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Winter 2020/21: Day Ticket Sales During Covid

As we look ahead to the transition from a successful summer season to what’s expected to be a winter season that is different from recent years,  I thought I would address a few of the questions that arose after our first message about the 2020/21 ski season.  

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America's Top 15 Budget Friendly Ski Resorts

IF YOU’RE DREAMING OF A  SKI VACATION IN THE UNITED STATES  THIS WINTER BUT DON’T THINK YOU CAN AFFORD IT, YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER ONE OF THESE BUDGET-FRIENDLY SKI RESORTS. MANY OFFER GREAT RUNS, SPECTACULAR SCENERY AND EVEN FEWER CROWDS – WITHOUT THE HIGH COST.

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Winter 2020/21: Day Ticket Sales During Covid

As we look ahead to the transition from a successful summer season to what’s expected to be a winter season that is different from recent years,  I thought I would address a few of the questions that arose after our first message about the 2020/21 ski season.  

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Looking Forward - Covid and Winter 2020/21 at Schweitzer

"In an effort to provide full disclosure and transparency, I wanted to take a moment and fill you in on some of our current thoughts surrounding the Covid-19 environment at Schweitzer." - Tom Chasse, Schweitzer Mountain Resort CEO

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Out of Uncertainty, Real Change Will Come

We’re sure we are not alone when we say the last few months have been a whirlwind … months that could not have been conjured even in our worst nightmares.

From a global pandemic that put our beloved sport (and the rest of the world) on hold; to the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and now Rayshard Brooks; to the protests that followed around the world and in our own community - it is an unsettling and uncertain time to be alive. 

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Off the Bunny Hill: Schweitzer's Blue Squares

Local author and writer for Out There Outdoors, Amy McCaffree, has some great advice about tackling Schweitzer's Blue Squares as a family and enjoying the best kind of french fries for lunch! 

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Bigger Isn't Always Better for Family Ski Trips

LIKE IT OR not, megaresorts dominate the ski industry. And for families seeking a wide variety of terrain, extensive lift systems, and ample amenities, the big resorts make perfect sense. But families pining for a lower-key ski vacation have options too, among the smaller, easy-going mountains that are thriving despite the broader industry trend. 

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It's Your Mountain Too

I know that I’m biased in thinking that Schweitzer and all our mountain exploits are the be all and end all of living in Sandpoint, but luckily I’m reminded of this fallacy in my thinking from time to time. Just the other day, as I stood waiting to pay for groceries, I overheard the checker remark to another customer how they haven’t been to Schweitzer ever. Sure, they know kids that go up, she said, but she hadn’t been on the mountain and didn’t see a reason to. “I am not a fan of snow,” she remarked with a giggle.  

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Making (and keeping!) "Skiing Friends"

For a lot of us who learned how to ski or snowboard later in life, we may not have fond memories of getting dragged to the top of a mountain with a group of “friends.” Said “friends” then would proceed to take off at breakneck speed, leaving us there wondering just how on earth we are supposed to stop on these board like things. Once you finally got moving and accomplished approximately 150 traverses in 50 feet, you breathlessly caught up with your posse only to have them take off again leaving you to wonder just who the heck these “friends” really were. 

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My Home Mountain. #mySchweitzerID

Over the last couple of months, we’ve been having some deep philosophical conversations in the Schweitzer Marketing office about what it means when someone calls Schweitzer their “home mountain.” Does this mean it’s where they learned to ski? Is it where they spent years growing up in our Funatics or MtnX programs? Or is Schweitzer home because this is where they’ve retired to and where they anxiously look forward to skiing out their days? What is “Schweitzer” really and how do we, in spite of growth and development, keep Schweitzer Schweitzer?

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Ten Excellent Ski Areas with Single Day Lift Tickets Under $100

With ticket prices rising over $200 per day in some major ski destinations, it’s helpful to know where to find a better deal, according to Unofficial Networks. 

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Idaho: The Undiscovered Country - 5 Best Idaho Ski Resorts to Visit Now

Local Freshies recently published their list of the 5 Best Idaho Resorts to Visit Now and Schweitzer was listed as #2! 

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Thoughts on Being Grateful

In the last several years, there have been some major changes in the ski industry. We’ve seen two major ski companies acquire resorts left and right, creating a massive network of ski areas that are either “Epic” or “Ikon.” I’ll be honest, it was a bit daunting at first hearing about the changes at mountains I knew intimately well. But as the years have gone by, I’ve been able to breathe a little easier knowing that Schweitzer is particularly blessed by an ownership group that really, honestly cares about what’s happening here. 

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The 50 Most Affordable Ski Resorts in North America

Schweitzer made the cut of the 50 most affordable ski resorts in North America according to Unofficial Networks and hometogo! 

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10 Resorts that Aren't on Epic or Ikon That You Should Know

Do we go to resorts on the Epic or Ikon Pass for vacation? Rarely. We’re suckers for ski areas that feel less corporate and have big (small) mountain town personalities. If you’re like us, here’s 10 ski resorts on our bucket list that aren’t on the Epic or Ikon Pass.

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Trip Report: eBiking Scenic Schweitzer Mountain

Writer Paul Tolme and his wife visited Schweitzer in June of 2019 to check out the resort's eBike tours. Here's his account of what Schweitzer has to offer. 

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11 Best US Ski Resorts for Beginners

As amazing as they are, many destinations can come across as straight up intimidating, especially if you’re a beginner. But more often than not, there’s terrain for everyone, with some top-rated ski resorts going above and beyond for those just starting out. Check out Trips to Discover's list of the best 11 including Schweitzer Mountain Resort. 

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Ski Resorts are Expanding Summer Activities

After the snow melts, hiking, biking, horseback riding, zip lining, concerts and outdoor summer fun await at ski resorts in the summer season. Many U.S. ski resorts are investing in warm-weather programs and activities to make them year-round destinations.

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Top 5: The Best Under-The-Radar Ski Resorts in North American

Schweitzer makes the list of the Top 5: The Best Under-The-Radar Ski Resorts in North America as compiled by Unofficial Networks! 

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Top Ski Resorts that are Perfect for Summer

"Already being experts at creating numerous activities within one destination, these top ski towns around the United States and Canada become majestic elevated getaways featuring blossoming wildflowers, adventure parks, water activities, and re-imagined excursions that used to be exclusively in the winter." 

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Chairs for Charity

With the planned Snow Ghost chairlift replacement project scheduled to start this summer, Schweitzer Mountain Resort has decided that the best thing to do with the old double-seat chairs is lift up local charities. 

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