Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding in Idaho

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!