Summer Operations UPDATE:

Want more details on our trails and conditions? Here you go!  


Schweitzer trails are scheduled to be open daily from 11am to 5pm (weather depending) starting June 21, 2019! 


June 20, 2019

Due to construction on the new chairlifts in the North Bowl, the Colburn Lake area will be temporarily closed.

June 17, 2019

Been plugging away on trails, removing old bridges and pulling the rocks that they were going over, plus pulling rocks and smoothing out berms on Beargrass. We shaped and put calcium chloride on the Lower Beargrass berms, and have been working on the ones from the top down to the 2nd Ridge crossing. Also removed 5 bridges on Pinch Flat, and one on Collector and replaced with drainage and a culvert. We built up a landing and removed some stumps and beargrass, and removed the down ramp on the second rock drop on the bottom of Redemption, and we removed the bottom up ramp on the rock and put a transition on the rock and a ride-around. Been cutting low limbs everywhere we go. Worked on mower damage on Moose Trot. Rode several XC trails, Arlene rode most of them. Still have some cutting to do on Beargrass and a lifetime of rocks to remove, hoping to bring some more dirt into some key spots before too long. Picked up the signs on Friday so going to start putting those out probably tomorrow. Working on cleaning up the bottom of the Nature Trail today, cut the whole thing out a couple of weeks ago. Still a little snow on HighPoint and back on Stewart’s Loop and Summit View Loop. 

May 30, 2019

SRD Trail Update from Mike K!

"Ya Buddy! Sidewinder has been detailed from top to bottom and ready to go! Watch for a couple muddy spots that are marked 'Keep Out!'" You can ride up Sparky from the Roundabout, or drop into Sidewinder or Corkscrew from Ullr Road. 

The Highpoint trail is still closed at this time. Please respect trail closures and the crews who are working to get them open as soon and safely as possible!

Speaking of work crews, don't forget this Saturday is the Lower Basin Festival! Meet at the Schweitzer roundabout at 9am to work on making the Lower Basin Trails even better! There will be a BBQ afterwards at the Roundabout parking lot! Bring your bikes and the whole family!

May 27, 2019

SRD Trail Update! This just in from Mike K @ Selkirk Recreation District:

Upper Basin, Sparky, Corkscrew, LowerFLO, ViewSki/LoopSki are all open and ready to ride!

Sidewinder & Highpoint are still CLOSED with snow, mud, and downed trees.

Please respect the trail closures and the crews who are working on them!

DO NOT ride onto a closed trail “just to see if it’s rideable!” Other riders may unwittingly follow your tacks and cause more damage after you!

May 21, 2019

Ready to hit the trails? Summer operations on the mountain will kick off on June 21 (weather permitting) but the mountain bike riding on Lower Basin from the roundabout down is in great shape! View-Ski Loop Ski is also open at this time. Have fun out there and we'll see you on the trails! 


Wondering what the weather has in store? Check the current forecast from NOAA!