Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Let it snow: Where you can ski this weekend

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 1:54 PM

click to enlarge Let it snow: Where you can ski this weekend
Schweitzer Mountain Resort opens for the season on Friday.

Patience is not exactly a virtue of the snow-loving skiers and snowboarders I know —understandable given that the elements conspire to put their favorite hobby on hold for at least a few months every year, barring some serious travel.

With the temps down and some snow in the air, we're finally getting some openings at area ski resorts.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort announced today that the Sandpoint ski spot will open for the season this Friday, with Musical Chairs and Basin Quad Express both running and adult tickets going for $45. On Saturday, the resort will add the Lakeview Triple run to the mix, and adult tix rise to $55 for a full day.

To check out some of the more far-flung resorts in the region, you'll want to peruse our massive resort guide.

Here's the lowdown on the resorts close to home:

Lookout Pass opened briefly over the holiday weekend, and will reopen on Thursday, Dec. 1. Silver Mountain in Kellogg, Idaho, reopens on Friday, Dec. 2. 49 North will be back open this Friday as well, anticipating some great powder. And Mt. Spokane will be opening on Friday, as you can see from this fully stoked Facebook post:

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the former editor of the Inlander. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied at the University of Utah and University of...