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Brundage Mountain Opens Summer Season This Weekend with New Mountain Bike Offerings & Events

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Brundage Mountain Opens Summer Season This Weekend with New Mountain Bike Offerings & Events

06/14/23

Brundage Mountain’s Summer Season is set to open Friday, June 16, as the resort kicks off an action-packed lineup of summer activities and outdoor events, including free concerts and new offerings for mountain bikers.

Brundage Mountain Resort will be open Fridays through Sundays June 16-18 and June 23-25.

The resort will be open for Wednesday through Sunday operations starting June 28, with Bonus Days Monday, July 3, Tuesday, July 4 and Monday, September 4.

Brundage will host a summer preview day on Friday, June 16. Smoky’s Bar & Grill will be open for lunch from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm. Guest Services will be open for season pass pickup and the Brundage Bike Shop and retail store will also be open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm with a wide selection of mountain bikes and other summer items on sale. 

Bluebird Express and Brundage Bike Park operations begin Saturday, June 17. Regular summer season highlights include scenic chairlift rides, hiking trails, slope-side dining at Smoky’s Bar & Grill, as well as cross-country and lift-served mountain biking on 30+ miles of trails in the Brundage Bike Park. Guests can check the Summer Trails Report for real time updates on which trails will be open for hiking and biking throughout the summer.

New This Summer: BMR2BB Hiking and Biking Trail

BMR2BB Trail, Photo: CIMBA

A new 6.3 mile mountain bike trail crafted with the latest, most sustainable trail building techniques is set to officially open in early July. The BMR2BB Trail connects the Brundage Bike Park to the popular Bear Basin Trail System. The intermediate trail was specially designed to be enjoyed by a wide range of mountain bikers and hikers. The trail was built through a public-private-non-profit partnership spearheaded by the Central Idaho Mountain Bike Association (CIMBA) and supported by the One Track Mind foundation. The trail connects to the Brundage trail system via the highly-rated Lakeview Vista trail near the intersection of Growler.

New This Summer: Mountain Bike Lessons from the Brundage Mountain Sports School

The newly-formed Mountain Sports School’s team of certified mountain bike instructors is offering both Private lessons and Group lessons this summer. Private lessons are available every day the Brundage Bike Park is open and Group “Learn to Ride” sessions for beginners will be available on select Saturdays throughout the summer. The Mountain Sports School instructors will also be hosting free, social group rides every Friday at 1:00 pm. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

FREE Summer Concerts

Brundage Mountain’s grassy outdoor amphitheater will host a Fourth of July Music Fest and TGIF Summer Concert Series, which are both FREE, dog-friendly and fun for the whole family.

Fourth of July Music Fest

The Fourth of July action kicks off with the popular Cat Track 5k/10k running events, followed by an all-day concert on the plaza stage. Admission is FREE and the terraced lawn is a great place to spread out a blanket and enjoy the day. This year’s lineup includes Spencer Batt, Corn Mash and Lucky Tongue.  The Music Fest runs from 10:15 am – 5:00 pm.

TGIF Summer Concert Series

Music lovers can enjoy a string of Friday evening performances in the Brundage base area starting Friday, July 7. Concertgoers have the option of sitting in a dog-friendly zone with their well-behaved furry friends or choosing a dog-free zone.

2023 TGIF CONCERT SERIES LINEUP

JULY 7 – The Pickpockets
JULY 14 – Too Slim and the Taildraggers
JULY 21 – Lounge on Fire
JULY 28 – High Street Band
AUG 4 – Innocent Man
AUG 11 – Lack Family Band
AUG 18 – No concert due to youth bike race
AUG 25 – High Pine Whiskey Yell
SEPT 1 – Jeff Crosby

“Our free summer music events have quickly become a family tradition for locals and visitors alike,” says Brundage Mountain Resort General Manager, Ken Rider. “Our venue is a comfortable place to relax and beat the heat on hot summer evenings, it’s just a great place to enjoy fresh air, good vibes and great music.”  

In addition to these free, weekly music events, Brundage Mountain also hosts a free weekly yoga practice each Wednesday at 11:00 am starting June 28, and free weekly running clinics Thursdays at noon starting June 29.

New This Summer: Short Track Mountain Bike Races
Brundage Mountain is excited to host the Wild Rockies Short Track Races on four consecutive Friday evenings, July 14 through August 4. Races start at 5:00 pm and wrap up in time for competitors and spectators to enjoy the free TGIF Concerts.

Mountain bikers will want to mark their calendars for Saturday, July 29 when the Brundage Mountain Bike Park hosts a double-header of Twisted Turtle events. Cross country races start at 9:00 am and include several race lengths for different levels of competitors. A two-stage “Downduro” will be staged on expert trails in the afternoon, the fastest combined time wins.

Youth riders will congregate at Brundage the weekend of August 18-20 for the Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League’s first NICA race of the season, the Brundage Blastoff. There will be no Friday concert on August 19 due to the races.

Summer adventure seekers can view the entire summer event schedule at www.brundage.com

Brundage Mountain wants to remind 2023/24 Winter Season passholders that their season pass includes both FREE Scenic Chairlift rides AND a FREE Summer Bike Park season pass at no extra charge.

 

**NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGE, OR COOLERS ALLOWED IN THE CONCERT VENUE**

Due to ongoing construction projects CAMPING at Brundage is CLOSED for Summer 2023

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