Skiing in June! Brundage Mountain to Offer Both Skiing and Mountain Biking for Opening Weekend of Summer Season
Brundage Mountain’s Summer Season is set to open Friday, June 17, but the Opening Weekend activities will look a lot different this year.
Scenic Chairlift rides will be offered starting Friday, June 17, but Opening Weekend visitors will also have the opportunity to ski or snowboard off the summit, for some off-piste late spring skiing turns. A small terrain park will also be open on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19.
“Spring storms have left us with a solid snowpack on the top of the mountain,” says Brundage Mountain General Manager, Ken Rider. “While we’re working to clear and prep mountain biking and hiking trails from the base area up, we’ll be prepping four or five terrain park features near the summit.”
Guests who are interested in skiing or boarding can ride the BlueBird Express to the summit on foot and put their skis or boards on at the top. The terrain park will be located just north of the BlueBird lift, at the very top of the Main Street run. There is not continuous snow from top to bottom, so skiers and riders will be allowed to download the BlueBird Express when they finish riding.
“It’s extremely rare to get the chance to make turns or hit rails in June, so while it’s not how we were expecting to open summer season, we’re pretty stoked about it,” added Rider.
While the upper mountain snowpack will keep some mountain bike trails closed, others that run from the base area to mid-mountain will be open for cross-country riding. Bikers and hikers are encouraged to check the resort’s Summer Trail Report starting Friday, June 17 to track new trail openings in the 30+ mile bike park over the next couple weeks.
Brundage Mountain will be open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays June 17-19 and June 24-26.
The resort will open for Wednesday through Sunday operations starting June 29, with Bonus Days Monday, July 4, Tuesday, July 5 and Monday, September 5.
Brundage Mountain is hosting a variety of special events this summer to take advantage of the Idaho ski resort’s natural summer beauty. FREE Yoga Practice will be offered in the grassy base area each Wednesday at 11 am starting June 29.
The Brundage base area will also play host to a one-day music festival and a weekly concert series.
Fourth of July Music Fest
This holiday tradition is growing in popularity and offers a great, family-friendly alternative to escape the holiday crowds in downtown McCall. Music lovers can spread out a blanket and enjoy a full day of music in the grassy Brundage Amphitheater. This year’s lineup includes Matt Hopper, Corn Mash and Lucky Tongue. The Music Fest runs from 10:15 am – 5 pm and admission is FREE.
TGIF Summer Concert Series
Music lovers can enjoy a string of Friday evening performances from the terraced grass amphitheater or the balcony outside Smoky’s Bar & Grill starting Friday, July 8. Friday concerts run from 6 – 9 pm and admission is FREE.
2022 TGIF CONCERT SERIES LINEUP
July 8 – The Sean Hatton Band
July 15 – Too Slim and the Taildraggers
July 22 – Brundage Mountain String Summit
July 29 – No Soap, Radio opens for Remember Jones
Aug 5 – Jeff Crosby and the Refugees
Aug 12 – Grateful
Aug 19 – No concert due to youth bike race
Aug 26 – Tylor and the Train Robbers
Sept 2 – Innocent Man
Other popular summer events include the Cat Track 10k and 5k fun runs on July 4th, Twisted Turtle Series Bike Races on July 23-24 and the NICA Youth Bike Race August 19-20.
A special note for 2022/23 Winter Season passholders: The unlimited season pass includes both FREE Scenic Chairlift rides AND a FREE Summer Bike Park season pass at no extra charge. Those passes can be picked up starting June 17.