In a project two years in the making, Schweitzer Mountain Resort is looking forward to the completion of the new lodge at the summit of the mountain. "Construction began in July 2015, and the structure will offer unforgettable views of Lake Pend Oreille, three states and Canada," says Schweitzer marketing manager Dig Chrismer. "The 9,000-square-foot lodge will be an amazing venue for on-mountain dining and relaxation, with a full-service restaurant and bar, cafeteria, space for group functions and a new home for ski patrol dispatch." The lodge is scheduled to be completed this December.
In addition to the mountaintop improvements, Schweitzer Property Management put upgrades into lodging units in the White Pine Lodge and Selkirk Lodge, giving rooms a new, rustic/modern look and feel. They also upgraded mattresses and bedding, adding washable wool Pendleton blankets.
Improvements have also been made to the Schweitzer website, offering more user-friendly navigation and enhanced visuals and graphics. The entire rental fleet has been upgraded, and Schweitzer purchased a Prinoth winch cat to continue providing unbeatable grooming on those steep slopes.
MAKING THE MOST OF IT
A ton of benefits come along with a season pass to Schweitzer. Season passes are on sale through Oct. 31; once purchased, pass holders can start to take advantage of all of the deals, including access to the Powder Alliance, which gives passholders access to 14 resorts in the USA and Canada, and one in Japan. Other benefits include a 10 percent bonus when loading money on your season pass — give them $100 and they'll load $110 on your pass. Use it like a gift card for food, drinks, retail, lodging and lessons. Every time a season pass is scanned, the name of the pass holder will be added into a monthly drawing; prizes include a $500 gift card to Schweitzer, new Rossignol skis, a season pass for next season and two nights lodging in a two-bedroom White Pine Lodge unit.
The Ski3 deal is an easy-to-use special deal available for purchase through Nov. 10. These are 3-pack lift tickets, fully transferable with no blackout dates. Purchase online for only $179, print the vouchers and use at your convenience.
Full Day: $77
Half Day: $65
Full Day: $50
Half Day: $40
College Student/Seniors (65-79)/Military
10 percent discount
Child (6 & Under with adult)
Super Senior (80+)
Beginner Chair only
Musical Carpet Only
• 12:30 pm-close (online): $25
• 12:30 pm-close (at ticket window): $35
• 12:30 pm-close Beginner • Chair only (online): free
• 12:30 pm-close Beginner Chair only (at ticket window): $10