Winter Activities

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Ride, ski, or snowshoe directly from your room at Bear Creek

In the winter, the lodge provides the closest accommodations to Brundage Downhill Ski Area and Little Ski Hill, and is adjacent to 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails so you can snowmobile right from your room. Ice skating, curling, and hockey games are available in the Manchester Ice Rink in town, or just snow shoe into the forest surrounding the lodge. McCall is a winter wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts and the lodge is the place to stay.

SNOWMOBILE

Snowmobile right from your room into some of the best terraine in the west-- From novice to expert, there are destinations and rides for every skill level.

  • Ride from your room
  • 500 miles of groomed trails adjacent to the lodge
  • Plenty of trailer parking
  • Premium Gas on site; Av Gas available upon request
  • Rental sleds available
  • Workshops/ lessons with Amber Holt (novice to expert)


Bear Creek is the perfect snowmobile vacation destination! A cabin at Bear Creek Lodge was on the cover of Snowmobile magazine.

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Burgdorf Hot Springs

Take an afternoon and snowmobile to Burgdorf Hot Springs. Burgdorf has two pools. Water enters the sandy-bottomed springs at 112F and flows into the main pool (5 feet deep) at 104F. A shallow pool, ideal for children, is nearby. Although Burgdorf appears on many maps, it has more ghosts than town to it. An unimproved road, open from mid-May to November, provides access to the springs. During winter months, the springs can be reached on cross-country skis or by snowmobile.

Ride to the old mining town of Warren and to Burgdorf hot springs via groomed trail, boondock in the powder, or high mark in Wong's Bowl and Twin Lakes. Ride to a new place everyday. Five groomers keep the trails in good shape.

DOWNHILL SKI

Bear Creek Lodge is the closest accomodations to Brundage Ski Resort where you can ride the lifts all day or hire a snowcat to make your own marks!

CROSS COUNTRY SKI

You can cross country ski at nearby Little Ski Hill (with ski lifts), in the open meadows of Bear Basin, or make the short drive to Ponderosa Park and ski along Payette Lake.

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SNOWSHOE

Bear Creek Lodge sits on 65 acres surrounded by National Forest. Snowshoe out the back door or go to nearby Bear Basin or Ponderosa Park. The lodge has a few pairs of snowshoes you can borrow if you want to try out this increasingly popular sport!

ICE SKATE

Manchester Ice Rink in downtown McCall is a regulation size ice rink. You can watch hockey and curling competitions or rent skates and try it yourself.

GO SNOW TUBING AND SLEDDING

The McCall Activity Barn offers organized tubing and with multiple gentle hills around McCall, there's always a hill for kids to go sledding.