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Thu., Nov. 17, 2011, 8:17 p.m.

Schweitzer opens lifts Saturday, day after Lookout Pass

Snowfall seen this morning says its time to turn on the lifts at Schweitzer. (Schweitzer Mountain)
Snowfall seen this morning says its time to turn on the lifts at Schweitzer. (Schweitzer Mountain)

WINTER SPORTS -- Schweitzer Mountain Resort announced today that it will open for the season on Saturday, the earliest opening for the resort since 1984.

About 20 inches of snow was reported at the resort this morning. That combined with the work of a snowmaking system will allow two chair lifts to open.

Reduced prices will be in effect this weekend and mountain parking will be free.

Schweitzer joins Lookout Pass ski area, which announced that it will open Friday.

Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park has announced on its website that it will open on Dec. 3.

Silver Mountain Resort and 49 Degrees North have not set dates for opening.




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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