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Learn Something New: Curling

Every four years when the winter Olympics roll around, curling enjoys a boost in popularity. Maybe it is because ordinary looking folks make some extraordinary shots and become gold or silver or bronze medalists. And while we sit engrossed cheering on the curling teams on television, it often doesn’t occur to us that we can … Continued

Learn Something New: Ice Fishing

At first glance, sitting on a frozen lake staring down a narrow hole in the ice waiting for a fish to bite may not seem all that exciting. In fact, it seems cold. And boring? Until you talk to Chris Weber. A more enthusiastic fisherman you won’t meet and his passion for the nuances and … Continued

Learn Something New: Nordic Skiing

A lone skier gracefully glides down a trail lost in thought and surrounded by the quiet of a snow-covered day. They soak in the solitude and stillness of the forest as they skate through the crisp winter air. Then, around the next turn, that idyllic serenity kicks over to exhilaration and speed as the trail … Continued

Learn Something New: Alpine Skiing

The big kahuna. Hands down, learning to ski as an adult is met with the most resistance. Watching little kids fly down the hill with no fear certainly doesn’t help lessen the intimidation factor. A 5-year-old definitely isn’t thinking about insurance premiums as they bomb through the trees. But getting the nerve to step into … Continued

5 Questions | Ice Fishing with Cody Fox

Sitting on a frozen lake, staring down into a hole in the ice, willing a fish to bite may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But ice fishing isn’t just about the catch. It is an opportunity to get outside in the fresh air in the depths of winter. Ice fishing is about camaraderie. It … Continued

Tech in the Backcountry

We know the point of getting out of bounds is to disconnect for a time, but a few apps out there are worth bringing along on your adventures. And most work without cell service to keep you safe in the backcountry. Airflare ( Helps search and rescue teams find you in the wilderness. Just download … Continued

Winter Adventure Seekers

The mountains of soft powder snow and expansive trail systems in the backcountry provide all the right ingredients to help adrenaline junkies get their fix. Seasoned backcountry skiers have their own favorite approaches. Experienced snowmobile riders have their favorite stashes. But you don’t need to have a ton of local knowledge to ‘get the goods’ … Continued

In Search of Winter Solitude

Snow covered mountains naturally instill a sense of calm in all who carve out quiet moments among them. Those looking for an extra bit of solace during their trip to McCall can approach that in a few different ways.   WINTERTIME FOREST BATHING Forest bathing and forest therapy (Shinrin-Yoku) is the conscious and contemplative practice … Continued

A Laid-Back Winter Girlfriend Getaway

The modern girlfriend getaway is just as likely to include a backcountry snowcat or snowmobile adventure (see Guide #5) or a Fat Bike Tour (Guide #2), but if your stay allows for a ‘down day’, we’ve got some suggestions on how to make the most of it. First, and most importantly, START SLOW. More active … Continued

Plan a “Yes Day” With This Family Friendly Itinerary

Families come in all shapes and sizes and it can be tricky to find activities that strike the right balance when it comes to energy, attention span, and athletic skill. Parents want to make great vacation memories for the kids, but, let’s be honest, we’d also like to relax a little! Here’s a quick rundown … Continued

Cross-Country Primer: A local’s guide to Nordic skiing in McCall

By McKenzie Kraemer Nordic skiing has been a staple in the mountains around McCall since the Finnish and Scandinavian settlers first homesteaded here in the 1880s. Work didn’t stop because of deep snow. Families used cross-country skis to traverse the landscape, trappers and mailmen relied on them in the backcountry and children often built homemade … Continued

Find Your Pack

By April Thomas Whitney “There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine, and no happiness without companions.”– Korean Proverb The greater McCall area boasts an impressive 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, which provide access to some of the most beautiful backcountry in the world. For some, the trails and the views are … Continued

Winter Bucket List

McCall is a prime winter destination, not just for our amazing ski hills and resorts, but for the many recreational opportunities that we have to offer. With so much to choose from, it can be hard to decide what goes on your McCall bucket list, so we did the hard work for you. Here are … Continued