Big Storm Headed Our Way in Time for 50th Birthday Party

Brundage Snow Blog, News
December 26, 2011 by

The fireworks show is just days away, and it looks like a large snow storm could arrive just in time for our “Light Up the Night Party” on Wednesday.

Forecasters are predicting significant accumulations of snow starting Tuesday Night and continuing through Thursday and beyond.

Check out the pin-point forecast for Brundage Mountain.

This is the best looking forecast we’ve seen all season, and if we get a direct hit, we could be open in a matter of days.

Brundage Mountain’s hard-working mountain crews are extremely experienced and ready to work around the clock to do what it takes to get the resort open as quickly as possible.

The slopes of Brundage Mountain are already partially covered with a base ranging from 12-18 inches, but more snow is needed in order to properly pack and groom the slopes for winter operations. Check out our photo tour from last week.

As always, we’ll be reporting fresh snow totals and giving progress reports on our Snow Report page and on the snow phone: 634-SNOW(7669).

Courtesy: Peter Hitt

No matter the timing of the storms, the “Light Up the Night” event will proceed as planned, with the free slope side fireworks show beginning at 5:30 pm Wednesday. Visitors will also enjoy live music and a celebratory outdoor bonfire. Food and hot and cold drink will be available for purchase. A sit-down dinner will be held on the third floor for those who pre-purchased dinner tickets.

Visitors are encouraged to dress warmly.  Our plans have changed slightly because of the weather situation. Full details on the Light up the Night Party are available here.

There has been only one time in Brundage Mountain’s 50-year history when it did not open in time for the Winter holiday period. Severe drought conditions during the winter of 1976-1977 pushed Brundage Mountain’s opening day to January 8. The second latest opening on record was on December 21, 1989.