November 25, 2019

Schweitzer Opening for 2019/20 Winter Season

Resort Plans Daily Operations Starting Friday, November 29, 2019

Sandpoint, ID (November 25, 2019) – Schweitzer Mountain Resort is kicking off the 2019/20 ski season this coming Friday despite Mother Nature’s slow approach to winter. “Natural snow coverage is thin,” says Marketing Manager Dig Chrismer, “but thanks to Schweitzer’s snowmaking system, the recent cold temps, and our desire to get out there, we will be open daily for skiing and snowboarding starting Friday, November 29.”

The resort plans to operate seven days a week, from 9am-3:30pm, with limited terrain and services available. At this time, only the Basin Express Quad will be in operation, servicing one groomed run - Midway. Beginner terrain will not be open but discounted private lessons will be possible by appointment through Schweitzer’s Ski & Ride Center. Full day lift tickets will be $45 until more lifts and terrain are open.

“We know that everyone is eager to get out there and we hope that even though it’s a limited skiing and riding experience right now, it’ll be enough to help get us back into ski shape, mentally and physically,” adds Chrismer. “We hope everyone enjoys Thanksgiving with their families and will be ready to join their Schweitzer family for a few post-holiday turns on Friday. We are as anxious as everyone is to explore more of the mountain but until snowfall allows, keep up those snow dances and have fun just being out there playing on Midway.”
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