Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort opens this Saturday, Nov. 24th for weekend operations only. They’ll have the newly replaced Musical Chairs lift and Basin Express lifts running from 9am-3:30pm. Lift tickets will be $40 and Sun-Fri Season Passes will be valid. There will be some features set up in the Terrain Garden. Busing and Parking will be FREE this weekend and the Shuttle will run on the Midweek Schedule. Those planning to hit the slopes there will see the remodeled and expanded Ski and Ride Center, expanded Gourmandie market and upgraded rooms at the Selkirk and White Pine lodges (new LCD HD TVs & beds!). Schweitzer’s snow cat operation, Selkirk Powder Company, has added a second 10 passenger snow cat, increased snow cat access points and thinned tree areas to their 3,000 acres of backcountry skiing and boarding. We have never tried the cat service ourselves, but we do ski tour in the zone. The terrain is mostly “blue square”, so all of the snow riders in your group should have a blast!
After your day on the slopes Saturday, be sure to stop into Babs’ Pizzeria at 1319 Hwy. 2 in beautiful Sandpoint, ID. That’s where you will find the best NY style pizza.
Don’t forget that Schweitzer offers an affordable half day ticket on most Sundays after 12:30pm for $25 online or $35 at the window. Season pass holders perks this year include a 50% discount at Whitewater Resort in British Columbia and 5 days of free skiing at Washington’s White Pass Ski Resort. And White Pass season pass holders receive free lift tickets at Schweitzer when booking and staying on the mountain using PROMO CODE “wpassout”.
Below is the opening day from last year where you can see Sandpoint had snow on the ground (this year you need to drive halfway up their hill to hit the snow).