Visit McCall Magazine Winter 19-20

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Your Regional Visitors Guide for New Meadows, McCall, Donnelly, and Cascade, Idaho

BEST OF THE BEST. . . . . . . . . . 6 9 of our favorite ski area experiences in McCall THE PURSUIT OF WELLNESS . . . . . . . . . . 22 Relax, refresh and feel restored in McCall

AVALANCHE DOGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 An inside look at these amazing human/canine teams

SLICE OF LIFE: BEHIND THE PLOW . . . . . 48 PLAN AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 It’s never too early to plan your summer adventure

Welcome to Your Best Day



Photo courtesy Brundage Mountain – John Webster Photography

WHAT’S INSIDE BEST OF THE BEST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 9 of our favorite ski area experiences in McCall

STAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 THE PURSUIT OF WELLNESS. . . . . . . . 22 Relax, refresh and feel restored in McCall


PLAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 AVALANCHE DOGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Sometimes, winter gets a bad rap. Colder temperatures and shorter days earn this snowy season names like “the winter doldrums” and “the winter blues.” But in McCall, there is a vibrant community of snow-lovers who can’t wait to make the most of the cold.

EAT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 FEATURED ARTIST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

This issue we are exploring a few of the programs that make winter such a special and exciting season in the mountains. From an inside look at the amazing avalanche dogs and their handlers keeping us safe on the slopes to the unique ways McCall is helping residents and visitors alike find their balance and start on a path to wellness to our top tips for enjoying the three local ski areas, there is plenty of winter-time inspiration to go around.

–The Visit McCall team

An inside look at these amazing human/canine teams

McCall Craftworks

CALENDAR OF EVENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . 46 A list of what’s happening this year

SLICE OF LIFE: BEHIND THE PLOW. . . 48 SHOP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 NEW BUSINESS ROUND-UP. . . . . . . . 56 LIVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 SIP & SAVOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 PLAN AHEAD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 It’s never too early to plan your summer adventure

AREA MAP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 PARTING SHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82


Editor in Chief | McKenzie Kraemer Assistant Editor | April Whitney Advertising | Lindsey Harris Contributing Writers | Lindsey Harris, Rachel Aaronson, McKenzie Kraemer

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Cover photo courtesy Chad Casse Photography



Big Things Are Happening Tamarack Resort is in the midst of a massive transformation. We’ve installed a new chairlift to service 200 acres of or intermediate and expert terrain. We’ve added new grooming equipment and cleared brush for better snow services boundary to boundary. Plus, the Village at Tamarack is being completed promising new lodging, restaurants and guest service spaces. Simply put — big things are happening.

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Bestof the Best

9 of Our Favorite Ski Area Experiences in McCall


Photo taken by John J. Webster at Brundage Mountain Resort

The McCall area has always been a haven for snow seekers. From ski jumping competitions held at Blackwell Ranch in the 1920s to the development of three ski areas—the Little Ski Hill in 1937, Brundage Mountain Resort in 1961 and Tamarack Resort in 2004—a love of winter sports has always been at the heart of the McCall community. Having so many winter playgrounds to choose from means that there is a perfect place to find whatever terrain is beckoning. We rounded up our favorite experiences at the Little Ski Hill, Brundage Mountain Resort and Tamarack Resort to celebrate the big offerings of this little ski town. Continued page 8 7

Photo courtesy Chad Case Photography

Best Family Ski Experience

BEARTOPIA at Brundage Mountain four mid-length beginner runs, two freestyle runs with terrain park features and a sampling of intermediate/advanced runs. Beartopia even has its own eatery. The Bear’s Den is open Fridays through Sundays and holidays and features hearty fare like meatball sandwiches, chicken and waffles and mac and cheese. Bear Chair lift tickets are less than half the price of a full-mountain ticket, so not only is this learning environment ideal, it is also incredibly affordable.

Best Way to Catch Some Air

Little Ski Hill’s Outback Terrain Park

If big air is on your bucket list, the Little Ski Hill’s Outback Terrain Park is the place to go. Close to one-third of the ski area is devoted to this park’s table top jumps, spines, volcanoes and rails. Features are constantly changing to give you an exciting ride from top to bottom. A fleet of more than 20 rails is mixed into those changing lines and creates a second rail garden at the base of the mountain so there is always something new to explore. On top of all this, the Little Ski Hill puts its terrain park on display every year with a number of free ride events including Rail Jams, Slopestyles, Big Airs and, the local favorite, Banked Slalom. Continued page 10 8

Photo courtesy John Webster

For families just starting out on their alpine adventures, the Beartopia Fun Zone at Brundage Mountain can’t be beat. Newbies start on the gentle terrain surrounding the Easy Rider Conveyor, then step up to the Easy Street Triple Chair which allows them to practice skills and build confidence on any of five short beginner runs. The best part? Both the Easy Rider Conveyor and the Easy Street Triple Chair are absolutely free. Once a skier or boarder can stop and turn consistently, the next step is the Bear Chair. This opens up a world of adventure on 100 acres of terrain featuring

Best Top-to-Bottom Run

Bliss at Tamarack Resort If you’re a fan of the lactic acid burn and jaw-dropping view corridors, Bliss is your run. Technically separated into Upper Bliss and Lower Bliss, when combined together it is one of the longest runs at Tamarack—clocking in at just under 2 miles with more than 2200 feet of vertical. The undulating run also provides plenty of spots to take a breather and enjoy views over snowcovered Lake Cascade and the valley floor. Continued page 12







1308 Hearthstone Court McCall, Idaho

(800) 574-6377


Photo courtesy John Webster


Best Place to Ski Under the Stars

Little Ski Hill

Photo courtesy Lindsey Harris

When the sun goes down, the skiing heats up. There is something special about hitting the slopes under the stars. A quiet settles in, the temperature drops and the same runs you took during the day take on a whole new look. The Little Ski Hill is McCall’s only area for night skiing (and the third oldest ski area in Idaho!) and the experience is one you won’t forget. Jump on the T-bar for a lift to the top then head down one of the trails lit with floodlights. At the bottom, warm up in the Lodge with a bite and a beer. Night skiing is open until 8pm Tuesday through Thursday and 9pm on Friday and Saturday.

Best Place to Ski Powder for the First Time

Front Side of Brundage Mountain




By now, you’ve ripped down some of the ridiculously wide top to bottom groomers. You think you’re ready to try the powder, but what’s the best approach? This is where the front side of Brundage Mountain truly shines. Off to the side of any of the main groomed runs—North, Main Street, Alpine, Engen, 45th Parallel—you’ll find a generous swath of ungroomed snow. Frequent storms refresh Brundage Mountain with some of the softest, most forgiving snow you’ll R in find anywhere in the Northwest. Fresh snow and easy access make it a ta n ou M breeze to ‘dip in’ for a few low-angle powder turns to work on your e ag und r B technique—without getting committed to a path with no easy exit. While expert es y our t Photo c powder skiers swear by ‘the trees’, there are plenty of open slopes that appeal to those still building their off-piste confidence. And if you’re worried your gear won’t keep up with your ambitions, look no further than the Fall Line Shop. Demo packages with ‘unlimited switchouts’ are available and affordable, so you can push yourself in the powder in the morning and finish the day carving up the groomed runs with the perfect set of boards to fit either adventure. Continued page 14 12

All Of This Right Outside Your Front Door



“The Grove” at Tamarack Resort When you look up at West Mountain in the fall from Highway 55, it’s hard to miss Tamarack Resort’s namesake. On the resort’s northern edge grows a large grove of Western Larch, also known as tamaracks, which turn a brilliant gold as temperatures drop. As one of the few deciduous conifers, the tamaracks then drop their needles and leave behind a glade of pines with striking view lines for skiers and riders. With no pine needles to obscure your view, stellar visibility creates better lines for tree skiing. No pine boughs mean little to no tree wells. When crowds tear up the powder elsewhere on the mountain, the gladed terrain off Wildwood holds on longer for the ultimate tree skiing experience. Continued page 16


Photo courtesy Tamarack Resort

Best Tree Skiing

208.634.0017 313 McBride Street • McCall, ID

Guided Snowmobile Tours & Riding Clinics Trail Sleds • Mountain Sleds UTV’s • RZR’s

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Best Photo Op

Brundage Mountain’s Lakeview Bowl

Photo courtesy Brundage Mountain Resort

By the time you reach the 7,640 foot summit at the top of the BlueBird Express, you’ll already be overwhelmed with nearly 360-degrees of stunning Rocky Mountain views. But frequent visitors to Brundage Mountain know there’s another special spot where the beauty of the surrounding mountains and lakes can knock you out of your ski boots. Head South from the summit toward the Lakeview Bowl and you’ll be greeted by an army of “Snow Ghosts” – pine and fir trees dressed in a uniform of pure white. Take some leisurely turns down the pristine Kickback corduroy or a more direct shot down Dropline and watch the gorgeous Payette Lake, McCall and Long Valley landscapes unfold right in front of your eyes. The trip back up the Lakeview Triple is equally as satisfying. This nearly untouched playground looks like a real-life snow globe each time storms dish up a new serving of the Best Snow in Idaho™ and is definitely worthy of a photo op stop.

Tamarack Resort Grabbing first tracks or that mid-afternoon pick-me-up comes a bit easier at Tamarack thanks to the state’s largest offering of ski-in ski-out lodging. And the options for staying slopeside will increase exponentially this winter with the opening of the first phase of The Village at Tamarack with studio to 3-bedroom condominiums. Whether you’re looking for a hotel room, cottage, chalet, townhome or estate home large enough for a family retreat—the resort has options to fit all shapes and sizes of winter getaways. With Village amenities just a stroll, skate or slide away—apres lasts just a bit longer at the resort’s slopeside bars and restaurants. Continued page 18 16

Photo courtesy Tamarack Realty

Best Ski-In, Ski-Out Lodging

· The Historic Yacht Club Building in Downtown McCall ·


208-634-LAKE (5253)





YACHT-CLUBMCCALL.COM · 203 East Lake Street ·

Photo courtesy Chad Case Photography

Best Way to Mix It Up

Nordic Lessons at Bear Basin The Little Ski Hill is steeped in McCall ski heritage. When the area originally opened in 1937, ski jumping and cross-country trails were the main attractions. It wasn’t until later that the alpine runs we know today were built. While a run through the Outback Terrain Park is a great way to pay homage to the ski jumping history of the hill, the Nordic trails at Bear Basin, part of the Payette Lakes Club that includes the Nordic area and the Little Ski Hill, offer a traditional way to get out and enjoy the snow. If you haven’t ever swapped your alpine skis for cross-country ones, Bear Basin has you covered. Saturdays in the winter are the perfect time to mix it up and try your hand on the Nordic trails. Group lessons for beginner to intermediate skiers run each Saturday with an 11am session for classic skiing and a 1pm session for skate skiing. If you drop in for instruction, plan to bring your own equipment (several retailers in town offer rental packages). Each session costs $25, is open to all ages and abilities, and includes one hour of instruction along with a day pass to Bear Basin so you can practice your new skills. Private lessons are also offered by reservation.



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Brundage Bungalows


308 W Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-473-2894

Brundage Inn

1005 W Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2344

Burgdorf Hot Springs Alpine Property Management Services PO Box 2996 McCall, ID 83638 208-315-3358

Alpine Village Company 616 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3430

Aspen Timeshares / McCall Area Timeshares 1607 Davis Ave., #149 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7028

Bear Creek Lodge

3492 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3551

Best Western PLUS McCall Lodge & Suites 211 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2230

Blackhawk on the River 11 Shooting Star Ln. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-4825

404 French Creek Rd. (FS#246) Burgdorf, Idaho 83638 208-636-3036

Cabernet Cottage

208 Thula Street McCall, ID 83638 208-890-1588

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council, Inc. Camp Alice Pittenger 2111 Pilgrim Cove McCall, ID 83638 208-377-2011

Grand Welcome Idaho 270 Main St. Donnelly, Idaho 83615 888-780-4809

The Hartland Inn Bed & Breakfast 211 N. Norris Avenue New Meadows, ID 83654 208-347-2114

Havens Haven Guest House and Bed & Breakfast

Camp Ida Haven

McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-6600

Camp Pinewood

1308 Hearthstone Ct. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-991-9380

2595 Eastside Dr. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5922 300 Mission St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5598

Creekside RV Park and Campground 3278 Highway 55 New Meadows, ID 83654 208-315-3080

DoneRight Vacation Rentals and Property Management 200 Park St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-0030

Frost Management Company 150 W Roseberry Road Suite 1C Donnelly, Idaho 83615 208-391-3711


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 201 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4700

Hotel McCall

1101 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8105

401 S 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 800-844-3246

iTrip Boise – McCall 2766 W Good Ct Boise, Idaho 83702 208-991-4991

Johnson & Company Vacation Rentals 110 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8500

Mackay Bar Outfitters and Guest Ranch Confluence of the South Fork and Main Salmon River Riggins, Idaho 83549 208-413-2109

McCall Cabins

305 E Park St., Suite D McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-5045


McCall Campground and RV Park 190 Krahn Ln. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5165

McCall Property Management

P.O. Box 2586 McCall, ID 83638 208-250-2430

McCall Property Services/McCall Outfitters 204 Lenora St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-6257

Pilgrim Cove Camp and Conference Center 1075 Plymouth Rd. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5555

Ponderosa State Park

1920 Davis Ave. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2164

Quaker Hill Camp and Conference Center

McCall RV Resort

1440 Warren Wagon Rd. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2083

McCall Super 8

400 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7671

McCall Vacation Properties

1010 Main St. Riggins, Idaho 208-628-2743

McCall Vacation Rentals

401 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7394

200 Scott St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5646 303 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4637

PO Box 3013 McCall, Idaho 83638 866-788-7333


McCall Vacations 805 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7056

Mundo Hot Springs and RV Park 3016 Goodrich Rd. Cambridge, Idaho 83610 208-257-3849

Northwest Passage Bed & Breakfast 201 Rio Vista Blvd McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-1951

Paradise Point Episcopal Church Camp 2755 Eastside Dr. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-345-4440

Payette National Forest 500 N Mission St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-0700

Perfect Stay Properties, LLC McCall, ID 83638 208-315-5411

Rustic Inn McCall

Salmon Rapids Lodge

Scandia Inn

210 N. Third St., McCall, ID 208 634-4700 •

Shore Lodge

501 W Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2244

Tamarack Resort 311 Village Dr. Donnelly, Idaho 83615 208-325-1000

McCall Lodge & Suites

Third Street Inn

415 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-6300

Timberlake Rentals

628 Ruby Street McCall, ID 83638 208-250-2430


302 N Third St, Suite A McCall, ID 83638 208-634-7766 • 800-863-8415

WorldMark McCall

805 Sorrel Ct. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2063

Free WiFi • DirecTV • Pet Friendly Indoor Pool, Spa • Fitness Center Complimentary Hot Breakfast

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Relax, Refresh and Feel Restored in McCall By McKenzie Kraemer The term “wellness” has become a buzzword. There are thousands of books, websites, podcasts, television programs and products dedicated to helping people integrate wellness into their lives. But what does that really mean? “Wellness is a kind of equilibrium,” says Renee Silvus, a Whole Health Educator, massage therapist, yoga instructor and the energy behind Luminaire coaching. “Wellness is having life balance, a solid sense of yourself from a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual perspective.” Physical wellness involves movement, exercise and nutrition; emotional wellness thrives on building relationships; mental wellbeing is about keeping your mind alive with reading, studying and learning; spiritual wellness gives purpose and meaning to life. In addition to these core areas, there is a fifth…shadow work. “Shadow work is really interesting because it focuses on your blind spots,” says Silvus, “trying to identify those things that you are not aware of.” 22

In the field of wellness, Silvus says that there is a lovely sense of collaboration, not competition, especially in the McCall area. “Our job as the people behind the door is to support you on your journey.” This sense of collaboration paired with area amenities makes McCall uniquely situated to help you find your door.

The landscape itself, with miles of trails to explore and access to endless recreation, provides ample opportunity to feed your wellness with fresh air. Gathering places like the Manchester Ice Center, local coffee shops and the Brundage Mountain parking lot offer easy places to meet and mingle and join in the culture of community. Our area non-profits provide programming and events to bring people together, teach new skills and support a meaningful cause. to cou r


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In the world of to-do lists, deadlines and packed schedules, it can seem a bit daunting to make room for dedicated self-care in all of these areas. The good news? It is easier than you might think! “You just have to find the door you are willing to walk through,” says Silvus, “that one entry point to start you on a restorative path.” The key, says Silvus, is to find the thing that speaks to you and do it first every day. “If you save your self-care for later in the day,” she says, “it will get hijacked.”

And when it comes to meeting your edge, that uncomfortable place that can help you identify your shadow areas, there is no shortage of opportunity. “The edge is where growth is,” says Silvus. Learning a new sport or skill, joining a group that puts you out of your comfort zone or challenges your norms, or even listening to and accepting the differences among people at a gathering place can be an edge point for growth. With all of these options for adding purposeful self-care to your life, perhaps the easiest door to walk through is a visit to a spa. “People tend to think of a spa treatment as an indulgence, a treat,” says Silvus. “The reality is that a massage or a facial or a pedicure gives you time to plug back into yourself and get restored.” So take that first step. Make the appointment. Walk through the door and find your equilibrium with a customized experience at one of our local wellness providers. Continued page 24 23

If you are seeking a truly unique experience in McCall, look no further than Alpenglow Salt Spa. Their services include on-trend treatments like sound bowl therapy, Thai yoga massage and CBD oil-infused treatments, as well as traditional Swedish and deep tissue massages and essential oil applications. But the cornerstone of Alpenglow is salt. This isn’t regular old table salt. Alpenglow specializes in Pink Himalayan, Hawaiian Red and Black Charcoal salts. These salt compounds have highly concentrated, naturally occurring minerals and elements that aid in health and healing by pulling toxins from your skin. When combined with massage, which helps detoxify the body by stimulating the circulatory and lymph systems, a salt treatment elevates your spa experience and leaves you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. We love the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage and Scrub to get the full experience with this amazing compound. And you can even take it home with you. Alpenglow offers a unique “Scrub and Glow” salt bar where you can mix your own signature salt blend. On top of that, they also carry one-of-akind products like matcha green tea body butter, charcoal mint soap, sandalwood and lavender beard oil (for you gents out there!), candles in scents like “Coconut Bourbon” and “Merlot” and a full line of CBD infused products to carry on the therapy at home. Oh, and they give amazing hugs. Sometimes, that is just what the doctor ordered. Continued page 26


Photo courtesy Todd Nichols Photography

Photo courtesy Todd Nichols Photography Photo courtesy Todd Nichols Photography

Alpenglow Salt Spa

Mountain Renewal


Photo courtesy McKenzie Kraemer

Some of the most sought-after treatments include dermaplane, microneedling, their signature European facial and spray tanning. Dermaplaning is by far the most requested service at Mountain Renewal. This chemical-free exfoliation scrapes away dead skin cells and peach fuzz facial hair to leave skin ultra-smooth, fresh and glowing. Microneedling is a minimally invasive collagen induction therapy. Often confused with dermarolling, microneedling uses a dermapen to help stimulate the skin’s collagen and elastin production. This procedure can help with a wide spectrum of skincare issues including acne scarring, wrinkles and skin discoloration.

Mountain Renewal’s European facial goes above and beyond. This experience is fully customized to your specific skincare concerns and begins with a four-step deep pore cleansing system to ensure subsequent skincare products will be properly absorbed. Following the deep cleanse, the facial includes an exfoliating mask, hydrating anti-aging mask and ending with an anti-inflammatory, SPF moisturizer. Each facial also includes eye and lip care plus a face, arm, hand, neck and shoulder massage. Yes please! For sun-seekers wanting a mid-winter glow, Mountain Renewal also offers spray tanning in two colors: Tahitian, a medium golden bronze and Lava, with a deeper red undertone. And for those wanting an at-home skincare routine to maintain a fresh glow, pick up everything you need with Image Skincare products. Best-sellers include the daily tinted moisturizer with SPF 30, Vital C anti-aging serum, bio molecular Masques and the plum Brightening Powder.

Photo courtesy McKenzie Kraemer

Photo courtesy McKenzie Kraemer

Photo courtesy McKenzie Kraemer

This cozy hideaway is equal parts style and skincare. As a women’s consignment boutique, Mountain Renewal offers gently used fashion, covering the spectrum from Michael Kors to The North Face. The walls are lined with artfully placed selections of tops, jeans, sweaters, cocktail dresses, handbags, heels, boots and jewelry. Mixed into the rows of colorful clothing are Image Skincare products, offering an initial glimpse of the wide range of professional esthetician services also offered at Mountain Renewal.

Photo courtesy Chad Case Photography

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A home away from home. That is how we would describe the inviting, genuine energy at Spa del Sol and Shanti Yoga Studio. From the moment you walk through the front door, you can feel the love. The spa and yoga studio has been offering clients a complete whole-body wellness experience for more than 16 years, with services including yoga, massage therapy, skincare, body treatments, and (last, but not least) retail therapy. Their full spectrum of wellness services and boutique offerings prioritize earth, health and human-conscious living.


Spa Del Sol & Shanti Yoga Studio


Spa del Sol offers professional, customized, results-oriented services, directly targeted to your individual needs and the most popular services are rooted in the health-conscious goals of locals and visitors alike. The most coveted treatment is the Spa del Sol Massage. This massage is hand-crafted to meet your specific lifestyle and wellness needs. On any day of the week, you can find backcountry guides, ski patrollers, snowmobilers, service industry staff and vacation-goers putting themselves in the hands of Spa del Sol’s expert therapists. Another popular service for both sun and snow seekers is the Dermaplane skincare treatment. This gentle treatment exfoliates the epidermis, leaving skin smoother, brighter and free of fine hair. It’s the perfect way to combat the climate’s effects on your skin after hours spent adventuring in the elements.


Aside from the professional treatments offered, perhaps the most sought-after experience at Spa del Sol and Shanti Yoga is the atmosphere created by the staff. It all begins at the front desk where you are guaranteed to laugh and learn – they know everything from what skincare products to use to which hiking trail to take. The expert team of spa professionals blends beauty and wellness together with passion, creativity and innovation…with an approachable, laid back vibe that will leave you with that warm fuzzy feeling. Isn’t that what wellness should be all about? Continued page 28

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The Cove, An Authentic McCall Spa

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Some of The Cove’s most popular treatments include the Footprints Massage, a foot pampering treatment utilizing the ancient eastern methodology of Reflexology targeting pressure points on the feet and various body parts, and the Skipping Stones massage with warming oils and tension relieving techniques. The Forest Flora facial is also a crowd favorite, incorporating strawberry rhubarb hyaluronic serum for skin and lip repair as well as eye-brightening solutions. For a full-body treat, try the Skin Deep Blue Wrap utilizing blueberries and their powerful antioxidants to improve circulation and skin elasticity. to cou r


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If you are seeking an experience that immerses you in both the natural splendor and adventure of Idaho, look no further than The Cove, An Authentic McCall Spa. With offerings like nature-based massages, facials and body treatments that are performed using a holistic and organic skincare line, The Cove aims to meet the needs of both luxury pleasure seekers and active outdoor enthusiasts.

While we love a single treatment, one of the best ways to enjoy The Cove is with a signature “Excursion.” These packages combine treatments tailored to your specific needs, perfectly blending a rush of adrenaline and a sense of calm. From the two-and-a-half hour “Jughandle Mountain” Excursion that includes a Vintage McCall Massage and a Mountain Mist Facial, to the six-hour “Borah Peak” Excursion where you are treated to a Skipping Stones Massage, Clearwater Scrub, Forest Floral Facial and lunch served by the immersion pools followed by a manicure and pedicure, these packages are the ultimate in relaxation. Top off the day with a dip in the indoor-outdoor saltwater immersion pools. With your feet in the water, a glass of champagne in hand and the warmth of the outdoor fireplace at your back, you can’t help but feel at peace.

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One of the first things you will notice at Unwind is the view. Their treatment rooms offer spectacular views of both Payette Lake and the mountains beyond…views that put you in a perfect frame of mind for some relaxation. Unwind offers a wide variety of custom massages—from decadent spa massage that will melt you into the table—to trigger point, nerve work, reflexology, sports massage and therapeutic acute and chronic pain relief sessions. Aside from overlooking Payette Lake, one of the most unique offers at Unwind is a Wellness Membership. The Wellness Membership pays homage to the hard-working, hard-playing people who live in and visit the McCall area. Between long hours at work and long weekends making the most of the area’s natural playground, stress, body aches and injury can creep into the picture. This Membership is an affordable self-care program constructed to keep you feeling and performing at your best so you are free to live, play and feel amazing.

Photo courtesy Unwind Body Spa

Sometimes, the most productive thing you can do is relax. Let tension and stress melt away at Unwind Body Spa in McCall. Their experienced staff combines talent and passion for wellness with a boutique feel to give you a custom spa experience aimed at getting you back to your natural state.

Photo courtesy Unwind Body Spa

Photo courtesy Unwind Body Spa

Unwind Body Spa

Unwind has expanded their services to include facials, lash services, waxing, Sjolie spray tanning in a variety of natural, custom shades and colors and has partnered with McCall Aesthetics, a custom medi-spa focused on customized aesthetics care. Between treatments, shop the clothing, skincare and fun finds at Unwind’s boutique. Continued page 30 29

Make Time For You. Plan a visit to one our area wellness providers: Alpenglow Salt Spa 212 North 3rd Street, Suite B McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-6585

Burgdorf Hot Springs*

The Cove, An Authentic McCall Spa, at Shore Lodge 501 W Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-0280

404 French Creek (FS#246) Burgdorf, Idaho 83638 208-636-3036 *Accessible only by snowmobile in the winter

Emulate Natural Care

Cloud Nine Hair & Nail Studio

Gold Fork Hot Springs

1002 N 1st St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3434

1026 Gold Fork Rd. Donnelly, Idaho 83615 866-453-3675

124 N Main St. Donnelly, Idaho 83615 208-283-0438

Spa del Sol and Shanti Yoga 100 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-9711

Tom Halvorson LMT 321 North 3rd Street, Ste. 207 McCall, ID 83638 (208) 867-8654

TopSide Salon 1755 Warren Wagon Road McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-0506

Unwind Body Spa 203 Lake Street McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5729

Yoga Inbody Riggins, Idaho 83549 208-315-0820

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Avalanche Dogs Photo courtesy Heather Thiry

An Inside Look at These Amazing Human/Canine Teams For most of us, an avalanche is something we never expect to be caught in. Savvy backcountry skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers know to pack safety gear, read forecasts and recognize the signs. For those of us who ski inside the ropes, an avalanche is rare and not something we typically worry about, or even prepare for. But every so often, it happens. And after an avalanche, seconds count. That is when having a dog on the team can make all the difference. “An avalanche path that would take 12 people three hours to clear can be cleared by a dog in about 30 minutes,” says Heather Thiry, a professional ski patroller at Tamarack Resort and firefighter/paramedic at McCall Fire. Thiry is one of several ski patrollers at Tamarack Resort who are avalanche dog (aka “avy dog”) handlers. Bergen, her five-year-old German Shepherd, is a certified avy dog who is also employed by Tamarack Resort and McCall Fire. 36

At Brundage Mountain Resort, the reintroduction of avy dogs to the patrol team is in its second year. Janna Allen is one of the women leading the charge in this arena. Allen was just named the Ski and Mountain Patrol Director at Brundage, an elite title for a woman in the ski industry – less than 15 percent of Patrol Directors in the U.S. and Canada are women. She is also in the process of training her 1-year-old Golden Doodle, Linus P. Doodle, to be a certified avy dog. Brundage also has another puppy in training who will work with the Cat Skiing program.

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To say we are inspired by these hard-working dogs and their dedicated handlers is an understatement. To get a behind-the-scenes look at what life is like as an avy dog team, we sat down with both women to learn about the program.

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The presence of avalanche dogs in the McCall area has seen a recent resurgence. Tamarack Resort’s program has been in place essentially since the mountain opened in 2004, when a number of experienced avy dog patrollers from Colorado joined the team and brought their dogs with them. Currently, Bergen is the most senior dog on staff at Tamarack, joined by three puppies in training and two semi-retired avy dogs.

#1 Can any dog be an avalanche dog? Yes and no. “There was a time when most avy dogs were only purebreds,” says Thiry, “but that has really proven to be unnecessary for a dog’s success as long as they have the right qualities.” That includes a high prey and play drive, an ability to use their nose and a desire to work. On top of that, avalanche dogs are mountain ambassadors, taking pictures with families and interacting with kids, so they also have to be sociable. When selecting a puppy, most handlers will use some variation of the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test to assess their overall temperament and fit for life as an avy dog. “Size is another consideration,” says Allen. “We have to be able to pick a dog up and carry them if conditions call for it, plus, there are sometimes weight restrictions for flying on a helicopter.” Generally, most avy dogs are between 40 and 70 pounds and have coats well-suited to their snowy work environment. Current popular breeds include German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Doodles, Border Collies, Duck Tolling Retrievers and Belgian Malinois. Continued page 38


#2 What type of training is required? Training is always ongoing, for both the dog and the handler. “Puppies start out with basic obedience training and hide and seek games,” says Allen, “then work up to avalanchespecific skills like riding a chairlift, being belayed off of a chairlift, running between skis, riding a snowmobile and helicopter, going down a snow hole and finding a person in a burial.” Like any skilled profession, practice is key. “We try to do at least two, 10-minute sessions of nose work every day,” says Thiry. “I think a lot of people underestimate the amount of commitment it takes to train an avy dog,” she says. “It is daily work.” Allen agrees. “One of the most important things we do as a handler is to understand our dogs, learn their language,” she says. “And that takes a lot of work, a lot of listening to your dog.”

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For both Thiry and Allen, a lot of their own training is dependent on their dedication to self-driven continued education. Idaho does not have a formal avalanche dog training program, so both rely on the expertise of other, well-established organizations, reading books, shadowing experienced trainers and traveling to training events around the region. Thiry and Bergen have participated in programs hosted by the Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment Team (C-RAD) and the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) while Allen and Linus are planning to attend training in Colorado and Utah this winter as he enters his second training season. “Our local resorts also try to work together,” says Allen. “Everyone trains a bit differently, but we all rely on the expertise of one another and patrollers who have worked with programs in other states.”

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#3 How dangerous is this type of work for a dog?

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“As a handler, we would never go into an area that had not been cleared,” says Allen. “Our first priority is scene safety.” Handlers must have avalanche experience to do this type of work. Thiry holds Pro Level 1 Avalanche Certification and Allen holds a Pro Level 2 Avalanche Certification and if they are deployed, the handler and dog team would be accompanied by an Avalanche Tech who has at least that same level of certification, if not higher. “We would never give a command to search unless we know it is safe,” says Thiry. “It is always a weighed risk, we will likely risk more to save more, but we don’t send a dog in blindly, the handler is going into the same situation as the dog and safety is always a top concern.” Continued page 40






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#4 How should the public approach an avy dog? Part of the appeal of having avalanche dogs at a resort is that they are fabulous mountain ambassadors. “They really help patrollers be more approachable,” says Allen. “If we are talking to a group of kids about safety—skiing with a buddy, wearing a helmet, not stopping where you can’t be seen—a dog can be a great way to make it fun.” But before you run up to snap a photo with an avy dog, both Thiry and Allen have the same piece of advice…always ask first. “The same is true for any dog,” says Thiry, “but especially true for working dogs.” Even though their temperament and training makes an avy dog socialized, they can also be more intense so it is important to get permission from the handler before you run up to pet an avy dog. “There are also special considerations for the environment,” says Allen. Ski edges can cut a dog’s leg quite easily, so she typically asks people to take their skis off before approaching.

#5 What do you like most about being a handler?


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For Thiry, it is a love of watching Bergen work. “I have never seen another person or another dog get as excited as him to go to work,” she says. And the way he works is amazing. “Being a Shepherd, he figures things out differently than a Lab or a Collie,” Thiry says. “I can see him work through a problem, see him get frustrated, and then get super stoked when he figures it out.” Another perk of the job? Getting to spend all day with your best four-legged buddy. Allen says that is one of her favorite parts of being a handler…“I mean, who wouldn’t want to bring their dog to work every day?”



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Drop-In Art and A Gathering Place for Creativity By McKenzie Kraemer It is a pretty safe bet that at some point in your life you stared at a television screen, mesmerized by Bob Ross painting his “happy little trees.” There was a soothing quality to his voice as his brush floated around the canvas, dabbing paint here and there until the patchwork of odd shapes and random colors suddenly morphed into a perfectly organized (and beautiful) landscape scene. Even as he walked us through the steps, it never felt like we could create something as perfect as Bob, but we wanted to whip out the paints and brushes and give it a shot. That spirit has carried over into the growing popularity of interactive art classes. Paint and Sips, knitting clubs and instructional classes teaching everything from watercolors to pottery are popping up all over the place. And McCall is no exception. “I think people love the social aspect of it,” says Deborah Billingsley of McCall Craftworks, “they love getting to go home with something they created.” Deborah and her husband Aaron opened McCall Craftworks in June of 2018, and are a big part of the growing interactive art opportunities that can be found throughout town. They have offered classes including painting on canvas, pillow painting, introduction to watercolors, introduction to acrylic painting, mixed media, Japanese stab binding, beginner crochet, drawing, rock painting and mandala painting. Not to mention the hugely popular make-your-own Christmas ornament series. 44

Aaron says they would love to be able to offer a variety of classes every week, but it can be difficult to find instructors and fill classes with such frequency. As a result, McCall Craftworks has been quietly growing a less structured, more relaxed social art scene. “It really started with the Christmas ornaments,” says Deborah. Aaron says that when their own kids were young, the family would make ornaments together. As the years passed, they started buying ornaments instead of making them, but they were never quite as special. “We thought this would be a great opportunity to bring back that tradition,” says Aaron, “so we created a drop-in program where we would have all of the supplies ready to go and people could come by to make an ornament whenever they wanted.” And the community ate it up. “There were times when there were so many people in the store wanting to make ornaments that we would have to ask newcomers to wait until a chair freed up,” says Deborah.

This idea of a drop-in art event grew further when a group of women who typically met each month for wine asked if they could meet at McCall Craftworks instead and do a “Cork and Color” night. “The ladies brought the wine and we supplied the coloring books and pencils,” says Deborah. A match made in heaven. The success of unstructured events like these has spurred the Billingsley’s to grow similar self-directed art events. They are currently offering drop-in mandala rock painting and will offer Christmas ornament crafts in similar fashion again this year. They have also continued to host groups wanting a space for a social art gathering, from the Girl Scouts to birthday parties to groups of moms and kids. “We are really open to anything you can dream up,” says Deborah. “Just come with your idea and we can provide the supplies and some direction to get you started.”

For the future, the Billingsley’s are working to expand McCall Craftwork’s offerings with more mediums including macramé, pottery, woodworking, vintage ski projects and even glass blowing. “Our hope is to expand to a point where we can offer studio space for the community to use,” says Aaron. In the meantime, McCall Craftworks will be offering a variety of structured classes this season and is always open to anyone who wants to drop in and get creative. “We really want to offer a comfortable space for people to gather and share ideas and be inspired by one another,” says Deborah.

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Cabin Fever Series at McCall Arts & Humanities: January through April Bears Den Dinners After Dark at Brundage Mountain: January through April McCall Starz on Ice Winter Carnival Events the first weekend of February Heritage Night: Little Ski Hill Beer & Gear Festival: Brundage Mountain Destination: Beer Snowmobile Fun Run: McCall Snowmobile Club Valentine’s Day Dinners: Shore Lodge & Rupert’s Winter Jamboree: Cascade Meadows Valley Snow Jamboree Women with Bait Tournament: Riggins McCallin’ All Cats Vintage Snowcat Jamboree Winemaker Dinner: Shore Lodge

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McCall Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday 10am-2pm McCall Arts and Humanities Creative Campus Series: June through August McCall Public Library Summer Reading Program Yellow Pine Harmonica Festival Huckleberry Festival in Donnelly MWSC’s Ski Bum Scramble Long Valley Pioneer Picnic Payette Lakes Fine Art and Craft Fair Cascade Medical Center Foundation Golf Tournament Payette Lakes Ski Club Mountain Triathlon TGIF Summer Concert Series: Brundage Mountain Roseberry Wednesday Night Concert Series McCall Ball presented by McCall Rotary Sunset Concert Series: Tamarack Resort Valley County Fair and Rodeo Chalk on the Walk: Cascade Art in the Courtyard


McCall Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday 10am-2pm Meadows Valley Days Roseberry’s OldFashioned Ice Cream Social Alpha Nursery Fall Harvest Festival Judge’s Fishing Day: Cascade Payette Lake Run


McCall Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday 10am-2pm Skate By The Lake Hockey Tournament McCall Curling Club Roktoberspiel Cascade Lake Run McPaws Oktoberfest McCall Ski Swap Haunted House: Little Ski Hill Halloween in Donnelly Harvest Fest: Donnelly Elementary Trunk or Treat Halloween Events: McCall & Donnelly


Theatre Production by McCall Arts & Humanities Council Cascade Holiday Bazaar: Ashley Inn Thanksgiving 6K Turkey Trot: The Club at Aspen Village Festival of Trees and Holiday Bazaar Hunt Lodge Holiday Bazaar Mountain Hollydays – Thanksgiving to New Year’s Small Business Saturday Pray for Snow Party: Activity Barn Thanksgiving Dinner: Shore Lodge, Rupert’s & the Ashley Inn Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Cascade Fall Concert: Shore Lodge


Downtown Shop-Around Downtown Tree Lighting: McCall & New Meadows Snow Ball benefiting the Payette Lakes Ski Club Backcountry Film Festival St. Luke’s McCall Holiday Happenings Moudy Mountain Christmas Cascade Community Center Christmas Craft Fair McCall Music Society Community Carol-Along Breakfast with Santa: Shore Lodge Pictures with Santa: Various Locations Santa Paws Christmas Cookie Decorating: Shore Lodge Christmas Eve Dinner: Rupert’s & Ashley Inn Christmas Dinner: Shore Lodge Santa Skis: Brundage Mountain & Tamarack Resort Holiday Ice Show: Manchester Ice & Events Center Light Up the Night: Brundage Mountain New Year’s Eve Celebrations: Tamarack Resort & Shore Lodge

ONGOING McCall Ale Trail: Every Day! Acoustic Jam at Broken Horn Brewery: Mondays 5-8pm Dinner and a Movie at Shore Lodge: Tuesdays, movie begins at 6:30pm Live Music at Crusty’s: Wednesdays and Sundays in Summer; Saturdays in Winter Live Music at Yacht Club: Thursdays Second Sunday Sounds at 6 47

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Slice of Life:

Behind Plow the

By McKenzie Kraemer

It isn’t magic. When school bus routes across the county are cleared of snow by 6am, it wasn’t elves that did the work. When the snow in downtown McCall has disappeared overnight, it wasn’t because a magician waved a wand. When you can make it to the local coffee shop for your daily dose of energy after a big storm, it wasn’t because a band of faeries lifted the snow from the roads. All this is made possible by an army of dedicated humans who give up sleep, family time and vacation days to ensure daily life in the mountains can go on despite the snow.




To maintain the vast network of roads in Valley County, it takes a massive coordinated effort between the county, cities and private contractors. Aside from Highway 55 which is maintained by the Idaho Transportation Department, these teams are responsible for clearing all winter-maintained roads from Smiths Ferry to McCall to Yellow Pine. Each entity has a general guideline for snowfall amounts that trigger crews to head out, generally between three to four inches, but they also look at the type of snow falling. “It really depends on the type of snow and the road,” says Jeff McFadden, Valley County Road Department Superintendent. “Six inches of fluffy snow on a side road may accumulate before a plow comes through, but an inch of heavy, wet snow on a road like Farm to Market can become a real safety concern.”

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In the winter months, snow removal is a full-time job and for a plow driver, that means a lot of sleepless nights. “A typical winter day starts at midnight,” says McFadden. “We wake up, and look out of the window.” If it is not snowing, they go back to bed and wake up again every hour to check the weather. If snow is falling, Continued page 50

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One of the reasons snow removal crews start so early is because there are fewer obstacles to contend with—like traffic and pedestrians—and visibility is better. “We are backing huge pieces of equipment out onto the highway,” says McFadden. “Each intersection takes three or four passes and that is a lot of time in the roadway. At night, we can see headlights coming.” On top of that, crews are working under deadlines. For the county and the cities, school bus routes are a top priority. “We have some bus routes that start running at 6am,” says McFadden, “so we have to get roads cleared in time.” For private contractors like Luke Crawford of Crawford Landscape, many of their business clients require snow removal to be complete by 5am so customers can access the business location. “It is actually really nice to be out in the middle of the night by yourself watching the snow come down, listening to your tunes,” says Crawford. “I enjoy it.”

Aside from the long days and early mornings, driving a plow or loader takes a lot of skill. “We have a hard time hiring people,” says Malvich. Crew members have to have experience driving heavy equipment, but experience isn’t always enough. “I have hired a couple million-mile truck drivers who spent a few days behind a plow and quit,” says McFadden. “They told us we were nuts.” That’s because there is a steep learning curve that can only be navigated with time behind a snow plow, learning the unique nuances of the job. Plow blades are angled at 30 degrees so a plow is always pulling to the left. To break through the combination of snow, drifts, ice chunks and, sometimes, hard, frozen snow that has been shoveled into the roadway from a residence, drivers have to maintain a certain speed. But hitting that debris at 30 miles an hour can cause a plow to jump off of the ground or into the middle of a roadway, so drivers always have to be alert and aware. On top of all that is the issue

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they head to work. For most crews, the work day starts at 1am. “When three or four inches fall, most of our routes take eight hours,” says Chris Malvich, City of McCall Street Superintendent. “But that same route can take upwards of 16 hours if eight or ten inches fall.” So crews like to get an early start. When the weather won’t let up, road crews will take a break in the evening between 6pm and midnight then head back out for another early morning.

of visibility. “I have been plowing a road with six foot berms on either side and you can barely see the telephone poles,” says McFadden. But drivers get it done, experimenting with yellow and purple lenses, using their spotlights as a guide along a road’s edge or using reflective road markers tied to willow branches to mark a roadway and, perhaps most importantly, knowing their routes like the back of their hands. Following a winter storm, crews don’t get a day off. “We don’t take vacation from November to March,” says Malvich. The initial snow removal is only part of the job. Once roadways have been opened, the cleanup begins. “It usually takes several days to clean up a route,” says McFadden. That includes widening roads, cutting snowfloor and salting and sanding. “We are also cleaning up to make sure melted snow after a storm doesn’t linger to freeze and create more problems down the road,” says Crawford. On top of the sixteen hour days and specialized skills this job requires, there are also other challenges. There tend to be several public misconceptions about snow removal operations and techniques. For Valley County, one of the biggest challenges is long plow routes. “Once we start a route,” says McFadden, “we can’t go back to plow the same section of road twice or we would never get through the entire route.” The only exception to this is the school bus routes. During ongoing storms, crews will plow for school in the morning then re-plow the route to ensure kids can get safely home from school. But for most homeowners, that usually means a plow will only go by once in a 24 hour period, even if the snow continues to fall. In the City of McCall, berms and snow gate operation garner a lot of attention. A snow gate is used in residential areas to limit the amount of snow pushed in Continued page 52

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front of driveways. After they finish with the downtown core, drivers will swap out their buckets for plows and snow gates. As the plow moves down the road, a three-foot snow gate is lowered along the length of a driveway then lifted once past a residential entrance. “Gates are only good to hold snow for about 20 feet,” says Malvich. “After that, snow starts to boil over.” While snow gates can be an effective tool, during larger storms where snow accumulates in greater amounts, a gate’s effectiveness can decrease. That said, however, the City still utilizes the gates as much as possible. “Even if a snow gate doesn’t entirely eliminate a berm in front of a driveway,” says Malvich, “the berms are much smaller, usually six inches to a foot tall, rather than leaving three or four feet of snow behind.”

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With the immense amount of time, energy and challenge that goes into snow removal, crews become family. “Everybody stays until the last person finishes the last route,” says Malvich. “Everybody helps.” That mantra carries over into all parts of the community. In 2019, Cascade received four feet of snow and McCall received five feet of snow in 27 days. County routes were taking so long to plow that equipment would run out of gas. “Our mechanics were running fuel out to stranded plow drivers,” says McFadden. “It was all hands on deck.” For the public, there are several ways to support the snow removal effort. First, don’t park on roadways. “We don’t have a no-parking rule to be mean,” says Malvich. “We need a clear path to be able to do our job.” Second, be patient and respectful of snow removal equipment. “Our plows are 12 feet wide,” says McFadden, “when you see us coming, slow

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Another challenge specific to municipalities is the need to completely remove snow from downtown streets by trucking it away. In the downtown McCall core, from Colorado Street to Albertsons, snow is scraped from roads and sidewalks with loaders and hauled to snow storage areas. This creates two challenges: first, an increase in the amount of time it takes to clear the area and second, snow storage shortages. For private contractors like Crawford Landscape, snow storage is always a concern. “Each of our clients will designate an area we can use for storage,” says Crawford. “But at the end of a season, or with continuous storms like we received in February of 2019, that storage space can get full.” If that happens, snow would have to be loaded and trucked to a private holding area off-site, adding both time and expense.

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down and move over – we will do the same.” Clearing potential obstacles is also a huge help. Digging out mailboxes and adding reflective tape make it easier for drivers to avoid them. Trash cans are another factor. If possible, set cans at the edge of your driveway and out of the main roadway then move them back as soon as they have been emptied. Above all, keep in mind that the people behind the plow are human. “After 12 or 14 hours working for the community, drivers go home to remove snow from their own driveways,” says McFadden. Berms and all.



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SHOP Adventure Floors and Window Coverings 135 Commerce St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3115


132 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8166

Auggie’s Sheepskin 209 North Third Street McCall, ID 83638 208-634-4030

Backcountry Boutique

1000 2nd St. Suite 101 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-9966

The Barn Owl Books and Gifts 616 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4440

Bella Kitchen

401 E Railroad St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4730

Black Pine Deer Farm 13508 Farm to Market Rd. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-325-8886

The Boardroom

305 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3400

Brundage Downtown Shop 317 East Lake St. McCall, ID 83638 208-634-7772

Builders FirstSource

400 Deinhard Ln. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2234


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Krahn’s Home Furnishings

209 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3333

211 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2193

Costco Wholesale

The Leisure Company

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611 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7570

Dandy Lion Consignment

Magnum Floors

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114 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-6292

Farm to Market Floral Design

May Hardware

McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-0636

Franklin Building Supply 14047 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8111

809 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7665

McCall Craftworks

Franz Witte Nursery

305 East Park Street McCall, ID 83638 208-630-6577

Gallery Fifty-Five

The corner of Pine St. and Railroad Ave. 208-634-9777 Season: June through October Wed. & Sat. from 10am – 2pm

Granite Mountain Nature Gallery

207 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4367

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McCall Farmers Market

McCall Jewelry Company

McCall Sports Exchange

503 Pine St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8530

The McCall Store

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McCall Woodworks

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New Business Round-Up 2019-2020

2019 has proven to be a fantastic year in our neck of the woods and with continued economic growth and community demand, several new businesses have emerged. From a couple’s dream to relocate to McCall for the mountain lifestyle to much-loved chefs cooking up new restaurants with flare, business is alive and well in the McCall area. Take a closer look at a few of our new McCall Area Chamber members who are getting creative to fill much-needed niches in the community and the inspiring stories behind how they got started.

Frenchie’s on Third 319 N 3rd St., McCall (208) 630-6104

Lunch & Dinner

Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 9pm Brunch on Sunday, 9am – Noon

Nestled right along Third Street (Hwy 55) in McCall, Frenchie’s opened in summer 2019 to bring Cajun inspired cuisine to McCall. Owners, husband and wife team Janelle Toohey and Thomas Smith, are known for their delicious fare and exceptional customer experience.

From burgers to po boys to family gatherings, Frenchie’s is the place for locals and visitors alike. The scratch-made menu is cooked up with lots of love, seasoning and secret family recipes. Janelle and Thomas created a neighborhood hang-out feel with multiple TVs for sports games, an upbeat vibe, Sunday brunch and weekday specials. Tack on the yummy and fast takeout (which includes convenient online to-go ordering) and it all adds up to a can’t-miss experience. For a true Frenchie’s taste, check out the shrimp po boy or homemade gumbo.

Pinecone Café 907 W. Lake St., McCall (208) 630-3836

Breakfast & Lunch 7am – 3pm Tuesday - Sunday


Pinecone Café opened in summer 2019, taking over the beautiful, custom built “Blue Moose” building on the west side of town. Owners Ben & Sherilynn Williams take pride in providing home-cooked meals from scratch. They are open for good ole’ homestyle breakfasts and cook up tasty BBQ for lunch. Check out their weekday specials posted daily on their Facebook page and don’t miss delicious fare like Baby Back Ribs, Homemade Chili and Cornbread or the perfect mid-winter lunch, a Meatball Sub.

Jasmine + Ginger 203 East Lake St., McCall (208) 634-4665




Tuesday – Saturday 5pm – 9:30pm

DeTails Pet Grooming 302 E. Lake St., McCall (208) 271-2669

Wednesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm

Chef Steve Topple apparently listened to the idle community chatter. From neighborhood gossip to small talk on the street, everyone agreed McCall needed Thai food. Enter Jasmine + Ginger, Chef Topple’s latest creation located on the lake level of the historic Yacht Club building. Having successfully opened Ragazza di Bufalo in Donnelly, featuring delicious northern Italian cuisine, he jumped at the opportunity to open a new Thai restaurant. Chef Topple has lived around the world serving up his culinary skills and received international recognition for his talents. In launching Jasmine + Ginger, Chef Topple will focus on his love of seafood and Thai cuisine with classic dishes such as chicken fried rice, Tom Yum Noodles, Pad Thai and Massaman Beef Curry. After dinner, order up one of their Thai desserts (think mango sticky rice, homemade coconut ice cream, and more). Plus, there are plans for lunch service in the works. Stay tuned!

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Tucked away on a quiet side street next to Ice Cream Alley, DeTails Pet Grooming has been giving four-legged friends the star treatment for more than 15 years. Owner Erin Quinn’s background is with grooming show dogs and, with a master’s degree in animal science, she really knows her stuff! At the new location in McCall, their team strives to make the experience as comfortable as possible for animals and owners alike, using only the highest quality products, tools and equipment. Starting in January 2020, DeTails will be offering short-hair dog grooming appointments on Saturday. They currently offer walk-in nail trimming services for $10 and grooming is by booked appointment. Rates are determined by breed, size, condition of coat and temperament of the pets. They are a full-service salon and every client leaves spiffy and beautiful, adorned with one of their signature bandanas and scent. Call or stop by to get a quote or book an appointment.

Wild Onion Wild Onion opened this summer bringing a wide selection of tasteful furniture, home décor, jewelry, art and gifts crafted by both local and global artisans. With pieces that cover a wide range of styles—rustic modern, contemporary, Monday – Sunday industrial, farmhouse, import/global—they offer one-of-a10am – 5:30pm kind finds that will add a statement to any home. We also love the children’s corner featuring an affordable French line of children’s toys, teepees, puzzles and educational games and activities. Along with stocking beautiful products, Wild Onion also strives to support companies with an eco-friendly mission. To support that mission, they carry Blue Planet sunglasses and readers, along with the The Didi Jewelry Project, which employ women in India affected by HIV/AIDS. 805 N. 3rd St., McCall (208) 634-7788

Wild Onion has a creative and seasoned staff that considers the shop their “happy place,” an experience they strive to pass on to their customers. Whether you stop in to simply peruse, seek out a specific gift or find that missing home décor item, Wild Onion is sure to have just what you are looking for. Continued page 58 57

Backcountry Boutique 1000 2nd St., McCall (208) 634-9966

Monday – Saturday 10:30am – 5:30pm

+ Sunday Noon – 4pm

Experience McCall in fashionable comfort and style. Located on 2nd Street behind Manchester Ice Rink in downtown McCall, Backcountry Boutique is a brand-new clothing store offering an extensive selection of women’s clothing, shoes and accessories.

Backcountry strives to have something for everyone and that includes all sizes, from XS to 3XL. Owner Mary Gilson’s goal was to open a store that offered a variety of accessible fashion for all women and she has accomplished just that. Not only can one find a cute outfit for the weekend, but Backcountry also carries a selection of athletic clothing, cute and casual day wear, cocktail dresses and evening wear… and all of the accessories to go with it. One of our favorite ways to shop Backcountry Boutique is at one of their monthly ladies nights. Check out their Facebook and Instagram pages for upcoming events!

Payette Ink & Embroidery Husband and wife owner duo Ken and Dore Schiller are no strangers to highquality custom embroidery and garment printing. They Monday – Friday previously owned and 10:00am – 6:00pm operated a similar business in Woodinville, WA. Having visited McCall for more than 20 years, Ken and Dore made their dream a reality by relocating to McCall this past year after falling in love with the quality of life and small-town community. 212 N. 3rd. St. Ste. C, McCall 208-690-9181

Payette Ink & Embroidery offers DTG (direct to garment) production, in-house graphic design support, small and large event printing capability, custom embroidery for any and all scenarios (weddings, businesses, sports teams, and more). Plus, they are a dog friendly shop! Payette Ink views serving their customers as a privilege. They like to have fun and build relationships with their customers, while getting the job done right. With an extensive selection of products to choose from, plus design assistance to help you create the perfect finished product, Payette Ink can help you put your logo front and center. Stop by to meet Ken and Dore and see how they can help you promote your brand, business or event. An added bonus? They are exceptionally nice people with a cool shop!

Notta Jock 208-315-0472

Open 24 hours a day online!

Notta Jock is a local retail brand that celebrates the world of alternative activities and clubs such as band, choir, drama, tech, arts and gaming. They are created, designed and produced right here in town. They specialize in cool, hip items with swagger and their goal is to provide another option for unique logo wear and products. Online shopping is available, with local shopping coming soon. Along with beautifully commissioned artwork, themes such as “Band Geek,” “Choir Peeps,” “Brainiacs,” “Drama Kings” and “Drama Queens,” adorn shirts, hoodies, coffee mugs, totes, phone covers and more. If you are looking for a distinctive gift for the creative person in your life, Notta Jock is the spot. Current features include celebrating the graduating Class of 2020. Check them out online or reach out directly to the creator, Lynn Johnson at 208-315-0472.


Northwest Passage Bed & Breakfast 201 Rio Vista Blvd., McCall (208) 315-1951 Like many of our businesses, the new owners of the historical Northwest Passage Bed & Breakfast, Jennifer and Colby Peters, dreamed of living in McCall. This special spot was a property in great need of some TLC and a very specific, motivated owner with a vision. Jennifer’s creativity and culinary skills, Colby’s construction background and their army of close-knit family (all handy folks) make them the perfect people for the job. Together, they breathed new life into this beautiful bed and breakfast, located on the west side of town in the peaceful Rio Vista neighborhood. The original building was constructed in 1938. The renovation, which took the structure down to the studs, took a year and a half to rebuild and reimagine. This past spring, they opened the doors to a finished product that is homey and bright, with special touches in every corner. Guests at the B&B enjoy a delicious homemade breakfast every morning (think savory stuffed French toast with a blueberry sauce) and a walk through history with the preserved relics honoring the property’s illustrious history as the house that accommodated the cast and crew of “Northwest Passage,” a Spencer Tracey movie filmed right here in McCall. The Peters opted to keep the name, “Northwest Passage Bed & Breakfast,” to pay homage to the history and were able to salvage the original sign that continues to greet guests at the front of the property. We would highly recommend putting this unique stop on your McCall bucket list!

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Operated by the Friends of the Library

Selling gently used books to support special projects at the McCall Public Library BOOK SALES AT THE LIBRARY

Winter Carnival, Memorial & Labor Day Weekends! Interested in becoming a Friend of the Library? Leave your name and number at the Pump House or at the Library.

Winter Hours: 12pm to 3pm Wed. - Sat. Summer Hours: 12pm to 3pm Tues. - Sat.

1001 State St.

Located across from St. Lukes Hospital

Ranch View Venue & Campgrounds 3523 South End Rd., New Meadows (208) 412-7756

This stunning historical ranch, set among 560 acres of private property in Meadows Valley, is one of the newest wedding and event venues in the area. Seeing a need for a rustic, easy-going event location, owner Karan Eby converted her family ranch property and 100-year-old barn into the Ranch View Venue & Campgrounds. One of the things that makes this venue stand out from the rest is onsite RV and dry camping so your guests can stay where the action is. Knowing guests have a safe and convenient spot to stay means more time to have fun and relax. A certain number of chairs are provided with featured packages and the venue can host up to 200 people. Karan also has décor, beverage, furniture, and more available onsite for rent. The simple and bucolic setting, with its 360-degree view, is the perfect spot to make memories with your loved ones. Plus, who doesn’t love a photobombing cow or horse? Additionally, separate camping is available for those just passing through in need of a spot to RV or dry camp for the night!

In addition to these new businesses, we want to welcome our new McCall Area Chamber members to the family! AAUW Long Valley

DJ McCall

Inventive Cabinetry

Advancing gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy.

Providing outstanding professional DJ and Emcee services for your wedding or event

Local distributor for Canyon Creek Cabinet Company, specializing in semi-custom and custom cabinetry

Alpenglow Salt Spa

A full-service excavation and landscape company

Physical, mental and spiritual healing through spa services. b&b Photography 30 years of experience capturing authentic moments. Central Idaho Mountain Biking Association (CIMBA) Promoting the sport of mountain biking and responsible riding, advocating for trail access and building/maintaining sustainable trails.


Falvey’s Earthworks

Family Advocate Program, Inc

iTrip Boise McCall Managing short-term rentals in Southwest Idaho

Working to strengthen families and keep kids safe by empowering people to protect and enrich the lives of youth

Jennifer Jones, Realtor

Hells Canyon Raft

JT & Company

Offering multi-day, world class whitewater adventures on the Snake River through Hells Canyon and the Salmon River

Excavation company specializing in boulder walls, utilities, lot clearing, driveways and hazardous tree removal

Idaho Nonprofit Center

Maupin Homes

Educating, advocating and collaborating in support of stronger nonprofits

40 years of framing and home building experience providing high-quality craftsmanship

Helping families find the perfect property to create a beautiful life in Valley County

Havens Haven Guest House and B & B

Nez Perce Tourism

Offering two guest rooms with panoramic views and stream access and a freshly prepared breakfast each morning

Offering an exclusive tour experience to walk alongside the Nimiipuu (“The People”), learning both ancient and modern ways of life and embracing the spirit of thier homelands

Meadow Creak Property Owner’s Association

Resolute Restoration

An 1,800 square foot dining room and event venue for weddings, anniversaries, community dinners, work retreats and family gatherings

McCall’s newest premier restoration and full service general contractor with 24/7 full service restoration of flood, fire, mold, wind and biohazard

Melanie Homes, Realtor

The Ponderosa Center A future gathering place for inspiration with planned venues for entertainment, education, celebrating and socializing

A customized real estate experience from start to finish Mountain Renewal Skincare & Boutique Affordable fashion and skincare services

Snowflake Jewelry

Zip McCall Adventures Operating some of the fastest, highest and longest zip lines in Idaho with suspension bridges and an Aerial Adventure Park for children

Idaho Opals

American Designers

Mountain Chic

Holland Associates



Idaho Business Review 950 W Bannock St., Ste. 1136 Boise, Idaho 83702 208-336-3768

Idaho Impressions ADVERTISING AND PRINTING Cable One

Jackie Richards Industrial Loop McCall, Idaho 83638 208-794-5697

Carew Co.

223 N 6th St, Suite 50 Boise, Idaho 83702 208-343-1664

Discovery Map of McCall McCall, Idaho 83638 208-481-4685

Element 242

McCall Digest

3294 Wallace Ln. New Meadows, ID 83654 208-347-3659

Payette Ink & Embroidery 212 N 3rd St., Suite C McCall, Idaho 83638 208-690-9181

Print Shop McCall and United Graphic Design 200 Jacob St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5850

Rocky Mountain Signs 122 Mission St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2045

Jess Magers, Voice Talent McCall, Idaho 83638 866-984-2009

The UPS Store

411 Deinhard Ln., Unit F McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4048

ARCHITECTS AND BUILDERS Better Buy Design McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7606

Crestline Engineers

323 Deinhard Ln., Suite C McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4140


303 Colorado St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4540

Falvey’s Earthworks 14059 Burr Drive McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2021

Franz Witte Landscape Construction 530 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-1001

Photo courtesy Brundage Mountain

1020 W Main St., #312 Boise, ID 83702 208-391-3356

New Meadows, ID 83654 208-746-6099

The Voice Goddess, Inc.


Jug Mountain Builders McCall, Idaho 83638 208-816-9243 208-305-1540

Maupin Homes

PO Box 924 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-954-6846

McCall Craftsman Homes, Inc. 208-634-3273

McCall Woodworks 100 Helmich St McCall, Idaho 83638 (208) 634-2378

Mountain Element Construction, LLC 100 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-0256

Mountain Town Homes 215 Commerce Unit 2 McCall, ID 83638 208-630-4491

Payette Builders, Inc. 219 Jussila Bow Pl. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-9477

Professional Detailing Car & Boat Audio SUV & Truck Accessories Headlight Restoration & Replacement

Pinetop Custom Homes

lakeview chevron service

112 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-0090

downtown mccall

(208) 634-7544

Robnett Properties

317 E. Lake St., Suite H McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3113

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES Bruneel Tire Factory 617 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2252

Fuel Discount Cards Awarded With Shop Service

Lakeview Chevron Service 300 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7544

Les Schwab Tire Center 500 Deinhard Ln. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-6042

McCall Auto Club and Car Rental 325 Commerce St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2886

Convenience Store

Auto Repair Shop √ √ √ √ √ √

Lube, Oil & Filter Tires & Batteries Brakes & Cooling Systems Transmission Service Tune-Ups & Diagnostics Exhaust Systems

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ATM • Lottery Ice, Beer & Soda Hot & Cold Deli Souvenirs & Post Cards Tobacco Products Oil & Auto Accessories

300 East Lake Street •• McCall, Idaho

McCall Boat Works 1304 Boydstun Ln. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-941-5402

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Cabinets Vinyl & Wood Windows Floor Coverings Custom Doors

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Wood & Composite Decking #1 Douglas Fir Timbers Wood Sidings Engineered Beams

14047 Highway 55 • McCall ~ 208.634.8111

The McCall Detail Doctors 325 Commerce Street McCall, Idaho 83638 208-8910899

McCall Quick Lube 130 Commerce St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-6096

McCall Upholstery Industrial Loop McCall, ID 83638 208-315-0853

Miner’s Grab N Go

WORSHIP EXPERIENCE @ OUR SAVIOR 11 AM EVERY SUNDAY Adult Bible Study prior to the Worship Service @ 10 am every Sunday Children’s Sunday School @ 10 am every Sunday Receive weekly email devos by Dr. Robin J. Dugall, Pastor @

Corner of Deinhard & Mission Streets, McCall

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147 N 3rd Street McCall, ID 83638 208-634-2004

Precision Detail

207 N Third Street McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3013

Valley County Mobile Auto Detailing McCall, Idaho 83638 208-271-2359

BANKS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES Academy Mortgage 311 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3773

Allegis Financial Partners Madison Poole PO Box 113 McCall, ID 83638 970-209-9966

AmeriTitle McCall 507 E Pine St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-6363

Edward Jones-Michael A. Vineyard 616 N. N Third Street, Ste 105 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5855

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. 502 N 3rd St., Suite 4 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4746

First American Title 616 N 3rd St., Suite 101 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4705

H&R Block

307 E Park St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5847

Idaho First Bank 475 Deinhard Ln. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-1000

McCall Mortgage Company 310 E. Lake St, 2nd Floor McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8253

New York Life – Amy Clark 1109 W. Myrtle Street, #300 Boise, ID 83702


114 N 3rd St, Ste 2A McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2200

Umpqua Bank

900 2nd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8185

US Bank

905 E 2nd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2281

McCall Seventh-Day Adventist Church

City of Donnelly

Mountain Life Church

City of McCall

Elk Creek Church

Our Savior Lutheran Church 100 Mission St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-891-4608

City of New Meadows

14102 Highway 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-631-1938

McCall Church of the Nazarene


Washington Federal 204 E Park St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2121


223 Hewitt St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5775

McCall Community Congregational Church 901 1st St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5430

3592 Long View Rd. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-0053 14180 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3037

Adams County

201 Industrial Ave. Council, Idaho 83612 208-453-4561

City of Cascade

105 S Main St. Cascade, Idaho 83638 208-382-4279

169 Halferty St. Donnelly, Idaho 83615 208-325-8859 216 E Park St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7142 401 Virginia St. New Meadows, Idaho 83654 208-347-2171

Idaho Department of Labor 299 S. 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7102

Valley County

219 S Main St. Cascade, Idaho 83611 208-382-7100




Winter may be here, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a taste of sunshine! When the cabin fever starts to set in, whip up a warm, sunny boost with these delicious recipes that will serve a crowd.

FRENCHIES ON THIRD CHELADA YAYA Frenchies is a cozy neighborhood hangout and a convenient place to score a quick scratch-cooked meal or settle in to enjoy a cold drink and a game. Their specialties include Burgers, Po Boys, Southern Soups and Blue Plates with a special Sunday brunch as well! The Chelada Yaya sips perfectly with everything on the menu, but goes especially well with the Cubano Burger, Shrimp Po Boy, Crawfish Chowder and Sunday Morning Biscuits and Gravy. Try the Frenchie’s Southern spin on a classic Mexican Bloody Beer at home.

INGREDIENTS: For rim of glass: Tajin (Can be found in produce and spice sections of grocery store) Cajun Blackening Seasoning Fresh Lime For Chelada: 1 bottle Clamato (or Tomato Juice) 6 T. Worcestershire 3 T. Soy Sauce 10 dashes Crystals Hot Sauce (We choose a nice middle ground to satisfy most. By all means, put some extra out for people to choose) 3 T. key lime juice 1 T. Tajin-Blackening Seasoning Mixture

DIRECTIONS: Mix Equal Parts Tajin and Cajun Blackening Seasoning in a shallow bowl. Set aside 1 Tablespoon. Slice lime into wedges with a slit in the center. Run lime along the rim of a pint glass. Dip the rim into the seasoning mixture and coat liberally. Next, mix ingredients for the Chelada. Fill the glass ¼ full of the Chelada mix. Add ice to the rim. Slowly pour a Modelo or your choice of Mexican Lager to the top. Stir gently and garnish with a fresh lime wedge.



Best authentic mountain lodge value in McCall!

Black Pine Deer Farm Raising European Fallow Deer for their high quality venison

Farm tours available from mid-May through Labor Day Call ahead for appointment

• Hair-on-Hides, Buckskin & Antlers • Venison Cuts Available Year Round Burger, Stew, Steaks, Roasts, Tenderloin, Pepperoni, Salami Available at our farm & at the McCall Farmers Market

13508 Farm to Market Road • McCall • 2 miles south of the Finn Church

208.325.8886 •

319 Main St Donnelly, Idaho

Book now:

208.325.3463 Closed Mon & Tues

Focusing On N›th‹n Style Italian C³king

• Walk to Payette Lake, restaurants & shopping • Rustic decor • Free Wi-Fi • Flatscreen TV, cable & HBO • King suites • King, queen, double queen & pet friendly rooms • Comfortable beds • Hospitable staff 208.634.7671 400 N. 3rd Street McCall, Idaho

DUTCH OVEN DEN’S PEACH COBBLER We tend to associated Dutch ovens with campout cooking and meals on a river trip, but Dutch Oven Den is bringing the tradition of camp style Dutch oven cooking—and the delicious, hearty meals that come with it—out of the campfire and into catered events. Their mobile commercial kitchen means that everything they prepare is hot, fresh and cooked from scratch on site. The menu is mouthwatering…Prime Rib, Country Style Ribs, Mac and Cheese, Dutch Oven Spuds, Stew and, our favorite, a huge variety of Cobblers. After 18 years in business catering weddings, company parties, family events and groups upwards of 1,200 strong, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on one of their crowdpleasing recipes. Bake this recipe in a traditional oven or try your hand at a camp style Dutch oven. Either way, this Peach Cobbler is sure to have you licking the plate clean.

Photo courtesy Dutch Oven Den

INGREDIENTS: Sliced peaches 1 1/3 cup sugar 1 ½ cup flour ½ tsp salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cubes butter ¼ cup dry Quick Oats (optional)

DIRECTIONS: Fill a 10-inch Dutch oven with sliced peaches (or a 9x13 pan if you plan to cook in a traditional oven) and sprinkle with sugar. Mix dry ingredients together and cut in cold butter. Sprinkle over Peaches.

Life’s Adventures Fulfilled 208.634.4567


IN A TRADITIONAL OVEN: Layer ingredients in a 9x13 pan and bake at 375º for 50 to 60 minutes.

IN A DUTCH OVEN: Layer ingredients in a 10-inch Dutch oven. Ring the top of the lid with briquettes and put 2 in the center (approximately 16 to 18 total). On the bottom, make a ring of 8 briquettes and 2 additional in the center of the ring (10 total). In 30 to 45 minutes, rotate the whole oven 180 degrees and the lid 180 degrees to aid even cooking. When the top is browned nicely the cobbler is ready to eat. Pair with your favorite ice cream (we like Vanilla Bean the most!).


Somewhere between where you are and where you are going, there’s a Super 8. SEE YOU ALONG THE WAY.®


415 N. 3rd St., McCall, ID


303 South 3rd St, McCall, Idaho


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CLEANING SERVICES Disaster Response of Idaho 13888 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-3100

Dwell Done Cleaning 125 N. Commerce Street McCall, ID 83638 208-866-6719

High Mountain Cleaning and Property Services, LLC (208) 741-2395

Lakeshore Disposal 200 Industrial Loop McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7176

Pim’s Carpet, Rug and Upholstery Cleaners 208-628-4211


Industrial Loop McCall, Idaho 83638 208-455-5555

Frontier Communications 201 Lenora St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-6100

COMPUTER AND NETWORKING 4 Corners Communications 3208 Hwy 55 New Meadows, Idaho 83654 208-347-4100

May Security

345 Commerce St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8200


Photo courtesy Brundage Snowmobile Adventures

Home Sweet Home McCall


McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-6163

Schlieper Auto Freight, LLC Donnelly, Idaho 83615 208-451-5488

HEALTHCARE Back Country Chiropractic and Wellness Center 201 Park St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8129

Brian W. Charles, DMD 509 Pine St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7653

The Cottages of McCall 700 Reedy Ln. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3883

Hearing Connection, Inc. 116 N. 3rd St., #5 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-888-0387

McCall Rehab and Care Center 418 Floyde St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2112

Payette Lakes Medical Clinic

211 Forest St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2225 st-lukes-clinic--payette-lakes-family-medicine

Pro-Active Physical Therapy

409 S 3rd St., Suite C McCall, ID 83638 208-634-8517

Solace Natural Medicine 301 Colorado St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7289

St. Luke’s Hospital - McCall 1000 State St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2221

Trinity Home Care and Resource 106 E Park St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-1760

HOME AND CONSTRUCTION A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning 140 Commerce St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-1586

Adventure Floors and Window Coverings 135 Commerce St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3115

Builders FirstSource

400 Deinhard Ln. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2234

Central Idaho Pool and Spa Sundance Spas of McCall Alpine Village 616 N Third Street, Suite 114 208-271-6142

Disaster Response of Idaho 13888 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-3100

Falvey’s Earthworks 14059 Burr Drive McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2021

Foundations McCall 335 S. Samson Trail McCall, ID 83638 208-315-3242


Franklin Building Supply 14047 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8111

Franz Witte Landscape Construction 530 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-1001

Hammerheads McCall 335 S. Samson Trail McCall, ID 83638 208-315-3242

Handyman Plus LLC

Fire . Water .Wind . Mold

12954 Upland Road Donnelly, ID 83615 208-867-6115

High Desert Wildlife & Pest Solutions 9495 Galloway Rd. Middleton, ID 83644 208-590-3364

Inland Marine

13871 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2875

Inventive Cabinetry 201 Rio Vista Blvd McCall, ID 83638 (208) 871-2359

J & M Masonry LLC

11307 W. Douglas Fir Ave. Nampa, ID 83651 208-249-7481

JSM Lawncare and Snow Removal 208-559-3692

Locally Owned and Operated

Valley County’s Proven Leader In Property Emergency Services


Emergency Response


JT & Company


Excavations Services and More Donnelly, Idaho 83615 208-484-8111

Kinetico Quality Water of McCall 125 Commerce St., Suite A McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-1888

Lakeshore Disposal 200 Industrial Loop McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7176

May Security

345 Commerce St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8200 Authorized Dealer



616 N THIRD ST., STE 114 Alpine Village, McCall

Showroom Open: Tues - Sat 11am - 5pm Sun & Mon by appointment

McCall Rental & Sales 500 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5709

McCall Woodworks 100 Helmich St McCall, Idaho 83638 (208) 634-2378

Precoat McCall

335 S. Samson Trail McCall, ID 83638 208-921-1801

Resolute Restoration PO Box 336 McCall, ID 83638 844-774-3246

Resto Clean North 600 River Street McCall, ID 83638 208-315-4112

Rocky Mountain Crane & Equipment Rental 14032 HWY 55 McCall, ID 83638 208-696-1476

Rocky Mountain Excavation & Equipment Rental 14032 HWY 55 McCall, ID 83638 208-696-1476

Seed Woodworking

Handyman & Woodworking Services New Meadows, Idaho 83654 208-315-2654

Sherwin Williams 210 Commerce St. McCall, ID 83638 208-634-1124

Valley Fire Protection 461 Smitty Ave. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2636

Westside Electric Company McCall, Idaho 83638 208-484-5193


(except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day)

106 E Park St., Suite 100 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-225-5208


507 E Pine St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-6346363

Benton Insurance

For route information, please contact the Brundage Sales Office in McCall at 208.634.5021. Come ride with us this winter!

283 Main St. Donnelly, Idaho 83615 208-325-3253

Centerline Corporation 411 F-Deinhard Ln., #185 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-3860

Costco Wholesale

2051 South Cole Rd., Boise, ID 83709 (208) 321-8745

Erekson Law Office 1010 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7118

Eyespot Creative

McCall, Idaho 83638 208-841-8594

MINING AND GEOLOGY Midas Gold, Inc. 13181 Hwy 55 Donnelly, Idaho 83615 208-901-3060

Donnelly Chamber of Commerce 208-325-8859

Friends of the McCall Public Library

Granite Mountain Nature Gallery

1001 State Street McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5522

Idaho Impressions

305 E Park St., Suite A McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-1111

John Curtis Hucks, Attorney at Law, P.C.

AAUW Long Valley

Idaho Nonprofit Center


PO Box 228 McCall, ID 83638

Julia Berheim, Notary Public

Cascade Chamber of Commerce

Kelly’s Whitewater Park

New Meadows, ID 83654 208-746-6099


The Housing Company 565 W Myrtle St., Suite 250 Boise, Idaho 83702 208-331-4811

5257 W Fairview Ave Suite 260 Boise, Idaho 83706 208-424-2229 Highway 55 Cascade, Idaho 83611

Micael McKenzie Inc Creative

101 S Main St. Cascade, Idaho 83611 208-382-3833

Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club

Michael R. Gurney Agency, Inc.

PO Box 543 Donnelly, ID 83615

13131 Farm to Market Rd. Donnelly, Idaho 836154 208-325-8628

McCall, Idaho 208-691-0980

Web Design, Graphic Design & Marketing 208-271-6158 1607 Davis Ave., Unit 158 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7154

Long Valley Preservation Society

Central Idaho Mountain Bike Association McCall, ID 83638

Millemann Pemberton & Holm LLP Attorneys at Law 706 North First Street McCall, ID 83638 208-634-7641

Redfish | Bluefish

Leadership Design & Organizational Development McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-2058

Sarah Taylor Insurance, LLC 1650 S. Albright Lane Boise, Idaho 83709 208-377-6717

Women Ignite

10400 Overland Road #122 Boise, Idaho 83709 208-241-8135

MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS Idaho Business Review 950 W Bannock St., Ste. 1136 Boise, Idaho 83702 208-336-3768

The Star-News

1000 N First St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2123

616 N 3rd St., Suite 105 McCall, ID 83638

PLAN AHEAD Bluebird days have an uncanny ability to remind us of summertime in the McCall area. See what’s in store once the snow melts…


Photo courtesy Chad Case Photography

Take on the challenge of our four stunning courses. McCall Municipal Course provides 27 stimulating holes in an affable atmosphere for every level of golfer. Jug Mountain Ranch offers every golfer, social or competitive, gorgeous panoramic views of Jughandle Mountain, the Ranch’s natural wetlands, old growth forests and the rolling hills of the East Valley. The prestigious Whitetail Club and Resort offers an inspiring mountain masterpiece, while MeadowCreek Resort in Meadows Valley brings brilliant play and ample friendliness.

MAKE A SPLASH AT THE LAKE Jump in, dive in, or wade in! The West Central Mountains of Idaho are teeming with lakes…over 300 of them. Our largest lakes, Payette Lake and Lake Cascade, offer swimming, sailing, waterskiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding…as well as a spectacular fireworks shows every Fourth of July. Rentals are available for just about any activity you have in mind. 74

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Idaho is well-known as the Whitewater State and there is certainly no shortage of rapids to satisfy thrill-seekers in the McCall area. From the laid back Cabarton Stretch to thrilling multi-day trips on the Main Salmon through the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, we have the whitewater you are looking for!

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GET DIRTY MOUNTAIN BIKING The McCall area is ripe with miles of single and double track trails for all abilities and has been designated as a Silver Ride Center by the International Mountain Biking Association. Hitch a ride to the top with lift serviced mountain biking at Brundage Mountain Resort and Tamarack Resort or take advantage of the shuttle service at Jug Mountain Ranch. If you would rather take the trail less traveled, stop by and view our Mountain Biking itinerary with fresh ideas for easy, intermediate, and expert rides around the region including the new Payette Lake Trail.


Photo courtesy Chad Case Photography




The patio is open! One of our favorite things about warm sunny days in McCall is dining al fresco and sampling the delicious fare of our local restaurants, bistros, and pubs. Just about every eatery has a place to take advantage of the sunshine or pick up something to go and picnic at Legacy Park along the shores of Payette Lake. The Farmers Market is also open each Wednesday and Saturday and a great place to find fresh local produce, meat and baked goods.

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Summer turns up the heat on the mountain music scene. Catch weekly music everywhere from Crusty’s Pizza to Jug Mountain Ranch. Plan to hit up annual events including the Yellow Pine Harmonica Festival, the Summer Music Festival at Roseberry, the Fourth of July Music Festival at Brundage and SummerFest, or catch a summer music series session at Brundage Mountain Resort, Tamarack Resort or the Barn at Roseberry. 75

Local Realtors Know Best.


Shepherd’s Home 208-634-1152

Valley County Pathways McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-4991

Village of Yellow Pine Association Yellow Pine, Idaho 83677

Serving Valley, Adams & Idaho County.

PETS DeTails Pet Grooming 302 E Lake Street McCall, Idaho 83638 208-271-2669

Representing Buyers and Sellers, our mission is to give you peace of mind through the entire transaction.

McCall Pet Outfitters 200 Lenora St. McCall, ID 83638 208-634-3440

McCall Pet Spa and Bath House 102 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3977 Steve Jones | Associate Broker 208-634-6497



Cindy Jones | Real Estate Specialist 208-634-6849


McCall Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau 605 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7631

McCall Area Snowmobile Club

McCall Music Society

McCall Community Center 701 1st St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5408

PO Box 354 McCall, Idaho 83638

McCall Winter Sports Club

McCall Arts and Humanities Council

Payette Lakes Progressive Club


McCall-Donnelly Education Foundation

Payette Lakes Ski Club/Little Ski Hill

831 S 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3647

Paws & Bark Dog Boarding 3713 Hwy 95 New Meadows, ID 83612 (208) 347-3880

PHOTOGRAPHY Amy Isacson Photography McCall, Idaho 83638 208-907-6593

b + b photography 933 Rio Pinar Eagle, Idaho 83616 208-429-6602


3635 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5691

McCall Farmers Market

Ponderosa Center

Samantha Sais Photography

311 E Lake St McCall, ID 83638 208-271-1185

PO Box 2857 McCall, ID 83638 520-979-6947

201 Deinhard Lane McCall, ID 83638 208-634-7070

Rotary of McCall

Summit Photography

McCall Folklore Society

Seven Devils Playwrights Conference

Corner of Railroad Ave and Pine St. Wednesday and Saturday, 10am- 2pm June through October

McCall Fire Protection District




McPaws Regional Animal Shelter Meets every Wednesday at 12pm McCall, Idaho 83638 McCall, Idaho 83638 516-319-9089

Melissa Shelby Photography 208-315-1294

McCall, Idaho 83638 208-469-0454

REAL ESTATE Alpine Village Company 600 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3430

Blackhawk on the River 11 Shooting Star Ln. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-4825

Stacy L Bowers, Silvercreek Reality Group McCall, Idaho 83638 208-869-0705

Brundage Realty 403 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-1234

Brundage Realty – Dawne Meckel 403 N Third Street McCall, ID 83638 208-634-1234

Century 21 Whitewater Clark 1007 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-1800

Community Group at Crawford Olson Real Estate Services 403 E. Park St McCall, ID McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7778

Cory Corbet, Realtor®

McCall Real Estate Company 301 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-630-3283

Shelly DeMoss, Realtor®

Crawford Olson Real Estate 403 E Park St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-1390

Randy Funk Home Inspections 1740 E Fairview Ave. #53 Meridian, ID 83642 208-914-5793

Melanie Holmes, Realtor® RE/MAX Resort Realty 1101 E Lake Street McCall, ID 83638 208-315-0865

Homes and Land of McCall-CascadeDonnelly 208-634-1472

Karen Johansen, Realtor® Century 21 Whitewater Clark 1007 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-1800

Johnson & Company Real Estate 110 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8500

Jennifer Jones, Realtor®

Brundage Realty 403 N 3rd Street McCall, Idaho 83638 208-440-9400

Steve and Cindy Jones, Realtors® McCall Real Estate Company 301 E. Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-6497

Jug Mountain Ranch 13834 Farm to Market Rd. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5072

Mountain Living Specialist Let me help you find your special Mountain property!

Cheri Lawrence, RealtorÂŽ


Juniper Realty Group of Silvercreek Realty 858 E Handel St. Meridian, Idaho 83646 208-488-1400

Cheri Lawrence Real Estate

Century 21 P.O. Box 2586 McCall, ID 83638 208-250-2430

Sherry Maupin Real Estate LLC 1101 E Lake Street McCall, Idaho 83638 208.870.9100

McCall Home Inspections 494 Cammy Drive McCall, ID 83638 208-866-1578

McCall Real Estate Company 301 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2100

Mountain Central Association of REALTORS 321 N. 3rd St., Suite #204 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7424


Mountain Lakes Realty 805 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2728

Northwest Passage Apartments 155 Old St. Donnelly, ID 208-325-3366

Jean Odmark, Realtor®

McCall Real Estate Company 301 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-9280

Crawford Olson Real Estate 403 E Park St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-6060

RE/Max Resort Realty

1101 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5400

River Ranch McCall 105 River Ranch McCall, Idaho 83638

Marletta Romero, Real Estate Broker® Silvercreek Realty Group 411 Deinhard Ln McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-0600

Signet Mortgage

3060 S. Rookery Ln Boise, ID 83706 208-409-2288

Joe and Toni Slaymaker, Silvercreek Realty Group LLC 311 E Lake Street McCall, ID 83638 208-315-0846

Tamarack Realty

850 Village Dr. Tamarack, Idaho 83615 208-325-1001


Let’s go shopping for real estate!

Haden Tanner, McCall Idaho Real Estate McCall Real Estate Company 301 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-2242


Small Market, 2018

I built my own “dream home in the mountains.” Let me help you build yours. ACCOUNTABILITY. TRANSPARENCY. INTEGRITY.

» 29 years as an attorney in health care, high tech and private practice in California » Member of the Mountain Central Association of Realtors

You’ll come to play and want to stay!

» Member of the National Association of Realtors » President, Rotary of McCall (2018-2019)

McCall’s Fastest Growing Real Estate Company In just 3.5 years, we have grown from 3 agents to 13 while consistently performing as top producers in our market. If you have a need for professional, proven real estate services, call or stop by our office in downtown McCall today.

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1101 E LAKE STREET, Downtown McCall

(208) 634-5400

» 2016 graduate of the West Central Mountains Leadership Academy


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Bear Basin Ponderosa State Park Activity Barn Jug Mountain Ranch Tamarack Resort Lake Cascade State Park Hasbrouck Ranch (off Cabarton Road)

SKI AREAS 8 Brundage Mountain Resort 9 Tamarack Resort 10 Little Ski Hill

GENERAL RECREATION/ ACTIVITY AREAS 11 Manchester Ice and Event Center

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Bear Creek Lodge Tamarack Falls Parking Lot Anderson Creek Parking Lot Green Gate Parking Lot West Face Parking Lot, across from Bear Creek Lodge Wallace Lane Parking Lot Gordon Titus Parking Lot, near Brundage Francis E. Wallace Parking Lot Clear Creek Parking Area Fall Creek Parking Area Brush Creek Parking Area






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Stor-It Self Storage, Car Wash and U Haul 207 N 3rd St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7015

TRANSPORTATION Phil ~ 208 630.3083 JoEllen ~ 208 634.6494 Philip ~ 208 315.0563

Harlow’s School Bus Service 14030 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-1089

Jackson Jet Center 3815 Rickenbacker St. Boise, Idaho 83705 208-383-3300

McCall Aviation/AVCenter 300 Deinhard Ln. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7137 ext. 8005

Mountain Community Transit 208-634-0003 Call to schedule your FREE ride!

UTILITIES Amerigas Local Realtor® Since 1998 Past President Mountain Central Association of Realtors®

Team Reinhard, Keller Williams Realty

Meadows Valley School K-12

Verna Vanis, Realtor®

McCall College

Bryant & Janice Reinhard McCall, ID 83638 208-573-1326 Crawford Olson Real Estate 403 E Park St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-1050

Jo Ellen, Phil and Philip Yribar, Realtors® McCall Real Estate Company 301 E Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-6494

SCHOOLS Cascade School District 209 N School St. Cascade, Idaho 83611 208-630-6057

Crestline Academy 106 E Park St., Ste. 212 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-631-7632

500 N Miller Ave. New Meadows, Idaho 83654 208-347-2411 106 E Park St., #220 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3456

McCall-Donnelly Joint School District 120 Idaho St. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-2161

Roots Forest School 2018 State Park Drive McCall, Idaho 83638 208-315-0925

University of Idaho- McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) 1800 University Ln. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3918


1611 Davis Ave. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-8181

ASAP Portables Co. 13831 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-0012

Ed Staub and Sons 13858 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-3833

Honey Dippers

13950 Nisula Road McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-1230

Idaho Power PO Box 70 Boise, ID 83707 800-488-6151

Lakeshore Disposal 200 Industrial Loop McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-7176

Suburban Propane 11121 Hwy 55 McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-5330

24-7 Storage McCall 14051 Burr Dr. McCall, Idaho 83638 208-634-4844



SHOT Tamarack Resort, photo courtesy Grant Gunderson

McCall’s Mountain Bike Scene Keeps Evolving


While beach cruisers may rule the streets of downtown McCall, mountain bikes are king when it comes to the trails. And McCall has an ever-growing network of premier singletrack. Bear Basin, Brundage Mountain Resort, Jug Mountain Ranch, Ponderosa State Park and Tamarack Resort are all adding new trails to explore. In addition to the efforts at these riding destinations, one group is taking on a project of epic proportions to complete a trail that encircles the entirety of Payette Lake.

The first phase opens up trails that can take you from downtown McCall to the Brundage Lookout Road (FS 451), climb to the Red Gate Road (FS 459) and continue north on singletrack ending at the north end of Payette lake on Warren Wagon Road. For a quick introduction to the Payette Lake Trail, start at the Brush Creek snowmobile parking lot on Warren Wagon Road to access a 4 mile loop along Copet Creek. For details on this route, and others along the Payette Lake Trail, visit

The Central Idaho Mountain Bike Association started work on the Payette Lake Trail seven years ago. From scouting possible routes, obtaining permitting, flagging alignments and fundraising, the project has been a beast. In the summer of 2019, a grand opening was held for the first phase of the project, connecting the key western routes around the lake. With these new sections of trail in place, and utilizing existing pathways from the City of McCall and Ponderosa State Park, the Payette Lake Trail has been expanded to 20 miles. At its completion, the trail is planned to be 33 miles.

The coming years will see work continue on the Payette Lake Trail, focusing on the eastern side of the project as well as adding signage and enhancing sections of trail already in place. To build out the final phase, CIMBA will be partnering with the Idaho Department of Lands and the Payette National Forest to permit, plan and build more trail. If you would like to stay up-to-date on the progress or join the effort by volunteering or donating, please visit

BLAZE YOUR OWN TRAIL Whether exploring the endless miles of exhilarating ski trails or the soothing properties of the spa treatments at The Cove, your next mountain-lake adventure begins at Shore Lodge. From award-winning fine dining and year-round heated saline pools to nightly turndown service and complimentary shuttles to Brundage Mountain, you’ll find that Shore Lodge is the only way to do McCall.

SANCTUARY-SEEKERS The Cove + The Theater at Shore Lodge + Room Service + Nightly Fire Pit & S’mores + Sweeping Views of Payette Lake RISK-TAKERS The Tank Game Room + Heated Saline Pools + Ski Valet + Complimentary Shuttle to Brundage Mountain + Snowshoes

STRIKE OUT ON YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE TODAY For reservations visit or call 800.657.6464