October 2022

Perched on the shores of Payette Lake and sitting pretty in the Salmon River Mountains, McCall is a jewel of a mountain town. Amidst gorgeous forested landscapes, four seasons of outdoor recreation await. But winter is a highlight. McCall has an unpretentious vibe and is home to two ski resorts with over 500 miles of groomed snowmobile and Nordic trails, fantastic snowshoeing, relaxing spas, and so much more – all just two hours from Boise.

Whether you live nearby and want a staycation or come from farther afield, the colder months in McCall beckon those who desire a winter playground with an impressive variety of activities on offer. An annual average of 132 inches of fresh powder practically guarantees it!

Sledding at the Activity Barn

Discover one of the best snow tubing areas in America with a lift that will whisk you to the top of the hill and offer beautiful views of Brundage Mountain. A tubing hill of over 700 feet with a vertical drop of 85 feet brings you down in classic tubing style. The entire family can get into snow tubing, and you don’t need prior experience. For those who like to have their fun a little later in the day, night tubing is available. The McCall Activity Barn is located on at 141 Moonridge Drive, just South of McCall!

Skiing at Brundage Mountain

Brundage Mountain isn’t known as The Best Snow In Idaho™ for nothing. With its amazing variety of terrain and great powder (and did we mention the 68 trails), it is a must-do  for snow bunnies and beginners alike. Wide-groomed runs are on the Frontside and Lakeview zones, with the Easy Street learning area ensuring the newbies aren’t forgotten.

Snowshoeing and Exploring Payette National Forest

If skiing doesn’t quite trip your trigger, snowshoeing is a great way to explore the great outdoors without needing skis or a track. It’s also a great way to ‘get off the beaten path’ for a little something to shake up your winter itinerary. A variety of terrain in the Payette National Forest allows you to choose the intensity of your workout.

Skiing at Brundage
The Cove in Winter

Mid-week Access to The Cove

When you need some rest and rejuvenation from the rigors of winter play, The Cove delivers. Massage treatments, soothing facials, body treatments, and two incredible immersion pools guarantee an authentic McCall spa experience. The Cove is located right here within Shore Lodge, making for the perfect home base.

Ice Skating Rink in Town

Whether you’re visiting McCall as a couple, a family, or a group of friends, an afternoon of ice skating is a great group activity. The Manchester Ice and Event Center is the place to be – a natural gathering place. Private and group lessons are available.

2023 Winter Carnival

If you time your winter adventure to McCall just right, take part in the 10-day party celebrating all things winter. Come the latter part of January, visitors can take their pick of festivities, daily activities, and just pure fun. Parades, live music, snow sculptures, snow bike races, comedy shows, and so much more occur during the McCall Winter Carnival.

Have we got you excited yet?

McCall Winter Carnival

And luckily for you, Shore Lodge is at the center of all the thrilling winter adventures you and your family can participate in. To book your ultimate winter escape, click HERE or call 800.657.6464. To stay connected on all things Shore Lodge, follow the resort on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter to add more things to your winter vacation itinerary.