A Ground-Breaking First!

030113107Even the most dedicated ski bums don’t often get the chance to break new ground. A new chairlift can afford the opportunity to be the ‘first’ on an out-of-the-way run. Hearty skiers can hike their way into virgin terrain and claim their ‘first’ tracks on a slope.

So we’re extra excited to announce a ‘first’ for our backcountry SnowCat program. Our first-ever marriage proposal (and acceptance) happened yesterday on the top of Granite Mountain!

What makes this ‘first’ even more special is that the couple has been part of the Brundage Mountain family for several years.


You may recognize Traci from her years in our Guest Services office.

Michael is becoming a familiar face this season as the ‘maze master’ at the bottom of the BlueBird Quad.


Traci and Michael were joined by a group of good friends for a Private SnowCat trip. (Just $1600 plus tax weekdays).

It was supposed to be a ‘birthday’ event. Traci turned 35 yesterday (and several of the other skiers celebrated birthdays this month, too).

So she knew the party was in her honor, but wasn’t expecting the surprise she got as Michael dropped to one knee at the top of Granite to ask her to become his wife.













We hope you’ll join us in raising a toast to Traci and Michael’s friendship and wishing them a life full of the love and happiness they both deserve.


– April

P.S. To make the day even better…the powder was fantastic.




  1. Jake says

    Congrats! Cool to read this, as I see this fellow every week or two when my girlfriend and I make it up. Wish you guys the best!

  2. Michael says

    Thanks April!

    Brundage is great for a lot of reasons…Unmatched snow quality, great skiing, quiet mid-week days, really good food, not to mention the cat-ski program…

    When you add the wonderful people of our local ski community Brundage truly becomes EPIC!

    Thanks to everyone who helped make such a perfect day possible!


  3. Connie says

    Congrats Traci and Michael. What an exciting
    place to propose. May you two have a beautiful
    life together and ski well into old age. Snow
    was great that day, just perfect, an indication
    of your life together.

    • says

      Hi Pierce –
      I love your enthusiasm! Unfortunately, I was reminiscing about the great explorative weeks after the installation of the Lakeview Lift and Bear Chair. Hopefully we can have that experience again in the relatively near future. :)

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