January 1, 2020


Schweitzer Will Add Cedar Park & Stella Lifts to Daily Winter Operations

Sandpoint, ID (January 1, 2020) – The recent snowfalls in the Sandpoint region have made it possible for skiers & riders to take in the majority of Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s front side terrain. Now, conditions are looking good to add Stella and the brand new Cedar Park Express chairlifts to the mix. “We have been eagerly waiting on the weather to provide us enough snow to enjoy some of the newly gladed and enhanced terrain we have in our North Bowl,” said Tom Chasse, Schweitzer CEO. “We received 10 inches in the last 24 hours and that’s set up the runs around Cedar Park perfectly. People have been blown away by the transformation back there.”

Cedar Park Express is a Leitner-Poma detachable quad chair that was installed along with the resort’s Sky-Trac Colburn Triple to replace the aging Snow Ghost lift this past summer. “The construction on the two lifts went according to plan and they were both ready to go for the 2019/20 season at the end of October,” explains Chasse. “The Colburn Triple was opened to the public on December 13 but, unfortunately, Mother Nature didn’t quite give us the snowfall we needed at lower elevations and it’s only now that we are able to add the Cedar Park Express to our operation.” 

Schweitzer has been open for skiing and snowboarding since November 29, 2019 and operates lifts daily from 9am to 3:30pm. “We expect to have all 10 of our lifts in operation on the weekends and by Friday, we anticipate having 100% of our terrain open. The long term forecast for January snowfall looks promising. We’re optimistic about the rest of the season.” 
For more information about Schweitzer’s hours of operation, latest weather conditions, and other details please visit www.schweitzer.com.