A Wild
Winter Escape

This winter, journey to the mountains and find yourself surrounded by McCall’s brisk air, fresh powder, and cozy cabins. Whether you’re spending the day adventuring in the snow or soaking away holiday stress in a hot spring, McCall is your base camp for wild adventures and uncrowded serenity.

Winter Carnival

February 23-25, 2024
The annual McCall Winter Carnival has been a symbol of the season since 1924, when the Payette Lake Winter Games were first held. This year’s theme—Color Outside the Lines—will showcase larger-than-life snow sculptures, cheerful parades, live music, roaring firepits, and sweet and savory snacks. Bundle up and celebrate McCall’s winter spirit!

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Pick Your Wild Adventure

Ski & Snowboard

Gear up and experience a combined 2,600 acres at McCall’s three ski resorts.

Cat Skiing

Discover secret stashes of fresh powder and steep terrain sprinkled with snow-covered evergreens in the backcountry.


Explore more than 500 miles of pristine, groomed trails on your own or with a guided tour.


Strap into your snowshoes and trek through magical old-growth forests and rolling meadows.

Snow Tubing

Experience winter’s thrill with a speedy descent down the Activity Barn’s snowy chutes.

Fat Biking

Don’t let the snow put a freeze on your biking adventures! Explore a variety of trails on and off the mountains.

Snow Biking

Conquer steep, packed snow or carve through powdery flurries on these snowmobile/dirt bike hybrids.

Ice Skating

Lace up your skates and take a whirl around the rink, or watch a hockey game or ice show.

Nordic/Cross-Country Skiing

Glide on over to one of McCall’s designated Nordic areas, or find a prime meadow for some crust-cruising.

Hot Springs

After a couple of days spent adventuring in the snow, relax your muscles with a dip in one of McCall’s many local hot springs.

Take the McCall Promise

In McCall, we invite you to come as you are and experience everything from our mountains and lakes to our small-town charm. Discovering your wild side is about unplugging and embracing the elements. Let’s work together to preserve this for future generations. Plus, you might even win a weekend retreat on us!

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