Brundage Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Idaho in USA. The resort is in the town of New Meadows, ID. We recently ranked all of Idaho's ski resorts, so you can see where Brundage stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Brundage is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
Brundage Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Brundage has a total of 46 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,500 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 607 hectares, 2 square miles, or 6 square kilometers.
Brundage's slopes see on average 319 inches (126 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 26 feet a year!
Brundage Ski Resort Elevation
Brundage Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,640 feet, or 2,329 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 5,840 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,800 feet (549 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Brundage's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Brundage Ski Resort Difficulty Level
43.8out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level
Brundage has 1,500 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Brundage is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Brundage Ski Resort good for beginners?
Brundage can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Brundage Ski Resort Location
Brundage Ski Resort is located in the state of Idaho, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of New Meadows, ID.
New Meadows, ID 83654 USA
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Getting to Brundage Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Brundage Ski Resort), its coordinates of 45.05000, -116.12000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of New Meadows, ID to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Brundage.
|Lewiston Nez Perce County Airport||LWS||Lewiston, ID||101 mi|
|Boise Airport||BOI||Boise, ID||103 mi|
|Pullman Moscow Regional Airport||PUW||Pullman/Moscow, WA||126 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Brundage Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Brundage Ski Resort.
|Little Ski Hill||McCall, ID||5,700 ft||28%||9 mi|
|Tamarack||Tamarak, ID||7,700 ft||66%||15 mi|
|Soldier Mountain||Stanley, ID||7,150 ft||39%||56 mi|
|Snowhaven||Grangeville, ID||5,600 ft||10%||57 mi|
|Cottonwood Butte||Cottonwood, ID||5,730 ft||45%||72 mi|
|Bogus Basin||Boise, ID||7,590 ft||58%||89 mi|
Brundage Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||7,640 ft|
|Base Elevation||5,840 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,800 ft|
(30% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||319 inches|