New Additions to Idaho Ski Resorts In Time for Winter Season | Sports & Recreation
The Mountain has added a new feature to make sure skiers and riders of all ages and ability have a chance on the slopes. A new children’s adventure trail, Gold Pan Alley has been added.
The glades in the Chair 3 Basin have also been expanded.
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The base lodge has a new east wing with 80 seats and a deck with an up slope view. You can also see new improvements to Exit 0 and the B-52 terrain park from the new deck.
Starting January, the mountain will be open six days a week through February with improved grooming thanks to a Pisten Bully Edge Snowcat.
The mountain hopes to build an additional two chairlifts on Eagle Peak that could potentially expand to 700 acres and 1,400 vertical feet of ski-able acreage. The expansion has been approved, but a timeline has not been set.
New ski programs include: the Senior Workshop, Downhill Divas for women and Next Level for intermediate and advanced skiers.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Skiers now have an extra 1,200+ acres of tree skiing after crews thinned some of the trees located to the right of Ridge Run below the Basin Trail.
Another addition includes an installed zip line stretching over 700’ in length. The Resort hopes to have it running for both the winter and summer season.
Schweitzer pass holders hoping to travel north for a winter excursion can ski at Whitewater Ski Resort in Nelson, British Columbia thanks to a partnership.