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Schweitzer Mountain Resort to open November 23, 2013

Schweitzer's 50th Anniversary season kicks off Saturday

News Release
For Immediate Release:

Sandpoint, ID – Schweitzer Mountain Resort will open for the season this Saturday, November 23 at 9am. The resort will operate Saturday and Sunday with 400 acres of open terrain.

Terrain will be available for all ability levels with the Basin Express and Musical Chairs lifts open. These two chairs are scheduled to operate from 9am to 3:30pm during opening weekend. The mountain will include a few intermediate park features and our Nordic system will have limited groomed runs.

Thanks to early season snowfall and snowmaking the resort is able to open for this “sneak peak” weekend. Schweitzer will close down mid-week and then re-open on Friday, November 29 for the weekend.

For the weekend, lift tickets will be available at the reduced rate of $45 for everyone except for children 6 and under who ski free. For those individuals who only wish to ski on Musical Chairs tickets prices will be $25. Schweitzer’s Sunday-Friday passholders may also ski this Saturday at no charge. Sunday Solution will be available on Sunday, half day ticket are only $25 if purchased in advance online, or $35 at the ticket window.

A new ticket product this year is our Beginner Sunday Solution Ticket. A Sunday afternoon Musical Chairs lift ticket will be free of charge to anyone. A voucher must be printed online and brought to the ticket window; otherwise the ticket price is $10 at the window.

Schweitzer has received 40 inches of natural snow so far this season in the village and base depths range for 1 – 3 feet depending on elevation. This weekend’s weather forecasts are calling for sunny skies and mild temps in the lower thirties. Skiing and snowboarding is recommended on groomed trails as early season conditions exist with variable snowpack.

On mountain parking will be free this weekend and the shuttle from the “Red Barn” parking lot will be running on the midweek schedule. The full bus schedule is available online at

Plenty of lodging is available for opening weekend as well. Use the promo code “turkey” to gobble up a room for as low as $99 per night. To book a stay call 877.487.4643.

For the most up to date information about chairlifts and terrain that will be open visit or call the snow phone at 208.263.9562


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