Brundage Mountain Resort
- Employment: Brundage Mountain Jobs
- Population: McCall 2,925
- Road Conditions
- Snow Report
- Annual Snowfall: 300″
- Ski Season: Thanksgiving – mid-April
- Chamber of Commerce:
- Average Cost 1-bedroom Apartment: $475
- Lift Ticket Prices
- Local Newspaper: Star News
Brundage Mountain Resort is located 100 miles north of Boise, Idaho, near the town of McCall, and lies in the Payette National Forest. McCall is not just a lively resort town but is also a center for mining, timber, and cattle ranching, which gives it an authentic Western feel. McCall is the jumping off place to the Frank Church Wilderness Area and several wild and senic rivers. The resort, overlooking Payette Lake, promotes itself as a great powder skiing area and is wonderful for families. They even have a drive-up daycare. The mountain summit provides views of the snow-capped Salmon River Mountains, Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness and the Seven Devils.
There is an even distribution of wide, groomed trails for beginners, intermediates, and experts at Brundage. Experts will be especially pleased by the chance to ski through numerous glades and bowls covered by untouched snow. Guided backcountry skiing by snowcat on over 19,000 acres is also offered. The mountain offers 1,800 vertical feet of skiing over 41 wilderness-lined trails. Brundage is uncrowded and upspoiled.
One of the biggest events in McCall is the annual Winter Carnival in February, which is famous for its ice-sculptures. Zim’s Hot Springs is 20 minutes out of McCall, offering natural soak pools, swimming, and game rooms.
Brundage has over 20 miles of hand-built single track trails for mountain bikers. During the Summer the lift operates on Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 10 until 5. Many visitors enjoy scenic chairlift rides to the top of the mountain. Brundage Mountain Whitewater Adventures. Owned and operated by the resort offers half-day, full-day, and multi-day rafting trips on the Main Salmon, famed “River of No Return”.
McCall is the center of most after-hours activities and boasts a lively bar and restaurant scene. The Pub is a lively microbrew pub popular with the ski crowd. For margaritas, go to Rodrigo’s Cantina near the airport. There are a variety of restaurants to choose, from My Father’s Place, offering gourmet burgers to The Epicurean, known regionally as the finest restaurant around.
Brundage is located off Highway 55, 110 miles north of Boise, where there is an airport served by major airlines. McCall has an airport for private aircraft only. Regional transportation is limited around the Brundage Mountain and McCall area though a shuttle service makes regular round-trips between Brundage and McCall on weekends and during the holiday season. In addition, a city bus operates daily in McCall.
There is no housing at Brundage Mountain. Employees generally stay in nearby McCall or New Meadows. Contact local realtors or subscribe to the local paper for more information.
The main employer in this area is Brundage Ski Mountain and the winter application deadline is open. Approximately 140 people are hired at the ski resort for the winter season. For other regional employment information, check the classified section of the local paper.