Schweitzer Mountain improvements: Enhanced grooming, expanded terrain parks, new lessons

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 27, 2010 9:16 am

Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain Resort has announced several upgrades and additions for the upcoming 2010-11 winter season. Schweitzer’s outstanding grooming will get a boost to its already award-winning efforts as the ski area has upgraded their fleet with two new Prinoth BR-350 groomers. These highly efficient groomers will help bring miles of fresh corduroy to happy skiers and riders each day.

Outside the groomers, the Starfish Terrain Park will become an official addition to Schweitzer’s freestyle parks. This is Schweitzer’s third park and will feature beginner/intermediate jumps and jibs.

“The Starfish Terrain Park was really popular last year, and we’re excited to expand on it more this season,” said Terrain Park Manager Dan Nylund. “The length of the Starfish Park and the pitch makes it easy to hike; and the lower speed features make it less intimidating and more fun to use.”

Schweitzer is also set to launch a host of new mountain deals and programs. For holiday shoppers the The Ski3 package is a great bet as it allows guests to purchase three single-day tickets in advance at a discounted price of $156 plus tax, a 20 percent savings over the ticket window. Purchasers can use the fully transferable tickets for themselves, or share them with family and friends. The Ski3 pack can be split into separate tickets for gifting. This offer is only available through Oct. 31, 2010.

For those future aspiring pro riders, Schweitzer is now offering a Funatics Snowboarding lesson for For 7 to 14-year-olds on Saturdays in addition to the resorts typical Saturday and Sunday classes for skiers. Also new this season is Schweitzer’s Mountain Xplorers package for children ages 5 to 8 with strong beginner to advanced abilities. It is based on a punch-card type system allowing for a total of 35 sessions which can be any combination of half or whole days. Groups and coaches will change based on how many participants show up each day.