What's New for Winter 2021/22
Brundage Mountain’s 2021/22 visitors will be treated to a more streamlined website experience, will notice the resort’s commitment to high-quality snow surfaces, and feel the impact of the talented people who work behind the scenes to deliver a safe and satisfying resort experience.
Snow lovers and mobile users will be the first to notice the upgrades to www.brundage.com when a new website launches later this fall. Updates include a more intuitive navigation system, mobile-friendly interface and a higher level of visual accessibility. The new design will also feature a Snow Report ‘snapshot’ and easier access to a cleaner, more user-friendly Grooming Report.
ON SLOPE IMPROVEMENTS:
A brand new PistenBully 400 snowcat will join the Brundage Mountain grooming fleet this season. In addition to the AlpineFlex Tiller, which lays down the tight, velvety corduroy that Brundage skiers have grown to love, this snowcat is rated in Tier 4 for its low emissions.
A second snowcat, a PistenBully 100, will also join the fleet. This versatile machine is outfitted with a cab, so while it can help with grooming efforts, it can also carry passengers for resort tours, backcountry adventures and Bears Den Dinners.
On-going brush cutting efforts and summer grooming/trimming will ensure improved early season conditions and easier access to favorite powder lines. In addition, Lift terminal and tower painting has been completed on the BlueBird Express, Bear Chair and Easy Street.
Brundage Mountain is pleased to partner with Mountain Community Transit and the City of McCall on a new initiative that turned the Brundage Express shuttle into the BLUEBIRD EXPRESS Blue Line. The Blue Line features a new, larger 2020 Ford Aerolite shuttle that accommodates up to 35 people.
The BlueBird Express Blue Line runs a new route through town in the summer. During winter, it provides FREE shuttle service to Brundage Mountain. Winter Service runs every day during Winter Break, Fridays through Mondays from early January through early March, and Saturdays & Sundays mid to late March.
THE TEAM BEHIND THE DREAM:
Brundage Mountain will kick off Winter 2021/22 with a new Executive Chef, Sam Hess. Hess brings 20 years of experience to the position. Sam is trained in the classic French style and has honed his culinary craft over the years by working in award-winning kitchens in New Orleans and Orlando. Hess has trained under Emeril Legasse, among other James Beard award winners, and has developed original restaurant concepts in Texas and the Bahamas.
Brundage is excited to welcome Karl Sanderson as the resort’s new Terrain Park Manager. Sanderson’s vast ski industry background spans many roles and four continents. He’s held terrain park management positions in the Austrian Alps and has a long history of as a snowcat operator in Europe, Australia, and South America in addition to Alaska, Colorado and California.
Also of note, Ski Patrol Director Janna Allen has been named Pro Division Women’s Program Supervisor by the National Ski Patrol. This primary mission of the program is female-focused recruitment and retention. The aim is to mentor women in the NSP, increase participation in instructor roles, and encourage women to progress further up the leadership chain. Allen brings 19 years of total ski patrol experience to the role. This will be her third season as Patrol Director at Brundage Mountain.
HONORING THE BRUNDAGE MOUNTAIN LEGACY:
Long-time Brundage Mountain owner and President, Judd DeBoer, has been memorialized with a run that now bears his name. Lower Slobovia has been renamed “Judd’s Gem”. The groomed run was one of DeBoer’s favorites. Accessible from Main Street, Judd’s Gem is a loved for its playful curves and low-traffic easy access. DeBoer passed away in April 2020 and was a pivotal figure in shaping Brundage Mountain’s history and vision for the future.