Many people equate Idaho’s Brundage Mountain with backcountry skiing and snowboarding that is spectacular. It’s also potentially dangerous. Know before you go. Be smart. Note: when we talk backcountry we mean off property/outside the skiing & riding boundary. Not all of the backcountry terrain feeds back to the resort so use caution whenever leaving the boundaries.
- Watch for hazards. The backcountry is littered with hazards, including avalanches. There are no ski patrol services, rescue may be at your own expense.
- Educate yourself before you leave the Brundage Ski Area boundary, you do so at your own risk.
- Ski and ride in groups. Radios and a cell phone should both be carried.
- Be conscious of daylight. Brundage does not ever patrol the backcountry. Getting lost sucks. Getting lost at night really sucks.
- Have a meet-up plan. Pick a spot to reconvene if your group splits up.
- Wear a helmet.
- Respect your ability level.
- Pay attention to the signs; they’re there for you.
For more information on Brundage Mountain’s Idaho backcountry skiing and snowboarding, check out our Backcountry Safety page or consider a guided backcountry experience with Brundage SnowCat Adventures. It’s more affordable than you think!