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December 2012

Snow is falling again at Brundage Mountain and we are excited to welcome our holiday visitors in the coming days.

We've had 100% of our terrain open for more than a week and slope conditions are top-notch, as you can see from this photo we snapped this morning.

We also have some exciting news to share about an early opening to our Snowcat season and some tasty new offerings in our restaurant facilities.

We invite you to read on for all the latest news. We hope it helps make your next trip to Brundage one to remember.

- Your Friends at Brundage Mountain 

Snowcat Season Opens Early
Guided trips start this weekend
It's an early Christmas gift for backcountry enthusiasts! Brundage Mountain SnowCat Adventures is starting its season more than three weeks earlier than normal!

We still have space available for trips this weekend and over the holiday period. Normally, our snowcat season starts in mid-January, so this is an exciting opportunity to make some new holiday memories.

Call 208-634-4151 ext. 124 to book your seat. More details are available here.

We also have some new experiences on the horizon for even the most seasoned snowcat skier. Follow this link to learn about our new terrain on Six-Mile Ridge.

Build your off-piste confidence with our new 50/50 Club

If you love skiing and yearn to spend more time in the powder, our 50/50 Club may be just the thing to get your technique to the next level.

This new program is designed to take place 50% on-trail and 50% off-trail, so you can build the skills you need to ski confidently on the whole mountain, no matter the conditions!

Sessions begin in early January so sign up now.

Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway!
The Powder Predicament

Brundage Mountain is a haven for powder lovers and with the new gear designed to make off-trail skiing easier than ever, we're seeing a growing number of people heading beyond our boundaries.

A trendy term has evolved for this kind of skiing, but no matter how close the 'sidecountry' is to a ski area, anything beyond the boundaries is 'backcountry'. This recent article highlights the so-called sidecountry myth.

If you're considering a trip beyond our boundaries, having the right training and equipment is essential.

The best way to prepare is to take a backcountry skills course or avalanche awareness class. The Payette Powder Guides offer several classes throughout the winter.

Here are 10 Questions you should ask yourself before you enter the backcountry, from our friends at Outside Magazine.

We invite you to refresh your beacon skills in our beacon park and review your avalanche awareness here.
The SideStash Cafe

A convenient stop to quench your thirst and fill you up.

It's hard to miss the changes on the third floor of our lodge.

We've added 1,000 square feet of heated, indoor space with terrific views of the slopes.

This new area is home to the SideStash Cafe. In addition to top-quality espresso drinks, draft beer and wine, the SideStash is also a convenient place to pick up a quick but satisfying lunch.

Follow this link to see what else the SideStash Cafe offers, along with a look at our popular new menu items in Smoky's Bar & Grill.       
And for those who prefer a mid-mountain snack, we've got expanded hours at the Bear's Den for the holidays.

The Bear's Den will be open every day from Friday, December 21st through January 1st, with the exception of Christmas Day.

We hope you'll stop in and check out our new space AND our new tastes!
It's not too late to plan a holiday ski trip...
Brundage Mountain Vacation Planners has everything you need

Whether you're looking for a great deal on a Ski & Stay package at a nearby hotel or hoping to book a cabin or condo, the local experts at Brundage Mountain Vacation Planners can help you customize a short trip or a long winter holiday. Chat on-line or over the phone.
Mark Your Calendars for a Spectacular Show...
Join us as we 'Light Up the Night' on Saturday, December 29th
Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for our dazzling holiday party!

This year, our Light Up the Night celebration will feature a torchlight parade, slopeside fireworks show and 'pray for snow' bonfire in the parking lot!

This year's menu includes a pesto alfredo pasta with skewered sugar cane shrimp and a colorful array of vegetables, caeser salad and breadstick.

The cost is $18 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under.

This dinner has sold out the past two years, so it's a good idea to pre-purchase your tickets by e-mailing or calling 208-634-4151 ext. 124 between 9 am and 5 pm.

You do not need a dinner ticket to enjoy the outdoor spectacle, but you do need a dinner ticket to get a seat on the third floor.