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49 Degrees North joins bandwagon; chairlifts to open Saturday

Even though the lifts had closed for the season, a few skers hiked up to take advantage of the fresh powder at 49 Degrees North ski resort on April 22, 2011. (Brad Northrup)
Even though the lifts had closed for the season, a few skers hiked up to take advantage of the fresh powder at 49 Degrees North ski resort on April 22, 2011. (Brad Northrup)

WINTER SPORTS -- Officials from 49 Degrees North ski area have just announced that a big dump of snow in the past 48 hours will allow them to open chairlifts and start their season on Saturday.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort and Lookout Pass also will be open

Schweitzer will open Saturday; Lookout Pass opened today.

Here's the word received from 49 Degrees North, slightly revised from what the resort sent earlier today:

OPENING DAY IS SATURDAY! 16 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours with more on the way today.

The mountain will be open Saturday through Tuesday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Chairs 1,2,3,5 will be running with access to hundreds of snow covered acres.

Lift tickets will be $40 for everyone 7 years and older on SATURDAY.

We will close Wednesday and reopen again Thursday for Thanksgiving Weekend. Due to early season conditions, we advise skiers and riders to stay on the groomed terrain.




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