Brundage Mountain

The Idaho Statesman

A 58-year-old southwest Idaho man has died at Brundage Mountain Resort in central Idaho near McCall in a mountain biking accident.

Authorities say Leo Nill of Nampa died Saturday.

Adams County Sheriff Ryan Zollman on Tuesday says the death has been ruled an accident.

Mike Mauden was among a group biking with Nill. He says the forks on Nill's bike came apart when he jumped over a rock on the Elk Trail, one of the resort's summer bike trails.

McCALL, Idaho – A dragon more than two stories tall, a larger-than-life wizard’s head with a built-in kids’ slide and entwined, leaping swordfish helped this small resort town make its case to be “the snow sculpting capital of the Northwest.”  Teams of artists crafted more than thirty large and whimsical snow sculptures, which rose in the front yards or parking lots of sponsoring businesses and in a lakefront park.

Spike and Judy Baker

Snow will soon fall in Idaho's mountains, getting skiers excited for the winter. Already ski resorts in Sun Valley are making snow. But it will be at least until Thanksgiving before one of Idaho's popular resorts in McCall opens. Brundage Mountain has roots that go back to the 1920s. 

Sadie Babits / Boise State Public Radio

Southern Idaho ski areas are wrapping up their seasons.  Bogus Basin and Sun Valley have closed their lifts.  Brundage has one more weekend, possibly more, if the snow holds.  This ski season has been a trying year for them.