WINTER SPORTS -- Buried with more than 180 inches of snowfall this season, Schweitzer Mountain Resort reports the deepest early-season snowpack since records were started during the 1982-83 season.
Schweitzer has been able to open all 2,900 acres of terrain with a village depth of 77 inches and a summit depth of 109 inches, the resort reports.
"It feels like February” said Arlene Cook, Schweitzer’s Ski Patrol director. “When you can’t count the number of powder days you’ve had in December, you know it’s been a good season.”
Schweitzer began tracking daily snow reports in in 1976, but the records didn't include summit or village snow depths until the 1983, a resort spokesman said. Daily, year-to-date, snow totals weren’t calculated until the 2001-2002 season.
Schweitzer’s 180 inches of snowfall to date also is the most on record.