MCCALL, Idaho — Brundage Mountain Resort sent an email this morning with a message from General Manager, Ken Rider.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Brundage Mountain will be closed until further notice starting at the end of business today 3-17-2020.
Suspending our operations is a necessary step in support of our national and community efforts to limit the spread and reduce the risks associated with COVID-19. This is an unprecedented situation. At our core, the Brundage Mountain family is devoted to providing a healthy outdoor experience for our skiing and riding community.
However, with recent developments and school and other closures in our area, we must acknowledge that keeping Brundage Mountain open at this time would undoubtedly result in an influx of travelers to our community. Brundage is locally owned and operated, and the safety and long-term wellbeing of our staff and of the surrounding communities is of utmost importance to us.
We continue to believe outdoor recreation provides a meaningful escape to nature, which made this a difficult decision. At this critical time, we feel this is the right decision to help flatten the curve in support of our local healthcare system.
We apologize for the inconvenience the short notice will cause some of our guests. These are unprecedented times changing not by the day but by the hour. We make the best decisions based on the information available at the time. Given the new developments and information available on the virus and the crucial nature of social distancing, we felt we could not delay taking this important step."
For guests with reservations:
All reservations will be canceled with no penalty and fully refunded. The mountain expects high call volume at this time, so be patient with staff as they work through the process of contacting guests.
On Monday, officials from the mountain announced they were making more operational charges in light of the situation.
Further details will be provided as they become available at https://brundage.com/covid-19/