Written by Thomas Walsh
December 15

Entertain Holiday Guests

Ah the holidays…a magical time full of wonder, giving and family. Lots of family. Have a full house of guests descending on you and no idea how to entertain them over the holidays? We have you covered!

If there are powder hounds in the family, a day on the mountain at Tamarack or Brundage is an easy choice. Both resorts offer something for everyone – and great après ski hangouts!

If sliding on rails and catching air off a kicker is on the agenda, be sure to check out Brundage’s brand new Deadwood Shred Park located right under the Bluebird Chair. Here you will find a unique terrain park constructed completely from natural elements like logs, standing and fallen trees. The Little Ski Hill also boasts an awesome terrain park that will keep shredders shredding and jibbers jibbing. Be sure to check the Little Ski Hill’s website (www.littlehill.org) for some amazing freeride events including rail jams, big air competitions and more!

While hitting the slopes is a fabulous way to spend a day, you may have a few family members who don’t share your passion for powder. Not to worry…there are still plenty of ways to give them a holiday to remember (and show off this amazing place you call home!).

Start with a spa treatment at Spa del Sol or Unwind Body Spa! Enjoy a relaxing massage, facial, or pedicure to erase stress and calm the spirit. The Cove also offers a unique indoor-outdoor saltwater immersion pool experience where the only requirement is “lounging and lollygagging.”

Once your guests are properly relaxed, hit the pubs on a tour of McCall’s finest breweries. Sip and “Initial Attack IPA” or “Sturgeon Tale Ale” at Broken Horn Brewing Company, sample Salmon River Brewery’s flagship “Buzz Buzz Porter” and the “ESB: Extra Special Brundage” brew or pick up a growler of McCall Brewing Company’s “Wobbily Man Smoked Scotch Ale” or “Lemon Ginger Hefeweizen.”

Looking for that one-of-a-kind McCall experience to wow your guests? Why not book a dinner at the Blue Moon Yurt in Ponderosa State Park? Nordic ski or snowshoe along a tiki torch lit trail to the yurt for a multi-course gourmet meal by candlelight. And the best part of the evening? Swapping stories and making new friends with your fellow yurt-goers! Just be sure to arrive prepared with skis or snowshoes – rentals are available at Gravity Sports and Home Town Sports.

Happy Holidays!


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