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Brundage Mountain starts summer operations

Posted at 12:09 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-21 15:31:31-04

MCCALL, Idaho — Brundage Mountain’s Summer Season opened Saturday, June 20, with the BlueBird Express, the Brundage Bike Park and Smoky’s Bar & Grill ready to welcome summer guests.

The resort will be open for Wednesday through Sunday operations starting June 24.

Summer season highlights include scenic chairlift rides, hiking trails, a nine-hole disc golf course and slope-side dining at Smoky’s Bar & Grill, as well as cross-country and lift-served mountain biking in the Brundage Bike Park. The popular Fourth of July Music Fest and TGIF Summer Concert Series are free and fun for the whole family.

Brundage Mountain has added six miles of new trail over the past few years. Base area XC trails are expected to be ready to ride on opening day.

The centerpiece of the new XC trail system is the Lakeview Vista Trail, which wraps around the south side of the mountain and offers sweeping views of the Payette Lakes and Long Valley. Portions of the Lakeview Vista and other downhill trails remain snow-covered and bikers are advised to check the Brundage website for trail status updates.

The Fourth of July action kicks off with the popular Cat Track 5k and10k running events, followed by an all-day concert on the plaza stage. Admission is free and the grassy Brundage Amphitheater is a great place to spread out a blanket and enjoy the day. This year’s headliner is Nick Sterling & the Nomads.

The popular TGIF Concert Series will continue this summer, with a few adjustments to enhance social distancing and personal hygiene.

The Brundage team has adjusted all summer operations to better protect staff and guests from the spread of COVID-19. Adjusted operational plans for each area will be posted for the public to view here.