November 2021

When the weather outside is frightful, only a few things are more delightful than a winter escape in McCall. Whether it’s taking a dip in the town’s local hot springs or accessing one of the many backcountry trails for some deep powder action, a winter vacation in McCall will offer the best memories for everyone on your trip to enjoy.

Warm Up Your Winter with a Soak

Gold Fork Hot Springs is an excellent choice for a full day of relaxation and loosening up sore muscles in one of their six pools that are formed by natural rock formations. These signature Idaho mineral hot springs are available at varying temperatures ranging from 85-110°F. Make no mistake, this soak is sure to warm up your body and also serves as a picture-perfect moment to share with friends and family! There is a sandy pool available for children and no reservations are required for guests. Check out their website here to plan your visit accordingly!

Gold Fork Hot Springs
Skiing in McCall, Idaho

Hit the Winter Trails

Whether it’s your first time out on the slopes or you’re dusting off your skis for the return of the winter season, Brundage Mountain Resort offers an incredible variety of trails and skiing options fit for any age and type of learner. With professionally certified instructors available for private lessons, you’ll be on the fast track to a confident and thrilling snow sports journey. Although 2021-2022 dates are yet to be released for the winter season, Snowtubing at McCall’s Activity Barn is another exciting option for those seeking a rush of adrenaline. The Barn’s ‘magic carpet’ conveyor lift whisks you comfortably to the top of the hill – from there, gravity takes you to the bottom. Visitors are encouraged to check the site regularly for new updates!


Sled into the Season

McCall has consistently been rated as one of the best areas for snowmobiling in the Pacific Northwest due to its groomed snowmobile trails, breathtaking locations, and backcountry powder! At Brundage Mountain, their experienced backcountry guides host full-day and half-day snowmobile tours to different spots, including Clow Point, Granite Lake, Upper Payette Lake, and other spectacular locations. All you’ll need is a valid driver’s license to rent or drive a snowmobile, and you’ll be well on your way to a hassle-free day of sledding!

Brundage Ski Resort
The Cove

Indulge at The Cove

Occasionally, we need a respite from the pursuit, and what better way to end or start the year off than with a relaxing spa day at The Cove. Located right here at Shore Lodge, our top-rated spa presents endless opportunities to thaw out any muscle tension or hydrate your skin from the harsh cold weather. For those looking forward to using seasonal ingredients, The Cove offers ‘Essential Elements,’ a facial that combines yam and pumpkin extract to boost collagen production, resulting in an effective peel that leaves your skin looking and feeling great. Our ‘Big Game’ massage also utilizes a rich blend of ginger, peppermint, and eucalyptus to stimulate circulation and induce tranquility. Plan your next serene retreat with us to sprinkle relaxation into your mind and body this holiday season.

Celebrate at the McCall Winter Carnival

Inspired by the Payette Lake Winter Games is the highly anticipated McCall Winter Carnival! With its start dating back to the 1960s, the Carnival has grown into a beloved Idaho event that attracts more than 60,000 visitors to McCall each year. With more than 100 unique events taking place throughout the ten days of the Winter Carnival, attendees can expect to see live music, parades, ice sculptures, fireworks, several contests, bingo nights, and other festive activities. The Carnival will be back in action from January 28, 2022, through February 6, 2022.

Winter Carnival in McCall

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