Tuesday, Feb 3rd. Clear Sky at Schweitzer. Very unusual this time of year so had to take some pictures. I have never seen much on Inland PNW areas here on Epic. My lst TR so be patient. Weather was about 30-34 degrees, Sunshine and almost no wind. Schweitzer is foggy a lot of times so if there isn't 6" plus of powder then sunshine is a real treat.I am not a Schwetzer expert. But Tue is Shell Gas day, if you have a voucher for 10 gallons of gas it is a 2 for 1 lift ticket.
View of the Village from the top near this next picture. The beautiful Lake in the background is Lake Pend Oreille (Pond o ray). One of the deepest lakes in the USA. Navy has a submarine base, training and scientific station on lake.
To those who don't know me, thats me under the sign. The other guy was lost-so I told him where to go.
View of chutes and bowl area off the backside. Taken from Snow Ghost chair. Not good today VERY dust on crust but can be really good on powder days or in spring corn.
My ski bud VAN starting into the trees (they got thicker) where the snow was sort of between powder and cream with an occasional little crust underneath. But definite fun. AND this in Nol Idaho it hadn't snow in about 36 hours and look still some good turns.
View of terrain off T Bar which runs up to the right and open access to a lot of good on and off piste skiing.T bar closed Tue-Thur so didn't feel like hiking for Dust on Crust. Nope
Lunch, Outback Mini Lodge on backside by Stella 6 pack Chair. Really good baked potatoe with all the fixings. Van and I split one, if you eat a whole one and a beer it is hard to fit on the chair. While we were here the "older" people you see on the left were from the Madison Wisconsin Ski Club. Had a good visit during lunch. Made me feel young again.
One of the tree areas we skied, this one is on front side beside Abbracaddbra. Best snow on hill this day and good spacing on trees, lots of fun and had quite a few untracked turns.
Well thats it my lst TR post. Didn't get any pictures of me skiing because Van is also electronically deprived and the pics were too distant etc. Next time. Hope you like this little part of Northern Idaho. Schweitzer is the biggest ski resort in our area. Good terrain with lots kof options.
1. Sorry for not connecting with you Resonate11, next time I hope.
2. Teledancer sorry for no picture of you, saw you warping the hill and couldn't , get camera out fast enough.
3. Bonni- didn't show YOUR run and spot - know you understand. When I skied bye though I hear a loud voice "OUCH".
Edited by Pete No. Idaho - Thu, 05 Feb 09 01:26:11 GMT