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A Little Time with Tom

As the snow is starting to fly on the mountain, Schweitzer is gearing up for another amazing winter season. Between all the meetings and planning sessions, I was able to sit down for a few minutes with Tom Chasse, Schweitzer’s CEO, to find out a little bit more about his thoughts on life in North Idaho, what keeps him sane running a weather dependent business, and where he sees Sandpoint heading in the future. 

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March Mechanicals

​Every day, hundreds of people come to Schweitzer, click into their bindings and then plunk their tookuses on a chairlift – an amazing technical innovation that whisks skiers and riders to the summit in less time than it takes to get a latte at Starbucks.

But have you ever really stopped to appreciate these mechanical marvels that grace our mountain?

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Oh, Sandpoint... how do I love thee?

It’s February and in keeping with this month’s themes of love and chocolate, it seems the mountain finally wanted to come clean about some long held feelings it has for Sandpoint…

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Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

January is “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month” and a great time to bring your family together at Schweitzer. Take up something new as a family and make it possible for a worldly-wise mom to be just as much of a novice as the know-it-all-teen. 

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What The Holidays Mean to US

It’s almost December and time for all the joyful insanity of the season to start. For the majority of us in the Pacific Northwest, that insanity looks something like holiday shopping, travel planning, and trying to figure what to feed everyone over the holidays. The expectations run high and it’s a mighty task not to succumb to numbing oneself down with Grandma’s “medicinal” egg nog.

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A Little Time with Tom

As the snow is starting to fly on the mountain, Schweitzer is gearing up for another amazing winter season. Between all the meetings and planning sessions, I was able to sit down for a few minutes with Tom Chasse, Schweitzer’s CEO, to find out a little bit more about his thoughts on life in North Idaho, what keeps him sane running a weather dependent business, and where he sees Sandpoint heading in the future. 

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Seven Turns

Both of my brothers-in-law have pretty horrific commutes to work. One suffers the gridlock and pandemonium in full D.C splendor while the other gets the daily Seattle guessing game of “where’s-the-back-up-today?” It’s hard for me not to gloat about my own commute. Sure, people in Sandpoint may not envy me the 7 switchbacks or the amount of gas I use on a weekly basis, but when I compare this drive to what millions of other people face in other places and cities in the US, I so win.

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Two Seasons of Schweitzer Fanatics

When the seasons change, these mountain fanatics find a whole ‘nother way to keep that adrenaline pumping – mountain biking. Now, I’m a mountain biker in that I own a mountain bike and ride it to the grocery store in Sandpoint. It may get a little dirty as I ride it through the backyard, but that’s been about the extent of my off-road riding.

Well, it was until some awesome mountain people got a hold of me.

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Where'd I Put That Left Glove?

Less than 100 Days till ski season: with the fall equinox upon us, it’s time to get serious.

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Sentiments on Sediment

The thing I’ve learned from my wine flights around the world is how each wine likes to share its connection with its place and space. Wines from Chile tell you a different story than wines from France. South African wines might tell you about sunny coastal regions, Italian wines about mountainous regions near the Mediterranean. And wines from the Pacific Northwest tell us about massive flooding.

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