McCALL, ID — Brundage Mountain Resort’s most ambitious construction season ever is underway, with major progress reported on three key projects that are part of the resort’s $25-$30 million improvement plan.
Projects include the upgrade of the Centennial Chairlift, construction on the base area Mountain Adventure Center (MAC), and the installation of key infrastructure in the new Northwoods residential area.
Centennial Chairlift Upgrade:
Brundage Mountain Resort is replacing the Centennial Triple Chair with a Doppelmayr high speed detachable quad. Work to dismantle the old lift infrastructure began immediately after the close of the winter season in April. The 32-year-old bottom terminal has been completely removed and the concrete for the new terminal and several tower foundations has been poured.
The haul rope and carriers (triple chairs) have been removed and the Brundage Mountain Lift Maintenance team has dismantled all lift towers that can be accessed from the ground. The remaining towers will be removed by helicopter later this summer. Helicopters will also be used to pour the remaining concrete tower footings and install 16 new lift towers.
The new high-speed quad – which will cut the ride time from 16 minutes to six minutes – will be in use for Winter 2023-24, giving Brundage Mountain a total of two high-speed quads to better disperse guests across the front side of the mountain.
“Brundage Mountain has so much stellar terrain on the south side of the mountain, and this new, faster lift will make it easier for skiers and especially snowboarders to reach that terrain,” said Brundage Mountain Resort General Manager, Ken Rider. “On top of that, the loading experience is going to be much smoother for all guests, including families with kids.”
New Mountain Adventure Center:
The concrete foundation has been poured for the new Mountain Adventure Center. This