Posts tagged: Brundage Mountain
Brundage Mountain Resort announced today that it will open for the ski season on Friday. “We got 9 inches of new snow since Thursday,” the resort reported. “At this point, we have just enough snow to open three of our five lifts, but more snow is in the forecast for this week, which could make the difference on those other two lifts.” This shot from Brundage today shows the groomed slopes of the Main Street run; there's more info here.
With Bogus Basin still closed and its skiers out of luck, Brundage Mountain is reaching out: The McCall ski resort is offering a special deal to Bogus season passholders, starting Thursday: $25 weekday lift tickets (non-holiday), down from the usual $55, and $35 on weekends or holidays. In addition, Brundage will offer the $25 rate to Bogus Basin passholders the second Sunday of each month; there's more info here. Meanwhile, still-closed Bogus has announced cost-cutting measures in light of its continued closure due to lack of snow; among them, the general manager and chief financial officer at the non-profit ski resort will work without pay. Pete Zimowsky of the Idaho Statesman has a full report here.
Friday will be Brundage Mountain's second-latest opening day in the ski area's 50-year history; the latest was Jan. 8 in 1977. The McCall-area ski resort announced this afternoon that after receiving 9 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours, it's ready to open to skiers Friday morning; it now has 18 inches at the base and 24 at the top, and it's still snowing. “We may not have as many runs groomed as we normally do on opening day,” said April Russell, resort spokeswoman, “but we're eager to get our skiers and riders on the slopes so they can enjoy some holiday turns.”
Brundage will have about 1,200 of its 1,500 acres open on Friday, with just limited grooming; the front side of the mountain will be open from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. There's more info here.
With the wintry conditions, Brundage Mountain got 3 inches of snow this morning and has announced it'll extend its “bonus” late-season weekend openings through May 15 - and maybe even further, if conditions warrant. “We have an extremely healthy snow base, and it actually continues to get deeper,” said resort spokeswoman April Russell. “We’ve watched over ten feet of snow fall in March and April and we’ve seen very little spring melt-off this year. We continue to get fresh snow every week and conditions have been stellar for our first two Bonus Weekends.”
The McCall ski resort now has 94 inches of snow at its base and 133 inches at the summit; there's more info here. The extension of skiing to May 15 would be a record; Brundage, which is marking its 50th season this year, had its latest closing ever in 2008 on May 10th.