Schweitzer open for season Friday

By Reader Staff

Thanks to consistent cold temperatures and hard work from the Schweitzer Mountain Resort mountain operations team, the resort is pleased to announce they will open for the 2018/19 ski season on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. 

Courtesy photo.

“We have an amazing crew who understand how to maximize our snowmaking system at Schweitzer, and thanks to them, we’ve been able to make enough snow to get this season started,” said Marketing Manager Dig Chrismer. “Schweitzer’s investment in snow making really helps when the temps are right but we just aren’t getting the precipitation we need. With more natural snow in the forecast for this week, the combination of manmade and natural snow will be perfect for those warm-up laps on Midway this weekend.”

The resort plans on limited operations and services Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 23, 24 and 25, with only the Basin Express Quad running from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Beginner terrain will not be available but private lessons and rentals will still be possible through Schweitzer’s Ski and Ride Center. Adult full-day lift tickets will be $45 and 2018/19 Sunday – Friday passholders will be able to ski on Saturday, Nov. 24.  

Schweitzer will close mid-week and reopen on Friday, Nov. 30, with the full seven-day-a-week operating schedule, weather permitting. 

“We will keep watching the forecast and as we get additional snowfall, we’ll add more lifts and terrain as we can,” added Chrismer. “Till then, we really hope our Schweitzer friends and fans will enjoy getting the chance to make some turns while getting inspired for the rest of the season.”

For more information about Schweitzer’s hours of operation, latest weather conditions, and other details please visit

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