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Schweitzer Mountain Resort


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Schweitzer Mountain Resort


Powder Alliance
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

67

Rank in
Region

39

Rank in
State

5

Best time for snow at
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Saturday
Day
1-2"
Night
2-4"
Sunday
Day
3-5"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
1-3"
Night
2-4"
Wednesday
Day
1-2"
Night
2-4"
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6"+ of snow
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EWR to GEG
depart Mon Feb 26
return Thu Mar 01
United
$414
SEA to GEG
depart Mon Feb 26
return Fri Mar 02
Alaska
$452
LAX to GEG
depart Mon Feb 26
return Thu Mar 01
United
$455
ATL to GEG
depart Tue Feb 27
return Thu Mar 01
United
$546
BOS to GEG
depart Mon Feb 26
return Thu Mar 01
United
$620
IAD to GEG
depart Mon Feb 26
return Thu Mar 01
United
$632
IAH to GEG
depart Tue Feb 27
return Thu Mar 01
United
$662
SFO to GEG
depart Mon Feb 26
return Thu Mar 01
United
$674
MSP to GEG
depart Mon Feb 26
return Thu Mar 01
Alaska
$680
DFW to GEG
depart Tue Feb 27
return Thu Mar 01
United
$853
ORD to GEG
depart Tue Feb 27
return Thu Mar 01
United
$944
True Snow: 280" per year
Snow Quality Rank

101

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

Dump Potential Rank

77

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is ranked No. 77 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

11.7%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

11.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

21.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

77

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is ranked No. 77 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

101

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

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Core Strengths of Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Core Strengths
Expert
rank
65
score
39.2
Overall
rank
67
score
67.3
Snow Volume
rank
77
score
56.2

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.