Brundage Ski Resort Opening Day

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Best Kept Secret in Idaho

Snowing at Brundage Ski Resort on Opening day

Brundage Ski resort is exactly 8 miles from both New Meadows and McCall Idaho. Making it the ski resort of choice for locals of both these charming mountain towns. Claiming the title of the “Best Snow in Idaho” Brundage Ski resort is the perfect compliment to the popular resort town of McCall. With year round activities, day care faciliites, easy access and a hometown feel Brundage Ski Resort has a local faithfull following and die hard powder hounds keeping this the best kept secret in the ski industry!

Opening Day Access for Brundage Ski Resort

Brundage Mountain is in the path of the upcoming winter storm making opening day at Brundage Ski Resort a fluffy champagne powder day.
Winter Storm Warning for Brundage Mountain

Opening day for 2019/20 ski season at Brundage Ski Resort will be December 13th! Easy Street chair lift will be open December 7th/8th Saturday & Sunday from 10am-3pm with free admission for all. Come get as much vertical as you can handle on this 94 foot run! While we wait for the lurching snow storm to dump on us. This new storm system projects to drop up to 14 inches of new snow just in time for opening day.

With the Easy Street chairlift already spinning the Brundage faithful will be glad to hear that opening day of the 2019/20 ski season will also see:

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BlueBird Express and Bear Chair Triple will be spinning all day.

Allowing for 41 of 52 trails open, and 4 out of the 6 chairlifts will be spinning. Easy Street Ski Park will be open with 7 available features to get your steeze on. Keep in mind while there are still untouched powder stashes for you to charge Brundage Ski resort is operating under “EARLY SEASON CONDITIONS!”

Brundage Ski Resort Powder Turns below Bluebird Chair on opening day

So ski/ride with caution, common sense and respect all closure areas. Thesea areas are closed for you safety in mind. No one wants to hear about a season ending injury on opening weekend. Brundage Ski Patrol is monitoring the conditions diligently and will get your playground opened up as soon as mother nature will allow. Do you best snow dance! Pray for snow, and make sure you ask Santa for some more! Ski season begins today!

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Dining Options at Brundage Ski Resort

There are 4 main dining options at Brundage Ski Resort. Smoky’s Bar & Grill, Upper Lot Pub, Mainstreet Market and Bear’s Den. All of the dining options at Brundage are grab-and-go food or quick fire bites. There is no fine dining options Brundage Ski Resort. This is a one building ski resort thats more focused on providing your entire family a fun experience versus a hefty bill.

Bears Den Terrace dining option at Brundage Ski Resort both summer and winter options.

All three of these dining venues at Brundage are aimed to get you back on the slopes quickly. With cooked to order or grab-and-go option from fresh-baked pizzas, tastey appetizers like Nachos & Wings, beefy burgers & fries, fresh entree salads or a cup of hot home made soups, stews or Sunday Chilli you are sure to find what you are looking for at any of these budget friendly dining options at Brundage.

Brundage Dining Prices

I’ve worked at almost every ski resort West of the Mississippi, and I can tell you without any hesitation that Brundage Ski Resort is the most affordable ski resort I have ever come across. With $3 PBR’s on draft or 16oz tall boys to $6 micro brew pints you won’t go broke at any of the Brundage Bars. With soups and sandwhichs starting out at $5 and full entrees like ARGENTINIAN CHEESE STEAK & BAJA FISH TACOs starting out $13 you can easily get in and out for less than $20. Try that at Vail were a Bud Light costs $8. Better yet try to get any drink in Telluride under $10 and a meal for under $25.

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All in all expect to pay around $12 for a full kids meal with drink and $20 for a full adult meal with adult beverage. If your a bag luncher third street market on the third floor is where its at. With plenty of indoor seating as well as deck seating.  Seasoned visitors or Brundage faithful who enjoy brown bagging their lunch Main Street Market is the perfect compliment. Cruise the grab-and-go stations for tasty treats like fresh side salads, hot soups/stews, fresh pizza slices or any of the other healthy snacks and baked goods to go with your lunch from home!

Brundage Ski Pass Prices

Ski School kids riding the magic carpet on opening day up at Brundage Ski Resort

Ski resorts around the globe tend to forget why they are there in the first place, but Brundage hasn’t forgotten its roots. Aimed at providing you the best experience possible without a hefty bill the most expensive ski pass Brundage offers is only $629. Some may think that is expensive, but last year I paid $2700 for a ski pass that only allowed me to ski one mountain!

Brundage Ski Resort has some of the most affordable ski passes I have seen in a long time. This years Brundage ski season pass will go for only $319! Compare that to Jackson Hole where the ski pass is $2,309!!!! Are you kidding me! No lift lines, better snow and a more affordable town for $2,000 less. Heres how Brundage Season passes break down.

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Cheapest Brundage Ski Resort Passes

Full Time College – or – Young Adult (18-25)$319
19/20 Mid-Week Club Card
Discover Brundage ‘First Timer’ Pass
Junior (12–17)
Youth (7–11)$119
Child (6 & under) ***ONLY $15***$15
Any Season Pass Upgrade$399
Family Season Pass$1449

Brundage Ski Resort Snowmobile Guided Tours and Rentals.

Brundage Ski Resort Guided Snowmobile tours and rentals with a new Polaris Fleet.

Not only can you get deep powder turns on your ski’s or snowboard you can also find that deep champagne powder in the backcountry on a snowmobile. Brundage Mountain offers full and half day guided snowmobile tours and snowmobile rentals. On a guided tour you can choose from such destinations as: Goose Lake, Brundage Mountain Lookout, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Hazard Lake and even Upper Payette Lake. If you want to charge “Idahos Best Snow” with some horsepower Brundage Mountain has got you covered with a new fleet of 2020 Polaris snowmobiles!

Guided Snowmobile Tours & Rental Prices

Tours & Rentals
Lockers, jacket, pants, helmet & food provided
Full Day – 9am-430pm
Half Day – 11am-430pm
Brundage Season Passholders save 10% on regular priced Snowmobile Rentals & Guided Tours.
Full Day Guided Snowmobile Tour
Half Day Guided Snowmobile Tour$249
2up Second Seat Add-on  (full- or half-day)
Youth (7-11)
Junior (12-17)$90
Adult (18 & up)$180
Burgdorf Hot Springs Soaking Fee*
Full Day – Polaris 800 RMK Rental$249
Half Day – Polaris 800 RMK$179
Full Day – Polaris 600 RMK/Polaris Voyageur$229
Half Day – Polaris 600 RMK/Polaris Voyageur$169
2up Second Seat Add-on  (full- or half-day) same rates as above$50-180

Snowcat Tours at Brundage

Deep backcountry powder turns with brundage ski resort cat skiing option

Every ski resort nowadays offers backcountry skiing options by helicopter, snowmobile or snowcat. Brundage Ski resort is no different, but the backcountry terrain of Brundage is uncomparable!! Accessing almost 18,000 skiable acres from steeps to glades and wide open powder bowls Brundage Ski Resort has some of the best terrain in the Nation. Providing access to three seperate mountain peaks as well as Six Mile Ridge and reaching elevation marks as high as 8,500 feet.

Brundage Mountain backcountry ski guides are licensed by Idaho Guides and Outfitters Association. Ensuring a safe and unforgettable adventure into the Payette National Forest Backcountry winter wonderland!

Backcountry Snow Cat Prices & Info
Meet at 730am
Powder Ski’s Included
Alpine Lunch Buffet
All Day Snacks
All Day Single Person$389
Private or Group Cat Booking$3500

Events To Be Aware Of

Pray for snow community event at Brundage Activity Barn in McCall Idaho

Brundage Mountain Ski Resort is a family orientated resort always looking out for your best interest. The Activity Barn on the other side of McCall hosts all the off moutain Brundage events and tubing hill. From pray for snow parties to live music and all day tubing hill fun for all ages.

The next event at the Activity Barn here in McCall is Pictures with Santa and his sleigh. December 21st from Noon -2pm!

The Activity Barn is scheduled to open full time December 20th providing theres enough snow. So gather up your winter gear and get ready for some tubing hill hot chocolate winter days.

Activity Barn Tubing Hill Season Pass Prices

The Activity Barn is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays,
with extended hours and days of operation during holiday
and carnival periods.
Show your season pass or same day lift ticket and
get an additional $2 off
Normal Hours of Operation are
Friday 2pm-6pm
Saturday/Sunday 10am-6pm
Two-Hour Tubing Session$18
Two-Hour Military$14
One Hour late arrival(After 4 pm) $13
One Time Ride$5
Activity Barn Season Pass (all ages) $75
Add on to 2019-20 Brundage Season Pass $39
Gravity 4 Pack(4hour tubing session)$49

Besides the tubing hill the Activity Barn hosts winter sleigh rides for up to 15 people. Along with nordic skiing and groomed fat tire mountain biking trails. You can rent a fat tire bike on site for only $25, and sleigh rides run about 45 minutes. $35 for adults and $17 for children 17 and under.

Upcoming December Events at Brundage Ski Resort

During the Christmas holiday season every ski resort is full brace mode. They likely just opened up with a new staff and have 2 weeks of planned events for their guests. Brundage mountain is no different. From the tree lighting ceremony in downtown McCall to their torch light parade on December 28th theres an entire week of events up at Brundage Ski Resort.

Every year Brundage puts on a holiday party free of admission for all guests. This year’s holidy party will kick off after the lifts close, and include torch light parade, slope side fireworks and a glow stick kids parade! With plenty of balcony seats, slopeside firepits and indoor seating along the wall of windows theres a place for everyone to come and see. But be sure to dress appropriate for the winter conditions. The McCall Report

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