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Schweitzer Mountain to open lifts Saturday

Snow falls on the village at Schweitzer Mountain Resort on Nov. 21, 2012. (Courtesy)
Snow falls on the village at Schweitzer Mountain Resort on Nov. 21, 2012. (Courtesy)

WINTER SPORTS -- Schweitzer Mountain Resort above Sandpoint announced today that it will open two chairlifts for skiing this weekend.

The Basin Express and Musical Chairs lifts will be open Saturday and Sunday. The resort will close during the week, then may reopen next Friday if weather cooperates, the resort said in a news release.

The lifts will operate from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days. Lift ticket prices will be reduced to $40; children 6 and under will ski free. In addition, a lift ticket just for the Musical Chairs lift is available for $25.

The ski resort has 44 inches of snow and “forecasts before opening day are looking good for additional snowfall,” the release said.

On-mountain parking is free this weekend.

Info:  (208) 263-9562.

Silver Mountain Resort will be opening it's gondola Friday and Saturday for scenic rides and snowplay, but the runs are not year ready for skiing.

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