Nestled in the mountains on the shores of Payette Lake, McCall has long been a popular summer and winter resort. There are many great things to see and do in and around McCall.
Brundage Mountain Resort ski area is just eight miles north of McCall. For the ski enthusiast, there is Alpine, telemark, and Nordic skiing. Over the years, this historic frontier town has earned the name “Ski Town USA,” by sending local skiers to compete in the Winter Olympic Games. Snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, sleigh rides and ice skating are also popular. For the photographer or sightseer, the elk viewing is incredible during the winter months. The last weekend of January and the first week of February, snow lovers line the streets in downtown McCall for the McCall Area Chamber of Commerce, Annual Winter Carnival, famous for its incredible ice sculptures.
There are ten days of exciting activities and events. McCall Area Chamber of Commerce, Winter Carnival snow sculpting receives national recognition with teams going on to compete in international events.
McCall has a wide variety of licensed and bonded outfitters to provide a safe outdoor experience. They offer adventures such as white-water rafting and pack trips for the hunter and fishing expeditions. There are a number of sports shops specializing in fishing, hunting, biking, rafting, kayaking equipment (sales and rentals) and much more. Not only does McCall offer dazzling scenery and fantastic skiing, but it’s friendly, relaxed atmosphere, fine dining, lodging, shopping and entertainment are just the right ingredients for a perfect vacation.