Ever wonder what a Wednesday at Brundage looks like? Today the skies are clear, the sun is out, and the snow is sparkling everywhere you look. But I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves…
We’ve been on a roller coaster ride of temperatures for the past few days. As our weekend visitors can tell you, we had some soggy conditions over the weekend.
The good news? Snow levels have dropped significantly today – and we’ve already had several inches of snow since just before sunrise.
It looks like we could see a few more inches (and continued cold temperatures) this afternoon and tonight before things get drier tomorrow.
The spirit of spring time is alive and well at Brundage Mountain today. From the spring-like snow conditions, to the gorgeous views, great live music and a little bit of wackiness, it’s been refreshing all around.
We added some of the highlight’s to todays Snow Blog. Click on any photo below for a larger view.
We want to welcome you to a new feature of our Snowblog; we’re calling it “From the President’s Desk”. Our goal is to create a forum where we can seek input from our guests, to share ideas and come together to address issues that face the ski area.
We want to begin with the topic of “Uphill Skiers”. Brundage Mountain does not currently have an official policy on uphill traffic. By uphill traffic, we are referring to the skiers and snowboarders who ascend the mountain using climbing skins, (also known as ‘earning your turns’).
Here at Brundage, most of the uphill travel occurs before the lifts open. We have a handful of skinners climbing the hill each morning. On powder days, that number can jump into the dozens. While climbing before the lifts open reduces the hazards from possible collisions with downhill skiers or riders, it doesn’t remove the hazards from having uphill travelers on the slopes at the same time as snowcats are grooming them. [Read more...]
The month of March is coming ‘in like a lion’, just the way we like it. We woke up to six inches of fresh snow this morning, on top of two inches from yesterday.
The snow turned out to be just a little bit lighter and drier than we first expected, as you can see in the photos below. This storm surge is far from over; the experts tell us we could see one to two more FEET by Tuesday. Check out the forecast.
Don’t forget, crowds disappear when the weekend is over, so you may want to cash in some vacation days and join us early next week as we continue to believe in the wonders of Winter. [Read more...]
FINAL DAY: Purchase your 2014-15 Adult Winter Season Pass by midnight, tonight (Thursday, February 27th) to enjoy the lowest price of the year and save up to $200.
If you don’t have a season pass for the current season, purchasing next year’s pass will also allow you to ski or ride the rest of this season for $99 or less.
Here are some tips on how to make your purchase:
Spring is coming and we are excited to celebrate the season by hosting amazing musicians every Saturday in March!
Come listen to these Idaho favorites and enjoy some epic spring days! Music is from 2-5 pm, in Smoky’s Bar & Grill (or outside if the weather is right) and is FREE!
Here’s a closer look at the great musicians headed our way: [Read more...]
If you follow this blog, you probably know that it’s been DUMPING FOR DAYS up here at Brundage Mountain. As much as we treasure the powder, today, we found inspiration in the warmth of the sun’s rays after six straight days of storms.
Virgin white snow is still poised on the tree branches and soft, sugary snow still blankets the slopes. But instead of a frantic rush for fresh lines, today, we slowed down to enjoy the almost-forgotten views. To feel the soothing vibration of the corduroy under our feet. To notice the sparkle as sunshine reacquaints itself with the snow surface. And, of course, to relish a few forgotten freshies found along our more whimsical, more wide-eyed tour around the mountain. [Read more...]
The snow gods keep showering their love down on Brundage Mountain. We’ve had another TWO FEET of fresh snow this week. Today, we got just three inches of fresh snow, but the dry, fluffy powder is far deeper and more forgiving than it might appear on the surface.
That forgiveness was a huge relief this morning, as the gods of fog were not feeling quite so benevolent. (At least not on the upper mountain). In the end, the snow gods prevailed in the epic weather battle, with snow conditions more than making up for the challenging visibility.
Here are a few snapshots to give you a feel for all the forces at work today: