Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Can low night temps help salvage the ski season?

Posted By on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 2:51 PM

After the recent warm spell, some ski resorts have resorted to closing their lifts until the next snowfall. Schweitzer Resort, on the other hand, is refusing to succumb to the current pseudo-spring, and is now blasting their slopes with manufactured snow. Manufactured snow is more durable than natural snow and should keep conditions ideal for winter sports for the duration of the season.
Snowmaking at Schweitzer.
Snowmaking at Schweitzer.
For pass holders to parks that have closed up shop while they wait for a spring storm—Snoqualmie, Mt. Spokane, and 49 Degrees North—Schweitzer is also offering one free lift ticket, valid until March 1st. 

With two lifts in operation, Silver Mountain remains optimistic, offering discounted day passes—now $43—and a $10 discount for pass holders of other parks. Lookout Pass still has 3 lifts in operation and is patiently awaiting more precipitation.

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