MCCALL, Idaho – Brundage Mountain Resort had their second snowiest December in a decade at 104 inches and they still have two feet of snow in January.
“Idaho’s best snow has come with a passion this year,” said April Whitney of Brundage Mountain Resort. “Heaven’s faucet opened and the snow kept coming.”
But there were challenges after the busy holiday season, Brundage had to at one point 50 employees at home due to exposure to COVID-19 or testing positive for the virus.
“We are very proud to have been able to keep 100 percent of our field open,” said Whitney. “Our team has worked tirelessly to clear the snow, clear the ski lifts and prepare it in the beautiful snow surfaces that we are used to.”
Even if it hasn’t snowed for a few days, the Brundage snow groomers have this beautiful corduroy powder and the resort is turning a corner as this weekend approaches.
Brundage will be opening its Bear’s Den for the first time in Mid-Mountain, providing guests with an alternate place to warm up or enjoy food or drink, Brundage has a mask policy for when people are inside.
Beneath the Bear’s Den, Brundage is also launching a new snow park with boxes, rails, rollers, table tops and a 27ft kicker to go along with their beginner’s snow park that they already have.
“If people haven’t seen our snow parks, it will be a good weekend to come and check out Jammer’s features and flow,” said Whitney.
This provides another example of how Brundage Mountain Resort offers terrain for all levels of skiing and snowboarding, from beginner runs to intermediate groomers, glade runs through the trees, and an expert section at Hidden. Valley.
“This is definitely my favorite part, there is so much terrain people don’t know but it’s secret snow,” said local snowboarder Gavin Baker. “Little things in the trees, we just got out of here, we have a lot of things in the backcountry, there are a lot of good things there.”
There was hardly anyone at Brundage mid-week, but the resort recommends people buy their tickets online as daily passes will be capped if needed.
The resort also asks sick people to stay home and here’s a link to their new COVID-19 protocols.