Coming Home to a New, Improved Schweitzer

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The Lakeview Triple was a SkiZer favorite.

Coming home can feel pretty good.

The SkiZer was back on the slopes of Schweitzer Mountain Resort — a mountain he’s skied more than any other. The return trip served as a reminder that this North Idaho resort is really great.

And this year, Schweitzer has gotten even better.

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Raclette Potatoes.

The resort has added a fantastic new top-of-the-mountain lodge called Sky House. The resort already had excellent terrain, and a well-executed village. It now has an fantastic lodge on top-of-the-mountain to elevate the ski experience.

Sky House chef Peter Tobin designed a menu of small plates that work perfectly in the airy, elegant space. The SkiZer had the Raclette Potatoes, a perfect dish to add fuel to the furnace on a very cold day.

Yes it was cold. Temps were in the single digits at the start of the day and barely hit the teens. The sun occasionally poked through a thin cloud layer, and that helped, particularly on the front-side runs. Some favorites from the day: Laps on the Lakeview Triple, a great drop down the Lakeside Chutes, some fast-and-furious cruises on JR and KMac.

Schweitzer’s terrain is top-notch, it has lots of side-country, plenty of steeps and first-rate lifts. And word on the slopes is that more lifts are coming. This is definitely a resort to watch.

It was nice to be back, and it left the SkiZer hungry to return. Raclette Potatoes will definitely be on the menu.

 Day 17: Schweitzer Mountain

  • Vertical for the day: 25,000
  • Vertical for the year: 261,000
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A skier glides on The Great Divide near the top of the Great Escape Quad.
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A happy homecoming for SkiZer.
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Great views are part of the Schweitzer experience.

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