Tubing has never been so effortless and a visit to McCall’s Activity Barn has never been so much fun!
A new ‘magic carpet’ conveyor lift will whisk you comfortably to the top of the hill – from there, you can tube, ski, ride or bike back to the bottom!
We now operate on up to six 800-foot tubing lanes at our Activity Barn facility just south of McCall. We have boosted our fleet of tubes from 150 to 250 in order to give you more time sliding and less time waiting in line. The specially made tubes give you a cushioned ride as you race down the mountain. Tubing lanes are sculpted into mini half-pipes with varying degrees of difficulty. The tubing hill is now 800 feet long with a vertical drop of 85 feet.
Working On Your Night Moves
Our hill is lit for your enjoyment and safety while you continue having fun as late as 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. (We also have extended hours during holidays and Winter Carnival). All runs and the base area are lit for continuous downhill action.
New ticketing facilities will provide additional space to warm up and enjoy snacks and drinks.
The Activity Barn is located just off Mission Street south of McCall. The area is beautiful with great views of the valley, Brundage Mountain, and Jughandle Mountain. We look forward to you visiting our fun-filled mountain.
Beginner Ski Slope
Beginner skiers and riders can practice their moves with the ease and convenience of a conveyor lift ride. It’s the easiest way for little ones to ride to the top – and – our mellow, groomed ski hill is the perfect pitch for learning. Book an instructor through the Brundage Ski & Ride school and this low-pressure learning experience is complete!
Groomed Snowshoe/Cross Country/Fat Bike Trail
A delightful loop for first-time or experienced trekkers looking for a little person-powered recreation. Come enjoy our five-kilometer groomed trail for FREE! This trail is unique because there is no fee to use the loop. But, for an extra fun outing, you can ride our conveyor lift to the top of the hill (fee required for lift) and hook into the groomed trail from there. It also connects to the North Valley Rail Trail, so the options are limitless! Dogs are welcome. Please be considerate of all user types and ‘share the road’.
Regular Operating Hours:
(non-holiday, non-carnival periods)
|Fridays: 4 pm – 8 pm|
|Saturdays: 10 am – 8 pm|
|Sundays: Noon – 4 pm|
|Friday: 10 am – 8 pm|
|Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm|
|Sunday: Noon – 4 pm|
|Friday, December 16: 4 pm – 8 pm|
|Saturday, December 17 through Friday, December 23: 10 am – 8 pm Daily|
|Saturday, December 24: 10 am – 6 pm|
|Sunday, December 25: Noon – 8 pm|
|Monday, December 26 – Sunday, January 1: 10 am – 8 pm Daily|
|Monday, January 2: 10 am – 4 pm|
MLK & President’s Weekends
|Fridays: 4 pm – 8 pm|
|Saturdays & Sundays: 10 am – 8 pm|
|Mondays: 10 am – 4 pm|
|Saturday, January 28: 10 am – 8 pm|
|Sunday, January 29: Noon – 4 pm|
|Monday, Jan 30 through Friday Feb 3: 4 pm -8 pm|
|Saturday, February 4: 10 am – 8 pm|
|Sunday, February 5: Noon – 4 pm|
Spring Break – March 25 – April 2
Regular weekend hours, plus weekdays 4:00 pm – 8 pm
Two Hour Sessions:
Holidays & Peak Days – $18
Non-peak – $15
One time ride (with our without tube) – $5
You do not need reservations to tube at the Activity Barn. We have a new point-of-sale system to help save time getting your tickets on site.
Holidays & Peak Periods include:
All Saturdays through the end of February, PLUS:
December 17, 2016 through January 1, 2017.
January 14 & 15
January 28 & 29 (Winter carnival)
February 4 & 5 (Winter carnival)
February 18 & 19
Activity Barn Season Pass
This pass is for all ages and valid for unlimited conveyor lift and tubing access any operating day during the 16-17 Winter Season. Click on the image below to purchase on-line.
2016/17 Ski & Tube Special
Show your Brundage Mountain season pass or same-day lift ticket and get $2 off any two-hour tubing session.
Map & Directions
The Activity Barn is located South of McCall off of Moonridge Road.
From south of McCall (Boise):
Just after entering McCall city limits on Highway 55, turn left at the stoplight on Deinhard Lane. Continue on Deinhard half a mile to Mission Street. Take a left (south) on Mission. Continue south for 1.6 miles until you reach Moonridge Road. Take a right on Moonridge and continue .6 miles. The Activity Barn is on your left. Please watch for pedestrians and cross-country skiers as you approach.
From Downtown McCall:
Go south on Highway 55 to the stoplight at Deinhard Lane. Take a right (west) on Deinhard and go half a mile to Mission Street. Take a left (south) on Mission. Continue south for 1.6 miles until you reach Moonridge Road. Take a right on Moonridge and continue .6 miles. The Activity Barn is on your left. Please watch for pedestrians and cross-country skiers as you approach.
From North of McCall (New Meadows or Brundage)
Drive on Highway 55 to the stoplight at Mission Street. Turn right on Mission and continue south for 2.4 miles until you reach Moonridge Road. Take a right (west) on Moonridge and continue .6 miles. The Activity Barn is on your left. Please watch for pedestrians as you approach.
Groups can plan ahead and contact Michael at email@example.com or by calling 208-634-4151 ext 142. Group rates are available for groups of 40 or more.
- How old do you have to be to tube?Children must be two or over. We also require that all children under the age of 6 years of age be accompanied by an adult at all times. This is important, as most children will need assistance at the bottom of the hill – getting out of the tube, walking safely and in a timely manner away from the lanes, and in the right direction of the tube lift. No experience is needed, just hop in your tube and enjoy the ride.
- Can more than one person ride on a tube?Our tubes are 41” wide on the outside and 20” wide on the inside and are designed for one (1) single rider. Under the appropriate surface conditions, we do allow several tubes to “link” together. For children 6 and under, one (1) parent will be allowed to tube with their child while holding the handle of their child’s tube. (NOTE: The parent should be in the lead tube and the child behind for appropriate safety measures).
- May I bring my own sled or tube?We do not allow personal sleds or tubes to be used on our tube hill. Tube rental is included in the ticket price for a tubing session.
- How should I dress for snow tubing?You should dress for snow with waterproof clothing. Warm clothing including long underwear, gloves or mittens, hat or headband, jacket and ski/snow pants should be worn.
Remember that the sun exposure could be a problem so be sure to use sunscreen and eye protection.
Tubing participants are asked to wear hiking boots or waterproof shoes. For safety reasons, ski boots and hard shell boots are prohibited.
If you forgot any clothing items, there are gloves, hats, goggles and handwarmers available for sale in the ticket office. Helmets are not required, but it’s never a bad idea to wear one.
- How Safe is Tubing?As with any winter activity, there is a chance for injury. For safety purposes, the tubing employee will inform you when it is safe to start tubing—which is after the tubing lane is clear. Exit the tubing lane in a timely manner so the tuber behind you can be on their way down the hill. Remember, attendants are there to help you.
- Does the weather affect the tubing ride?Yes, the weather can affect the type of ride you get down the lanes, so check the current conditions report and see if the conditions promote slow or fast tubing and take your pick! Colder conditions promote a faster tubing surface and warmer conditions will promote a slower tubing surface. During slower tubing times, it is more likely you will be allowed to “link” tubes with other people in your group. Under faster tubing conditions, tube “linking” will not be allowed (Children 6 & under and parents are the exception). Please be aware that surface conditions can change very quickly; especially when the sun goes down. It is possible tube “linking” will both be allowed and not allowed during your tubing session.
- How long is the wait?The wait depends on the day’s attendance. You can check our website under current conditions where we will post daily about both snow conditions and whether or not we have any large groups scheduled for the day.
- Do tubing sessions ever sell out?Currently, we do not limit the amount of tubing sessions on the hill. We advise that folks consider what they want out of their tubing experience if they see large crowds on the hill. If you want to enjoy the energy and fun that a large group provides, we welcome you to join in. If it is extremely busy, we do ask customers to share tubes by passing them up the line of customers waiting to get on the lift. As you get closer to the loading, a tube will be passed to you.
If this doesn’t sound like your kind of gig, we tend to be less busy on Fridays and Sundays.
- Is There a Place to Warm Up?Yes, we invite you to take a break in our heated yurt anytime you feel the chill! And hot drinks and food are available from our new food trailer under the big, heated event tent.
- Are food & drinks available?Yes! Take a break from tubing to warm up in our yurt or heated event tent with hot soup and chili or a yummy snack. We also offer specialty coffee, hot chocolate, soda.
- Do I need a Reservation?No, no reservation is required. Our ticketing system allows you to choose when to show up and we’ll start your time 10 minutes from the purchase of your ticket. This handy little grace period allows for you to get bundled up, grab your tube and be on your way to fun.
- How do I plan a group outing at the Activity Barn?Groups of 40 or more can plan ahead and contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 208-634-4151 ext 142
- Are pets allowed at the Activity Barn?As much as we love animals, we do not allow any pets around the area. If you bring pets, we ask that you leave them in the car, both for the safety of your beloved Fido, but for all of our guests as well.