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Ski 2020: Brundage Mountain boosts backcountry and skier experience

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Ski season starts soon, and BoiseDev looks at changes you can expect at each area resort.

At Brundage Mountain Resort in Adams County near McCall, much of the focus is on its backcountry skiing program.

A new snowcat will join the fleet with room for twelve skiers, which will help ensure the resort has enough coverage if one of the cats goes down.

Brundage’s Snowcat Adventures opens up nearly 18,000 acres of backcountry skiing across three mountain peaks.

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Resort officials also tout 16 new snowmobiles for its sled tours.

Snowmobile trips span full- and half-day trips and hit up a variety of spots in the greater McCall area. Destinations include Clow Point, Granite Lake, Goose Lake, Hazard Lake, and Upper Payette Lake.

“We have one of the best SnowCat programs in North America and this additional backcountry snowcat helps ensure more great powder days for our most passionate skiers and riders,” Brundage GM Ken Rider said. “Our guided snowmobile program is growing in popularity and the upgraded and expanded fleet will allow us to get more people out experiencing the beauty of the backcountry.”

Brundage crews are working to whack down brush across the mountain as part of a multi-year program to help boost on-mountain ski experience. Officials focused on Hot Shot, Lower Kickback, Stump and Race Course – plus parts of NW passage.

The concept is to improve conditions during the early part of the season and improve lines on powder days.

The resort also expanded its “Passholder Perks” program with a long list of discounts and specials for season pass holders. It also now includes free skiing at 74 resorts around the region, including Mt. Hood Meadows, Soldier Mountain and Mission Ridge.

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