MCCALL, Idaho — Brundage Mountain in McCall is opening the Easy Street Triple Chair for free skiing and riding December 7 and 8. The McCall ski area's natural snow depths range from 10 inches to 16 inches, but snowmaking on the Easy Street run has provided enough extra snow to open that portion of the mountain for weekend operations. Easy Street is scheduled to be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Snow is in the forecast over the weekend with a second round expected mid-week next week. Brundage will open more terrain and expand hours as soon as snow conditions allow it.
“Our snowmaking team took full advantage of low temperatures over the past couple weeks so that we can open Easy Street for the season,” said resort spokesperson, April Whitney. “Our next goal is to open upper mountain terrain and the latest forecast shows Mother Nature is starting to get on board with that plan.”
The Easy Street lift is free to all ages, all season long. The free access is part of Brundage Mountain's Learn to Ski + Ride program. Highlights include the Beartopia Family Fun Zone and the 4x4 Learn to Ski + Ride Program, which offers four lessons and four rentals plus a season pass for $249.
Smoky’s Bar & Grill will be open from 11 am - 3 pm. Guest Services and the Fall Line Shop will be open from 9:30 to 4:30 each day. The Ski + Ride School and Daycare Services are also available with a reservation. This is also an ideal weekend to pick up a season-long lease package on kids ski gear. Limited quantities and sizes are available on a first-come, first-served basis through December 15 only.
Photo Courtesy of Brundage Mountain