncenter]
[Lauren]: So it’s a super easy activity to keep those cold nights fun and entertaining!
[Lauren]: And of course, we can’t talk about wintertime in Boise without mentioning Bogus Basin.
[Sawyer]: The one place everyone flocks to the minute it snows.
[Graphic: Bogus Basin – 20 mi – 40 min by car]
[Lauren]: Located less than 20 miles from campus, Bogus Basin features up to 92 different trails ranging in different ski levels and ten different chairlifts. You can ski or snowboard during the day or at night. It’s really one of the most popular and accessible resorts in all of Idaho.
[Sawyer]: Now it all sounds amazing, but if you’re not big into the skiing and snowboarding scene? Are there other ways to enjoy the mountain scenery?
[Lauren]: Yeah, of course! [Graphic: Bogus Basin – @bogusbasin] While snow sports are the most popular attraction of Bogus, you can still engage in some low key activities, such as snowshoeing and tubing.
[Sawyer]: There are a million more ways to enjoy the winter time in Boise, and us Broncos know how to make the most of it. But don’t take our word for it, let’s check out some highlights from our current students.
[Lauren]: So what’s on your Boise State Bucket List? [Graphic: Hashtag – #BoiseStateBucketList] Share your adventures with us with hashtag #BoiseStateBucketList and be sure to check out our other seasonal favorites on our blog or let us know what you’re up to this winter down in the comments below.
[Sawyer]: Stay warm out there and as always,
[Sawyer and Lauren]: go Broncos!