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What's new at Schweitzer for 10/11 Season?

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March 2010 March 2010

Most snow sport enthusiasts' thoughts of skiing and riding go dormant in the summer, but that’s when Schweitzer is thinking about it the most. Employees have been hard at work to improve and progress the resort to the next level. Here are just a few of Schweitzer’s new upgrades and latest deals.

  
 What’s New at Schweitzer for 10/11 Season?
Early Season Deals, New Websites and More Snow Sport School Options
 
Sandpoint, ID – Most snow sport enthusiast’s thoughts of skiing and riding go dormant in the summer, but that’s when Schweitzer is thinking about it the most. Employees have been hard at work to improve and progress the resort to the next level. Here are just a few of Schweitzer’s new upgrades and latest deals.
 
Schweitzer is continually recognized for their outstanding grooming and 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.
 
Schweitzer’s Ski3 package allows guests to purchase three 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 which make them great for stocking stuffers or prizes at company Christmas parties. This offer is only available through 10/31/2010.
 
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 unintimidating and fun to use.”
 
For 7 to 14 year olds Schweitzer is now offering a Funatics Snowboarding lesson 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.
 
All summer long designers have been hard at work to create a brand new website. Schweitzer has completely remodeled the resorts website to take full advantage of trends in social media and multimedia. The pictures will be displayed at a much higher resolution along with an HD video player on the homepage for better viewing quality.
 
Schweitzer will also be unveiling a new mobile version of the website so guests can find out about snow conditions, book lodging, or even buy lift tickets on the way to the resort. In some cases discounts will be given for purchasing tickets online. For example, Sunday afternoon tickets will now be $25 online and $35 at the window.
  
About Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is a playground in both winter and summer. The changing seasons brings with it a renewed sense of adventure. Trusty skis are replaced by go-anywhere mountain bikes, powder chutes become hiking trails and winter whites become summer greens. Located in the rugged Selkirk Mountains of the northern Idaho panhandle and the northwest Rocky Mountains, Schweitzer overlooks the town of Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille. For more information about Schweitzer Mountain Resort call 208.263.9555 or visit www.schweitzer.com.

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