Brundage to open Friday, Dec. 20

December 18, 2013 

More than a foot of fresh snow piled up March 13, 2012, at Brundage Mountain Resort near McCall and skiers and boarders were getting knee-deep turns.

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— Brundage Mountain Resort near McCall will open for skiing on Friday, Dec. 20. The resort reported snow depths range from 12 inches at the base to 28 inches at the summit. Brundage plans to operate the Easy Street Lift, the Blue Bird Quad and the Centennial Triple Chair on Friday. Skiers and boarders can get a discounted $36 all-mountain lift ticket on opening day or purchase a $15 ticket for Easy Street only. “Favorable temperatures this week have consolidated our snow base nicely, so we have just what we need to start running Friday,” said resort spokesperson, April Whitney. “We’re also seeing encouraging signs in the forecast which leads us to believe we may be able to open more terrain very soon." The National Weather Service is predicting 1 to 2 inches of snow Wednesday, Dec. 18, with another 5 to 11 inches possible by Saturday, Dec. 21. Updates on additional terrain and lift operations will be made as conditions change. You can see forecasts on Brundage's snow report page: HERE. Brundage Mountain managers want visitors to be aware that early season conditions exist, off-trail riding is not advised, and visitors need to obey closures and markings for their own safety. Guests are also encouraged to check the grooming report daily for changes to normal grooming patterns. Brundage Mountain’s annual holiday party is set for this Saturday, Dec. 21. The “Light Up the Night” event will feature a bonfire, beer garden, torchlight parade, tree lighting and a slope-side fireworks show. Smoky’s Bar & Grill will be open late with a special menu for Light Up the Night guests. Live music will be provided for guests who choose to purchase tickets for a special holiday sit-down dinner right after the light show. Details are available HERE.

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