Schweitzer season begins Friday

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

Powder hounds, rejoice: Schweitzer Mountain Resort slopes are open for business starting this Friday.

Schweitzer Marketing Manager Dig Chrismer is excited for the start of a strong early season, which she said benefits from some solid late-autumn snowfall.

“Thanks to some perfect temps for snowmaking partnered with a great base of natural snowfall, we are ready to get this season started,” said Chrismer in a press release.

The fun starts Friday with Musical Chairs and Basin Express Quad opening from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and adult full-day lift tickets running $45. Schweitzer officials plan to expand the next day by adding in the Lakeview Triple with adult lift tickets at $55.

“The forecast looks good for additional snowfall in the coming weeks, making it possible to add more lifts and terrain as we can,” said Chrismer. “All in all, with the long range La Nina forecast, the opening of the Sky House at the summit and the approaching Christmas holidays, there’s so much to be excited about at Schweitzer right now. We’re really looking forward to an amazing 2016/17 season.”

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