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Dig Chrismer
Marketing Manager
dchrismer@schweitzer.com
208.255.3031

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Schweitzer Contracts Installation of Two New Lifts for 2019/20
As anticipated, Schweitzer Mountain Resort has signed contracts for the installation of two new chairlifts during the summer of 2019 to replace the current Snow Ghost double chair.
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Schweitzer Mountain Resort Announces Management Changes & Promotions for 2018-19
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is pleased to announce numerous promotions and hires for the coming 2018-19 season including the appointment of the resort's first Director of Family Activities & Programs.
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Future Plans Taking Shape at Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Coming off a record 2017/2018 winter season for snowfall, skier visits, and lodging occupancy, Schweitzer Mountain Resort is moving forward with plans to strengthen Schweitzer’s position as the premier family friendly destination resort in the Northwest.
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It’s time for Schweitzer’s 26th Annual Fall Fest
With four days to try over 80 regional craft beers and ciders at Schweitzer’s 26th Annual Fall Fest, the resort is hoping to make the slow slide out of summer and into September savorable.
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4th Annual Huckleberry Color Fun Run & Walk
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is looking forward to the 4th Annual Huckleberry Color Fun Run & Walk on August 5, 2018. “We love this event for so many reasons,” said Marketing Manager, Dig Chrismer. “Just watching everyone laugh as they get color bombed is such a fun twist on a trail run. This is a unique type of trail experience that is great for runners and non-runners alike.”
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Northwest Winefest at Schweitzer Scheduled for July 21 & 22
Schweitzer's 4th Annual Northwest Winefest will take place in the heart of Schweitzer’s village with 20 different wineries featuring over 80 different wines.
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New Hosted Ebike Trail Tours at Schweitzer This Summer
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is pleased to announce that it will be adding daily hosted ebike trail tours to their summer offerings this year.
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Schweitzer and SPOT Establish Transportation Partnership
Schweitzer Mountain Resort and the Selkirks Pend Oreille Transit Authority (SPOT) are pleased to announce the transfer of the daily winter bus operations from the Red Barn to the village in 2018/19.
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Schweitzer Closes Out Record Year with 434" of Snowfall For the Season
Thanks to consistent snowfall starting in November and continuing through the final weekend, 2017/18 was the snowiest winter on record for Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Schweitzer saw over 434” of snowfall throughout the season and wrapped up the winter with over 78” still in the base area and 152” at the summit.
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Schweitzer Reports Over 300" of Snowfall So Far this Season
With over 300” of snowfall so far this season, Schweitzer Mountain Resort has been enjoying some of the best skiing conditions in the country.
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Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month at Schweitzer
During the month of January, Schweitzer offers first time skiers and riders packages and incentives to encourage them to take up snow sports as part of the national “Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month (LSSM)” program.
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Community Day December 15 at Schweitzer
Supporting the local community is something that Schweitzer Mountain Resort feels very strongly about and every December the resort sponsors “Community Day” offering full day lift tickets for $10 with 100% of all ticket revenue going to Bonner Partners in Care and Community Cancer Services.
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Schweitzer Opening Saturday, November 18
It’s go time! Thanks to consistent temperatures for snow making and some significant early natural snowfall, Schweitzer Mountain Resort is pleased to announce the start of the 2017/18 season on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
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Schweitzer Mountain Resort Announces New Mountain Operations Director
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Batchelder as the resort’s new Director of Mountain Operations. Resort Also Promotes New Culinary Managers in Food & Beverage.
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Schweitzer Mountain Resort Wraps Up Busy Summer
This past summer, Schweitzer Mountain Resort continued to expand their summer operations with new food service available on the summit at Sky House, engaging family friendly events like the Color Fun Run & Walk in August, and wine & beer tasting events such as Northwest WineFEST in July and the 25th Annual Fall Fest over Labor Day weekend.
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Fall Fest at Schweitzer is 25 Years Old!
Over the years, festivals celebrating the ever-growing craft beer industry have sprouted up around the Pacific Northwest but none have aged as well as Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s Fall Fest. Coming into its 25th year, the resort is excited to offer new and exciting additions to this Labor Day staple.
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Huckleberry Color Fun Run & Walk August 6 at Schweitzer
Schweitzer offers a 5K and 2.5K color fun run on August 6th.
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Northwest WineFEST at Schweitzer Scheduled for July 15 & 16
Oenophiles rejoice! It’s time for the region’s premier wine tasting event – Northwest Winefest at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, July 15 &16.
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Summer Homecoming with 7B Sunday at Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Resort Offering Free Chairlift Rides to the Summit
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Silent Auction Held Closing Weekend Raises Money for Bonner Community Food Bank
As part of Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s final weekend of operations, the resort hosted a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Bonner Community Food Bank.
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Schweitzer Reports Over 114" of Snow in February
Amazing conditions extends season to April 16th.
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January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month at Schweitzer
During the month of January, Schweitzer offers first time skiers and riders packages and incentives to encourage them to take up snow sports as part of the national “Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month (LSSM)” program.
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Schweitzer Announces Opening of 2016/17 Season
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is pleased to announce the start of the 2016/17 season on Friday, December 2, 2016.
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Schweitzer Mountain Resort to Open "Sky House" at the Summit
Schweitzer Mountain Resort, the largest, premier family-friendly ski resort in Idaho and Washington, will open the much-anticipated Sky House™ summit lodge on Friday, December 16.
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Schweitzer Anticipates Completion of New Lodge at Summit
Construction on the highly anticipated lodge at the summit of Schweitzer Mountain Resort is nearing completion. The project, which began 17 months ago, is in its final stages with a sneak peek planned for local dignitaries and media December 16, 2016.
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What's New at Schweitzer - Fall 2016
Schweitzer Mountain Resort continues progress on summit construction project, adds new staff, and prepares for the upcoming 2016-17 ski season.
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Schweitzer Appoints New Snowsports School Director
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Nikol Hampton as the resort’s new Snowsports School Director following the departure of Terry McCleod.
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24th Annual Fall Fest Is Back
For the last 23 years, Schweitzer has celebrated the end of summer with regional micro-brews, amazing food, and incredible live music. This year is no exception.
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2nd Annual Northwest Winefest Scheduled for July 16 & 17
July 16 & 17, the resort will be celebrating this fusion of ice age history and modern viticulture during the 2nd annual Northwest Winefest. “We had such an amazing turn out last year, that we felt one day just wasn’t enough,” continues Weber-Quinn. “We’ll have over 20 different wineries with over 80 different wines to sample. We’re sure you’ll find a favorite!”
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7B Sunday Kicks Off Summer at Schweitzer
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is celebrating the start of summer with 7B Sunday on June 26, 2016. "As we kick off the start of Schweitzer's summer season, 7B Sunday becomes the perfect opportunity for visitors & locals to learn about all the wonderful things we have in our backyard," said Schweitzer's Marketing Manager Dig Chrismer.
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Schweitzer Unlimited Pass Holders Get 3 FREE Days in Kiroro Japan Thanks to Powder Alliance
The Powder Alliance, a consortium of 14 resorts in western North America (including Schweitzer Mountain Resort,) is pleased to announce that Kiroro Resort in Japan has join the alliance as its 15th member.
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Schweitzer CEO Elected to National Ski Areas Association Board
During the May 2016 annual National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) convention held this year in Nashville, Tennessee, Tom Chasse President & CEO of Schweitzer Mountain Resort was elected to serve a 3-year term with the NSAA Board of Directors.
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Schweitzer Extends Ski Season through April 14, 2013
Schweitzer Mountain Resort has announced the extension of the ski season one extra week, with the new closing date falling on Sunday, March 14. A combination of excellent snow and weather conditions has prompted the resort to offer this extra week of operation.
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What's New at Schweitzer
Schweitzer Mountain Resort has spent over a million dollars this summer and fall maintaining current infrastructure. Schweitzer is also spending capital on cutting a new F.I.S. homologated downhill course, new progression terrain park and a new sun deck outside of Taps Lounge.
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