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Brundage Mountain Records Snowiest March in a Decade: Closing Day is Set for April 9

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Brundage Mountain Records Snowiest March in a Decade: Closing Day is Set for April 9

03/28/23

(Updated Friday, March 31, 2023) – Brundage Mountain has recorded its snowiest March in more than a decade, and the independently owned ski resort is inviting snow lovers to celebrate the season with a fun assortment of weekend events scheduled through Sunday, April 9.

March 2023 Snowfall Stats:

Between March 1 and Friday, March 31, Brundage Mountain has received 85 inches of base-area snowfall and 89 inches at mid-mountain. That’s nearly three times the average March snowfall (33″), and the most since the 2010-11 season when March snowfall totaled a whopping 97 inches.

Snow Report: www.brundage.com/snow

Brundage has surpassed 300 inches of season snowfall, a benchmark the resort last hit in the 2018-2019 season.

“We’ve had a spectacular season here on the Best Snow in Idaho,” says Brundage Mountain Resort General Manager, Ken Rider. “We opened full time operations just two days into December, had incredible coverage and powder for the holidays, then consistent refreshes through January and February, and now a powder filled March. The snow and our team have delivered so many great days for our guests and now we’re stoked to host our end of season celebrations the next two weekends.”

BREWlympic Games (Featuring Beer Relays & Gelande Quaff) – Saturday, April 1, 11 am – 4 pm

A full day of fun and silliness is planned for Saturday, April 1 (no fooling) with the 2023 BREWlympic Games. Brundage Mountain has collected the “most athletic drinking games” in the world for this epic competition. The games commence with the Root Beer Relay, (for competitors of all ages) followed by the Beer Relay (21 & over). The main spectator event happens at 2 pm when eight teams of four face off in the Gelande Quaff tournament, sliding huge mugs of beer down a long table to a teammate who catches the mug and chugs the beer. Strict rules apply and style points are key to victory. Registration for all BREWlympic events begins at 11 am at the event tent in the base area. Gaper Day costumes are encouraged for competitors and spectators alike. Learn more.

Cardboard Classic – Saturday, April 8, 1 pm

New This Year – Brundage Mountain is challenging guests to leave their skis and snowboards behind and complete a single run down Easy Street in a crafty, cardboard and duct tape vessel! The goal is to build a fashionable and functional cardboard craft and successfully navigate to a bull’s eye at the bottom of the course – with all team members intact. Prizes will be awarded for accuracy, creativity, and most enthusiastic team. There will be separate competitions for solo and team competitors as well as other categories. Learn more.

Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, April 9, 11 am

This favorite family-friendly tradition returns to Brundage Mountain’s bunny slopes for the first time since 2018! Kids on skis/boards or in snow boots are welcome to participate. The Easter Bunny will hide more than 500 eggs on Tater Tot and Easy Street for the little ones to track down. The youngest kids get a head start, but don’t be late, the hunt kicks off at 11 am sharp. BYOB = Bring Your Own Basket.

Closing Day, Centennial Farewell & Last Tracks – Sunday, April 9, 4 pm

Sunday, April 9, 2023 will be Closing Day of the 2022-23 Winter Season and also the last day for the nostalgia-minded visitor to ride the Centennial Triple Chair.

The season officially ends with Brundage Mountain’s “Last Tracks” tradition at 4 pm. This year, in honor of the retirement of the 32-year-old fixed grip triple, the Last Tracks toast will take place at the top of Centennial. Guests are encouraged to grab a portable beverage from Smoky’s Bar & Grill and can ride either Centennial or BlueBird to the top.

After we toast Centennial’s contribution to our mountain memories, skiers and riders will sweep Engen/Skid Row/Lower Alpine to the Lodge, as a group (with Ski Patrol). Learn more.

The fixed-grip Centennial Triple, installed in 1990, will be replaced by a new Doppelmayr high speed detachable quad for the 2023/24 Winter season. The new high-speed lift will cut ride time from 16 to 6 minutes and will equip Brundage Mountain with two high-speed quads on the front side of the mountain. Learn More About the Centennial Upgrade


About Brundage Mountain Resort: Brundage Mountain Resort is steeped in Idaho history and offers a charming, accessible local vibe. Brundage has been providing a high-value, family-friendly skiing experience for more than 60 years.

Known for the “Best Snow in Idaho”, Brundage Mountain is blessed with more than 320 inches of base area snow annually, which creates a consistently satisfying mix of bluebird and powder days throughout the winter season. 

Future improvements at the independently owned resort will expand the on-site recreational experience and complement the endless adventure-based experiences on the vast Payette National Forest in Brundage Mountain’s backyard, all while preserving and enhancing the attributes that make Brundage a true Idaho original.  

 

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