Take A Break To McCall This Spring!

Free Skiing, Crazy Days, Snow Biking, and Spring Fishing Await You and Yours

Spring is the time when life’s alive in everything and this year is no exception.  If you’re looking to cure your winter blues, McCall, Idaho is a great place to take a break this spring … in one of the most beautiful locations on earth.

Celebrate the End of a Super Ski Season at Brundage Mountain

If you live in McCall, Idaho, you already know about all the family festivities that occur just a short drive from town at Brundage Mountain.  If you’re new to the community or are looking for one great place to celebrate Spring Break, come on up to McCall.

From a special family day that offers free lift tickets, to Easter Egg Hunts and Brundage’s Crazy Days, there’s a mountain full of fun for all at Brundage in April.  Come up for Easter or come the next week to experience their famous Pond Skim, Treasure Hunt, Poker Run, Beer Relay, and Costume Contest.

Highlights Follow:

April 1: Stoked on Spring* Celebrate Family with Brundage!
Free skiing is offered for families as long as one member purchases a lift ticket!  What a great way to end a great year of skiing and riding at Brundage.

April 1: Easter Egg Hunt
There are over 500 eggs that await you and yours on this upcoming Easter Sunday.  In ski boots or snow boots, it’s a memorable event that you won’t want to miss.  The action starts at 11:00 a.m.

April 7: Crazy Days at Brundage
As their website notes, this is without question “the most fun you can have on snow!”  It’s a full day of events and for all the specifics, just visit their website at Brundage.com.


Thanks to the excellent snowpack there’s plenty of adventure to be found at River Ranch and on the outskirts of town with your Fat Bike in tow.

Just a short scenic drive from our front gate is the Activity Barn that welcomes the novice to the most advanced to enjoy snow biking on their Nordic trails while the snow lasts. 

When the snow melts, it’s a mountain bike haven in and around our ranch home development in McCall. For everything you need to know about Snow Biking and Mountain Biking throughout the region we encourage you to visit RideMcCall.com.

Go Fish – With These Spring Season Tips from the Pro

Thanks to Daylight Savings Time, our family at River Ranch finds time after-work and after-school to test our fly-fishing talents right on site on the edge of the Payette River, and throughout our favorite secret spots.

To get us all back in focus on one of our favorite sports, we reached out to the Idaho Fish and Game for some early fishing season tips:

Take it slow: Fish can be sluggish in cold water. Air temperature warms much faster than water, so even on a warm, spring day, the water is probably chilly. Bait is a good option, and if you’re using lures or flies, a slow retrieve usually works better.

Don’t overlook warm water fish:   Smaller, shallower waters typically warm faster than larger bodies of water. Ponds and small reservoirs are good options. Same goes for shallow coves, bays and flats in larger lakes and reservoirs.

Watch for hatches: Fly anglers can find good early season bug hatches, which are typically chironomids (midges) or baetis (blue-wing olives). There are usually trout feeding on them.

Fish locally: Especially if the weather forecast looks iffy, Spring is a good time of year to explore local ponds and reservoirs that you may have overlooked in the past.

Get the latest information: Check Fish and Game stocking reports at fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/fish/stocking/ for good places to catch rainbow trout and other fish.


At River Ranch, we love to share our secret fishing spots with friends from near and far.  The magnificent beauty that envelops our forever picturesque private river-front home site development in McCall, Idaho, is just the beginning of the numerous hallmark features of our 458-acre residential development on the edge of the Payette River.

Contact Chris Reino at River Ranch at 208-630-4666 for more information about our Discovery Trip program and to make your reservation today.

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