Stories tagged: Schweitzer
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Skiers can take advantage of December deals at area resorts
With a little advance planning, skiers and snowboarders can save on lift ticket prices at Inland Northwest resorts. The five area resorts are offering December deals on multiple-day packs of …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Five Idaho ski resorts open Thanksgiving weekend
Idaho snow bunnies will have plenty of reason to give thanks with seven regional ski resorts either already open for the season or planning to open around Thanksgiving weekend.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 6:31 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016
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.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
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.
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
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.
Thu., Dec. 18, 2014
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 …
Sun., June 16, 2013
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 …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2012, 11:43 a.m.
Schweitzer to open Saturday
Schweitzer Mountain Resort, in Sandpoint, announced today that it will open two chairlifts for skiing this weekend.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2011, 11 a.m.
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.
Sat., Oct. 22, 2011
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 …
Fri., Jan. 7, 2011
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 …
Fri., Nov. 26, 2010
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.
Mon., Nov. 22, 2010, 8:58 a.m.
Three more ski resorts to open on Friday
Three more ski areas - Schweitzer, Mount Spokane and Silver Mountain - are planning to open on Friday.
Sun., Nov. 21, 2010, 9:49 a.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 9, 2010
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 …
Sun., May 23, 2010
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 …
Fri., Jan. 29, 2010
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 …
Tue., Jan. 26, 2010, noon
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 …
Mon., Jan. 25, 2010
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 …
Sat., Jan. 23, 2010, 11:43 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Jan. 3, 2010
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 …
Sun., Dec. 6, 2009
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 …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2009, 11:03 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Feb. 22, 2009
Out & About
Tue., March 27, 2007
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 …