Most of the region's ski resorts have launched their seasons, but officials at McCall's Brundage Mountain are still anxiously waiting for more snow before they open. The summit depth at Brundage was reported to be 28 inches this morning, but no new snow had fallen over the weekend.
"We hope to make an announcement very soon, but still need several more inches of snow in the base area," reads the Brundage homepage.
Brundage officials said "there is great snow coverage on the top, but the bottom-quarter of the mountain is real thin."
There have been only two times in Brundage's 52-year history that the mountain hasn't been open for Christmas.
Brundage opened Dec. 30 in 2011, the second-latest opening date; the latest was Jan. 8, 1977.
A check with the National Weather Service Office in Boise shows that there's a 40 percent chance of snow for McCall this Wednesday, Dec. 18, a 70 percent chance of snow Wednesday evening, and a slight chance of snow for next weekend.