I'm not gonna lie, we need some snow up here in the Idaho Panhandle. Conditions at Schweitzer Mountain Resort are not to bad though, a few rocks and twigs sticking through in a few spots but not to shabby in the overall persecutive. I've been up here since Christmas Day and have got lot's of good solid ski days with some pretty impressive sunrises over Lake Pend Orielle which sits below the mountain.
Lake Pend Orielle covered with a morning fog layer.
With a few dustings here in there over the past few day it's been keeping conditions fresh. Schweitzer's Frontside has been skiing very well especially the Iconic runs like K-Macs, B & C Chutes in the South Bowl. We spent part of Saturday morning on the 28th ripping the Cordurouy on Ridge run and then after 6 non stoppers the legs were pumping. we slid over to B & C Chute for the remainder of the day where the snow was wind blown with the fresh from the night before. It skied like a dream, carveable and chalky making for a damn fun time of skiing some steeps.
Over the past few days we have been venturing allover the mountain and some runs that are skiing incredible are Little Blue Ridge Run, Kaniksu and the side of the terrain Park. All in all this has been a very enjoyable Christmas break on the mountain, good skiing and the crowds have been dispersed well all over the mountain since it is 100% open. Pretty lucky to call this place home.
Here's a short recap from Saturday.