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Anyone ski Brundage lately.  When looking for powder found JH and Brundage were going to get some.  thinking of driving to McCall for Thur and fri this week.  Anyone been lately???





 

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yesterday it had some dust on crust offpiste and soft grommers, they got 6" since yesterday... but this week is looking like it's going to be amazing, brundage don't need much to go back to excelent conditions they work their grommers really well so any new snow makes a big difference if you stay on piste and hidden valley is always good no matter what!
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This is perfect timing for some fresh snow at Brundage.   (We're there weekly but skipped this last weekend because it was getting a bit skied out, and Winter Carnival crowds can be a pain in the butt.)  Unless the weather forecast misses badly, it should be a good trip to make -- I'm planning on heading down Thursday night and skiing Friday thru Sunday.  This is the closing weekend for winter carnival, so may want to call ahead for rooms.

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And if fresh snow isn't enough of an attraction, it's also "Diva Day" this weekend. 

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talking about Brundage, any local have more info about the expansion north of hidden valley? Also about the future base area expansion with the new area they acquired and got approved to develop? I'm really curious and really hoping they could pull something off to attract more people and money, I get it that most of the time there are no lift lines and the mountain is desert but there is part in me that wants to have some good development and to add some good skiing in SW Idaho! Also really wished they would put a lift to the very top of hidden valley to open up some expert terrain!

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Thanks folks, won't be coming down, couldn't get anyone to go with me - so will be skiing Lookout Wed and silver Sunday.  Looks like Sat will be good at Brundage hope that 10 inches predicted Fri will actually happen and you all have a GREAT weekend.   My best  Pete

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talking about Brundage, any local have more info about the expansion north of hidden valley? Also about the future base area expansion with the new area they acquired and got approved to develop? I'm really curious and really hoping they could pull something off to attract more people and money, I get it that most of the time there are no lift lines and the mountain is desert but there is part in me that wants to have some good development and to add some good skiing in SW Idaho! Also really wished they would put a lift to the very top of hidden valley to open up some expert terrain!

 

Whats the hike in/out like to hidden valley? Whats the terrain like? Ive been curious about this place and seems like they are getting the goods this year...

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Whats the hike in/out like to hidden valley? Whats the terrain like? Ive been curious about this place and seems like they are getting the goods this year...

I only hiked once before the entrance to the traverse and then traversed at the top to hidden valley, not sure that was a good option tough but that's where my friend took me, if you drop where the traverse is it gets steep close to the traverse and if you miss you might crash badly because most of the time it's a narrow traverse, best would be to ski from the top of hidden valley after the traverse, but I haven't hiked up from there.

 

Taking the traverse it's best to drop before the nw passage trail because that's where the steeps terrain is, if you go all the way to the end of the traverse there isn't much to ski unless you hike, but the hike is worth it, lots of features and tons of snow since not much traffic the traverse itself doesn't get much traffic as well

 

found this video that gives you a good idea

 

http://brundage.com/40593/favorite-runs-hidden-valley/

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... Whats the terrain like? Ive been curious about this place and seems like they are getting the goods this year...

 

It's all relative -- Brundage might be getting the goods relative to a lot of the West this year, but if you're thinking of a trip, keep in mind we're in need of snow as well.  The storm forecast for late last week didn't materialize, and it's spring skiing conditions out there now.  Getting pretty thin.  

 

MFA -- that's a nice link.  Hadn't seen that one before.

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Is this the Official Idaho Discussion section??  Any recent mountain news from Brundage, Bogus, TRack, the Valley of the Sun?   

how is the season going?  t

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Is this the Official Idaho Discussion section??  Any recent mountain news from Brundage, Bogus, TRack, the Valley of the Sun?   

how is the season going?  t


Brundage picked up right at 48" of snow in the last 9 days, and is  at the front end of another foot + storm.  Sitting on a 50" base on the lower mountain and 70" base up top.  The early winter skiing is good.

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Early season has been great in SW... I haven't been to Sun Valley, but Brundage is terrific, and Bogus is also great for what Bogus is! Bogus might have got ~25+" or so this past week and Brundage got 36" since Thursday on this last storm. Another weekend of snow is coming this week, it's currently snowing in both places, it's also snowing in the valley in Boise right now.

 

I'm not sure how are conditions in Sun Valley, but they were hit by the storm as well!

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Sounds freakin great!!  ,, what is bogus like , saw the "for what it is" comment but see that the backside has two relatively long lifts at 1450' and 1750' verts.  Im another bummed out easterner that will be on a plane soon.  i was thinking  a minitrip to Bogus, TRack and Brundage - or the other way  using Bogus, Soldier, and Sun Valley.   

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Sounds freakin great!!  ,, what is bogus like , saw the "for what it is" comment but see that the backside has two relatively long lifts at 1450' and 1750' verts.  Im another bummed out easterner that will be on a plane soon.  i was thinking  a minitrip to Bogus, TRack and Brundage - or the other way  using Bogus, Soldier, and Sun Valley.   

bogus is a small little mountain but with some fun terrain on superior and pine creek lifts! I was actually talking about the snow fall which has been terrible the last few years but this season, so far so good! it's skiing great!
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