Shhhh…McCall Is One Of The Best Secret And Most Affordable Ski Towns

As locals we all know how great the skiing in McCall can be. We eagerly look forward to that first snowfall of the year and the forthcoming accumulation (over 300 inches a year!) that will lead to opening day at our local Brundage Mountain Resort. On any given day, be it a weekend or weekday, local passholders flock to the mountain and familiar faces abound. But the beauty of Brundage is that, aside from typical high-travel times like Christmas break and President’s Day, it mostly seems like you have the mountain to yourself, and it comes at a very affordable price.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. McCall has recently been recognized by National Geographic as one of the top 10 best secret ski towns of North American AND by as one of the top 10 most affordable ski towns in America. How can you go wrong with either of those designations? In our minds, you can’t. National Geographic author Aaron Teasdale affirms what locals know–that McCall is a perfectly friendly, off-the-radar destination for families in search of some of the most consistent powder skiing in the Northern Rockies. Hundreds of visiting and local kids have cut their teeth on Brundage’s more gentle slopes (and also at the nearby Little Ski Hill.) Just a few years later these young skiers get introduced to McCalls beautiful and consistent powder on the higher slopes and a new generation of powderhounds is born once again.

If you are looking for an affordable ski town, and are happy to do away with the glitz and glamour of bigger and better known resort towns, look no further than McCall. As the article will tell you, McCall is a bargain ski town where you can get in lots of slope time and immerse yourself in the laid-back mountain lifestyle. With it’s beautiful lakeside setting, short drive to the slopes and inexpensive season pass prices, you can’t go wrong with our beautiful little town. And who knows…maybe you will become the seventh winter Olympian to hail from McCall?