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Brundage Mountain to Open Three Chairlifts Wednesday for Season Passholders and Select 4-Pak Holders

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Brundage Mountain to Open Three Chairlifts Wednesday for Season Passholders and Select 4-Pak Holders


Brundage Mountain is pleased to announce that the McCall, Idaho ski resort will open for Sneak Peek operations with three chairlifts in action THIS WEDNESDAY, November 25 for season passholders and Select 4-Pak holders.

Brundage Mountain plans to run the Easy Street Triple, the Bear Chair and the BlueBird Express. Grooming will be limited on the frontside runs. More specifics on grooming efforts will be posted on the Snow Report Page on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. Early season conditions exist.

A series of storms has deposited a base of 16” at the 6,000’ base level and 25” on the upper mountain.

At this point, Brundage will be open to 2020-21 Season Passholders and Select 4-Pak users, along with 2019-2020 Season Pass and Select Card Holders who qualify for make-good tickets. DAY TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Indy Passes will not be accepted this weekend.

“We’re all chomping at the bit to get outside and enjoy some recreation on the snow,” said General Manager Ken Rider. “We’re stoked to be able to offer that experience to our most loyal guests, those who’ve already purchased season passes and Select 4-Paks.”

Lifts will run 9 am – 4 pm Wednesday. Brundage will be closed on Thanksgiving, but back open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 4 pm. Brundage Mountain will close on Monday and Tuesday to assess the prospects for continued operations starting Wednesday, December 2.

Brundage Mountain’s Guest Services, Rental, Retail and Restroom facilities will be open in the Main Lodge, along with grab and go food service in the Smoky’s Bar & Grill area. There will be no indoor seating this week. Guests should plan to spend more time than normal outdoors. Face coverings are required in all indoor facilities, in all lift lines and through the entire chairlift loading process, as well as on the parking lot shuttle.

The Ski + Ride School will offer private lessons Friday, Saturday and Sunday with advanced reservations required. Call 208-634-6631 or go to to reserve.

Brundage Mountain asks all guests to get familiar with the new COVID-19 protocols prior to arrival.

“Our top priority this season is the health of our staff, guests and community. We all need to work together to keep everyone healthy so we can keep the lifts turning and the good times rolling in our natural outdoor playground,” added Rider.

Wednesday’s opening will mark the first time since 2005 that Brundage Mountain has opened before Thanksgiving. It’s the second piece of exciting news to hit the resort in the last few days.

On Friday, USA Today honored Brundage Mountain as the first runner up in its 2020 10Best Reader’s Choice contest for Best Ski Resort.

Brundage Mountain placed second overall among nominees from across North America, with only Sunshine Village in Banff, Alberta Canada receiving more votes. View All Winners