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  • 2016 Ski Preview: Schweitzer Mountain

    People have differing points of view about Schweitzer Mountain Resort. For those accustomed to the expense and crowds at North America’s world-class resorts, Schweitzer is often described as a “hidden …

  • The Dirt: Schweitzer ski resort finishing $5 million summit lodge project

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort plans to complete its $5 million summit lodge in December. Construction began July 2015 at the top of the Great Escape Quad lift.

  • Schweitzer gift will go toward Pullman hospital expansion

    Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer have donated an additional $350,000 to the Pullman Regional Hospital surgical center expansion and renovation. The founder of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman and his wife …

  • Snowmaking becoming a game-changer for area ski resorts

    Snowmaking equipment, once thought of as expensive and exotic, is now thought of as insurance for area ski resorts.

  • Fall Fest at Schweitzer provides music with a view – and plenty of culinary options

    Last year, we forgot the orange juice, so we adapted. Orange-flavored vitamin C tablets with champagne doesn’t exactly make a classic Mimosa, but it got the job done.

  • Weekend weather: Snow in forecast for mountains

    Light amounts of rain and snow are expected at lower elevations today as a series of storms moves across the Inland Northwest through the weekend. A second storm should bring …

  • Out & About: Jennings too ‘polarizing’ for wildlife commission

    OUTAPPOINT – Gov. Jay Inslee this week filled one of three openings for Eastern Washington slots on the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Jay Holzmiller, a resident of Anatone, will …

  • Schweitzer to open Saturday

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort, in Sandpoint, announced today that it will open two chairlifts for skiing this weekend.

  • Schweitzer announces Saturday opening

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

  • Congress endorses forest festivities

    WASHINGTON – Mountain bike trails and zip lines could open at more Northwest ski resorts if President Barack Obama signs a bill Congress passed this week. The Ski Area Recreational …

  • Schweitzer moves on without Ski NW Rockies

    The Ski NW Rockies Corporate Pass is a hot ticket. But this season the vouchers good for a sweet discount on passes at local hills aren’t good at Schweitzer. A …

  • Cross-country ski trails opening

    Cross-country skiers aren’t being left out in the cold as early snowfall covers trails and allows downhill ski resorts to open.

  • Three more ski resorts to open on Friday

    Three more ski areas - Schweitzer, Mount Spokane and Silver Mountain - are planning to open on Friday.

  • Technology improves Schweitzer experience

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort has long been a favorite Inland Northwest ski destination, and this season the resort is betting that technology will take them another step toward the top.

  • Gearing up for winter – and just in time

    With colder autumn weather settling over the Inland Northwest, National Weather Service forecasters said there is an increasing possibility of snow falling in the lowlands this week. However, little if …

  • Deal-seeking skiers think ahead

    As Inland Northwest ski areas convert to mountain biking and summer operations, May is still prime time to think snow – and net deals on next year’s season passes. All …

  • Skiing for 24 hours in fundraiser at Schweitzer required some pacing

    The sunrise never looked so good, ascending over the mountains to turn the lake from deep blue into molten gold. I had made it through the night on skis in …

  • The backcountry beckons

    In the myriad mountains and labyrinth-like ravines that serve as Sandpoint’s backyard, the white-topped peaks call to backcountry skiers like cathedral bells to parishioners on a Sunday morning. To the …

  • Affordable Ski & Stay Getaways

    Finding the money for a ski getaway this time of year can be challenging. But it’s a great time to go as usually the really good snow—the kind that makes …

  • No stopping these skiers

    The 123 finishers in the 24 Hours of Schweitzer skied more than 11,000 laps up and down the runs ending at 10 a.m. this morning. The effort raised roughly $90,000 …

  • Teen whose life sparkled won’t be quickly forgotten

    Joyful. The Beatles. Funny. Taco. Bright colors. These are just some of the words and phrases shared on Dec. 23 at a Sandpoint candlelight vigil that was held to honor …

  • Schweitzer ski day benefits cancer center

    On Friday, Schweitzer Mountain Resort will host the fourth-annual Day for Heather, offering $10 lift tickets all day for all ages and a chance to ski what Powder Magazine calls …

  • Stellar Snow, Short Lines, Great Rates: Schweitzer Delivers

    Being green in the middle of winter is something the staff at Schweitzer Mountain Resort is quite proud of. But don’t think they’re lacking any snow. Averaging 300 inches of …

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  • Solid on the slope

    William and Diane Hellar live surrounded by more than 1 million pounds of concrete. And that just includes the walls of their Schweitzer Mountain ski getaway, a four-unit condominium building …



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