Idaho, United States
Brundage Mountain Resort is an alpine ski area in west central Idaho, in the Payette National Forest. Brundage first opened in November 1961 and is 8 miles (13 km) northwest of McCall, a twenty minute drive in average winter conditions.
The summit elevation of Brundage is 7640 feet (2328 m) above sea level, with an overall vertical drop of 1800 feet (548 m). Five chairlifts serve the 1500 acres (6.1 km²) of primarily west-facing terrain, overlooking New Meadows, Adams County, and onto eastern Oregon. The area's annual snowfall is 300-350 inches (762-889 cm). The summit of Brundage Mountain straddles the county line with Valley County to the east, in which McCall lies.
Brundage also offers backcountry powder skiing on terrain north of the lift-served ski area, serviced by snow cats. Half-day, full-day, and two-day trips are available to areas including Granite Mountain at 8478 feet (2584 m) and Slab Mountain at 8225 feet (2507 m). The two-day trip spends the night in a mountain yurt. These areas are among the highest average snowfalls in the state.
Brundage is accessed from State Highway 55 via the turnoff to Goose Lake Road, four miles (6.4 km) west of central McCall. Goose Lake Road climbs slightly over 1000 vertical feet (305 m) in four miles (6.4 km) when it diverts to the ski area's parking lot, at an elevation of just over 6000 feet (1830 m).
During the summer months, Brundage has chairlift-served mountain biking on over 20 miles (32 km) of specially built single-track trails.