Brundage Mountain Resort in central Idaho offers 1,500 acres of terrain, plus 19,000 acres of backcountry
snow cat skiing. Brundage is blessed with up to 400 inches of snow each winter.
They even trademarked "the most snow in Idaho"!
Brundage’s summit is 7,640’ with 1,800’ vertical of snow filled glade runs and
luxuriously groomed corduroy trails. Brundage is
open from Thanksgiving thru mid-April.
Add to your Idaho vacation a half day of
cat skiing, or better yet, a full day of guided snow cat skiing. You will have
your own private snow cat as your coach limo for the day, two expert guides, fat
skis, and a catered lunch in a mountain top yurt. Run after run of pristine
powder awaits you, the Payette National Forest is your playground for the day.
Between each run, you rumble back up the mountain in the cozy cat cabin with
your ski mates and your guide who explains your next descent. By day's end you will also have new ski buddies and a powder eating grin.
Cat skiing is far less costly than heli skiing, without the pricey jet fuel and
A star helicopter. Other advantages of cat skiing over heli skiing is less
concern over weather - you can cat ski in heavy precipitation, snow, wind and
fog, when helicopters can't fly and you are grounded. Because cat skiing is
usually around tree level, there is less concern for avalanches than in
helicopter skiing (there is still avi danger in cat skiing, but it is less
pronounced given the terrain). Cat skiing often has more lenient age
restrictions, kids can cat ski at Brundage with their parents permission, its
rare that heli ski operations allow children - because of all the safety
protocol and concerns involved in flying in a chopper, entering and exiting a
helicopter, and skiing in more avalanche prone territory.
Brundage is located in the charming Idaho resort town of McCall on Payette Lake.
After a day of cat skiing, you will be ready for the hot tub overlooking the
Lake. For luxurious lodging in McCall,
The Shore Lodge
offers all suite lodging, a lake view restaurant, a lounge with après ski
specials, and a full service spa on the resort property, plus a steamy outdoor