Brundage Mountain’s Summer Season is set to open Friday, June 17, but the opening weekend activities will look a lot different this year.
Scenic Chairlift rides will be offered starting Friday, June 17, but opening weekend visitors will also have the opportunity to ski or snowboard off the summit, for some off-piste late spring skiing turns. A small terrain park will also be open on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19.
“Spring storms have left us with a solid snowpack on the top of the mountain. While we’re working to clear and prep mountain biking and hiking trails from the base area up, we’ll be prepping four or five terrain park features near the summit.”
– Brundage Mountain General Manager, Ken Rider
Guests who are interested in skiing or boarding can ride the BlueBird Express to the summit on foot and put their skis or boards on at the top. The terrain park will be located just north of the BlueBird lift, at the very top of the Main Street run. There is no continuous snow from top to bottom, so skiers and riders will be allowed to download the BlueBird Express when they finish riding.
2022-23 Winter Season Passholders and 2022 Summer Bike Park Passholders can ride the lift and park features at no additional charge. Adult tickets are available for $20 and youth are $15.
“It’s extremely rare to get the chance to make turns or hit rails in June, so while it’s not how we were expecting to open summer season, we’re pretty stoked about it.”
– Ken Rider
While the upper mountain snowpack will keep some mountain bike trails closed, others that run from the base area to mid-mountain will be open for cross-country riding. Bikers and hikers are encouraged to check the resort’s Summer Trail Report starting Friday, June 17 to track new trail openings in the 30+ mile bike park over the next couple of weeks. www.brundage.com/summertrails.
Slope-side dining at Smoky’s Bar & Grill begins Friday, June 17 and the Disc Golf Course is scheduled to be open for free play.
Brundage Mountain will be open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays June 17-19 and June 24-26.
The resort will open for Wednesday through Sunday operations starting June 29, with Bonus Days Monday, July 4, Tuesday, July 5 and Monday, September 5.