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|Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort|
Schweitzer Has Record Snow Two Years in a Row! Another record ski season for 2009, even with the difficult economy, and 2010 beat last year.
What a great season Schweitzer had in 2009, but in news reported by the Bonner County Daily Bee April 18, 2010, this year was even better with a 7.5% increase in visits. 217,000 skier visits marked the 2009-10 season even though only 177 inches fell on the mountain. Part of that can be attributed to proper grooming, and the snow making capabilities that new, state-of-the-art equipment provided. Read more below.
Weather prognosticators predicted a warmer winter for our region, due much in part to el nino, (follow this link for the NOAA predictions) as well as lower precipitation. All of their predictions came true. For those that live here, this is news presented the proverbial double-edged sword. We welcome things being a bit warmer with less snow. The previous two years had record flakes dumped on us for very long winter seasons. The other side of the coin is Schweitzer needs the snow to make it the premier resort it has become. Because of our big lake, many think that our top tourist season is summer, but winter and snow sports is the #1 draw.
Schweitzer Mountain as a resort planning for just this kind of year has made great progress in the snow making system that began installation last year. It is now fully functional, and the resort is no longer completely relying on mother nature to provide snow for its runs. (Read this story on Schweitzer's snow making system)
So, we are thankful we had another classic, even epic ski season.
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|SANDPOINT, NORTH IDAHO|
Sandpoint, Idaho was once again featured on the national scene in the June issue of Country Living. I was very proud of being prominently interviewed in the December issue of Where to Retire magazine in their five page article on Sandpoint. The Sandpoint, Idaho real estate market is stronger than other areas, and it makes sense. Idaho was named the nation's 8th healthiest and 14th happiest state. Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort was named to Ski Magazine's Top 25 Ski Resorts, and there is so much to do in Sandpoint. Summer had the Festival at Sandpoint, Dover Days, and scores of events, and fall and winter have Lakedance Film Festival and Winter Carnival. Sandpoint has been called the West's best small town by Sunset Magazine, and one of America's Best Dream Towns by Outside Magazine, naming Sandpoint the "cool Northwest's hot property." National Geographic called Sandpoint a Top 10 Adventure Town, plus features in USA Today, Forbes, MSNBC, and Smart Money Magazine. Perhaps Cabin Life, Cabin Living said it best calling our community “the quintessential Western outdoor lover's town." So, now that Sandpoint, North Idaho, Schweitzer Ski Resort, and Lake Pend Oreille have got your attention, you want the inside story. More information about Sandpoint, Idaho
|What to do|
While skiing is the obvious choice at Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, there are lots of other things to do. Snowmobiling is great fun, and Priest Lake has what many consider to be the best trails in North America. Another resource for Snowmobiling and other activities is the Selkirk Powder Company. All About Adventures, has Kayaking and Biking. You can ride horses and bikes during other times of year. In the winter, there are lots of music venues in Sandpoint and on the mountain, shopping, and art galleries everywhere. Boating is not suggested in the winter, but many have taken to Lake Kayaking. Of course there is fishing and hunting, depending on season. Last year, many enjoyed months on end of ice fishing. Of course people still ice skate on Sand Creek. Hungry? The saying goes, "Where are the best restaurants in Spokane? Sandpoint!" There is so much more to do, but to see them all, check out our What to Do in North Idaho.