Brundage Mountain Opens Full Time Operations After Nearly Three Feet of Fresh Snow 1

McCALL, ID – Brundage Mountain Resort will open for full-time, seven day-a-week operations starting Friday, December 2. A series of snowstorms has dropped nearly three feet of fresh snow on the independently owned ski area since Monday. 

The resort will kick off the season with the Bluebird Express, Centennial Triple and Easy Street Triple chairlifts in operation. Lifts will run daily from 9 am – 4 pm. The Brundage Mountain Ops Team is working hard across the mountain and will continue to groom more runs, open additional terrain and expand lift service as soon as conditions allow. 


As of 3:30 pm on Thursday, December 1, Brundage Mountain had received 31”-35” inches of fresh snow since Monday — more than a FOOT between Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon alone. The resort will open the season with snow depths ranging from 32” to 49”. Forecasters say another couple of inches of fresh snow is possible overnight, with skies expected to clear out by Friday morning.

Opening Day grooming operations are planned for several top to bottom runs along with the Easy Street beginner area. Friday’s visitors are encouraged to check the grooming report Friday morning for the latest updates on the grooming crew’s efforts to pack and groom the slopes coming out of this active storm cycle. Even with all this fresh snow, early season conditions exist and opening day grooming may be limited.

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The December 2 opening will go down as one of the earliest in recent memory. Over the last 16 seasons, Brundage Mountain has opened by December 2 only one other time, which was in 2020. 

“The storms that hit us over and over this week have transformed the mountain,” says Brundage Mountain General Manager, Ken Rider. “The Brundage team is excited for the chance to offer some high-quality skiing and riding so early in the season and this kind of base sets us up really nicely for the holidays.”

A wide range of mountain services will be available starting Friday, Dec 2nd, with the Guest Services office and Fall Line Rental and Tune shop open daily. The Brundage Snowsports School is taking reservations for lessons and food service will be available at the all-ages Smoky’s Bar & Grill. More information is available at 

About Brundage Mountain:

Brundage Mountain Resort is steeped in Idaho history and offers a charming, accessible local vibe. Brundage has been providing a high-value, family-friendly skiing experience for more than 60 years.

Known for the “Best Snow in Idaho”, Brundage Mountain is blessed with more than 320 inches of base area snow annually, which creates a consistently satisfying mix of bluebird and powder days throughout the winter season:

Future improvements at the independently owned resort will expand the on-site recreational experience and complement the endless adventure-based experiences on the vast Payette National Forest in Brundage Mountain’s backyard, all while preserving and enhancing the attributes that make Brundage a true Idaho original.  

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Company Name: Brundage Mountain Resort Idaho Ski Resort
Contact Person: April Whitney
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Phone: 208-634-6632
Address:3890 Goose Lake Rd
City: McCall
State: ID 83638
Country: United States

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