Brundage Mountain: Best Snow in Idaho is not just a look at how this Central Idaho ski resort came to be, its also about how a community built a ski area and in the process transitioned itself from a mill town to a recreation mecca.
Brundages roots actually start with the Little Ski Hill, which started in 1937 and is one of Idahos oldest ski areas.
When the community outgrew the small hill, it looked up the mountain, and Brundage was born under the work and guidance of Warren Brown, Corey Engen and Jack (J.R.) Simplot.
The ski area is known as family friendly, which is reflected all they way up to its current ownership.
Diane DeBoer is the daughter of founder Warren Brown. She and her husband, Judd DeBoer, own and operate Brundage.
The book delves into all aspects of Brundages history, from cutting the first runs to developing the lodge, catastrophes, such as fire (why do ski lodges seem so prone to fires?) to catskiing, summer programs, ski school, ski patrollers, and more.
The book also profiles the seven winter Olympians who perfected their skiing at either the Little Ski Hill or Brundage Mountain, many of whom made McCall their home.
No book about ski history would be complete without vintage photos, and the Brundage book packs 280 of them into its 169 pages.
And to add a little more star power, Warren Miller wrote the forward, calling Brundage a place to satisfy even the most discerning world-traveled skiers.
Getting a copy: Buy at Brundage Mountain Resort or at brundage.com.