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Schweitzer Mountain Resort


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Schweitzer Snow Totals
Upcoming Snow Potential
3-Day
13"
5-Day
13"
10-Day
39"
This is Above Average for Schweitzer
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Schweitzer Key Knowledge: Alterra Mountain Co. purchased Schweitzer in June 2023, and its inclusion to the Ikon Pass will follow. Schweitzer's northerly latitude—it's way up in the Idaho panhandle—helps keep snow colder. Nearly half its slopes face east, however, so things can go into freeze-thaw cycles by mid-February if the sun is showing. Its location is a blessing for locals and lift lines—it's close to nothing, still nearly two hours to Spokane—and a curse for those seeking to visit from afar. Upper slopes and tree skiing can hold good snow several days after a storm.
Schweitzer skiing by month:
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Core Strengths

Schweitzer
Overall
66.7
Snow Volume
56.6
Snow Quality
54.4
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

64

Rank in
Region

37

Rank in
State

4

This resort is often compared with:

Bogus Basin
Sun Valley
Brundage
Schweitzer Snow Quality Across Full Winter
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Schweitzer Snowfall Last 10 Days (inches)

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
ZRANKINGS EXCLUSIVE
Monday
Day
9"
Night
5"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 284" per year
Snow Quality Rank

97

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

75

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is ranked No. 75 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

11.4%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

10.4%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

19.5%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

75

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is ranked No. 75 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

97

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

Comparables

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2400 ft

6400 ft
Base Elevation: 4000 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Schweitzer Mountain Resort

At Schweitzer 11.6% of winter days see 6 inches or more of snow, 10% of winter months see 90 inches or more, and 20% of months see less than 30 inches. This is average snow frequency but snow is measured low on the mountain so the reality is above average for destination resorts. Like other interior Northwest areas Schweitzer can get occasional rain at its elevation range of 4,000 - 6,400 feet. Schweitzer draws primarily weekend skiers from Spokane, so midweek powder skiing in the expansive terrain and well-spaced trees can last all day long.

Accumulation and Preservation

Schweitzer averages about 75% open at Christmas with about 15% of seasons being less than half open by Christmas. Despite primary east exposure, midwinter snow preservation is very good in the chronically overcast and foggy climate. Widespread melt/freeze conditions are likely in March if it is sunny. January and February are the most reliable months at Schweitzer.