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TR Schweitzer Mt. No. Idaho

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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.

 

 

 

Schweitzer Village

Pete No Idaho close to where lst pic taken

 

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.

 

 

 

Backside view of bowl and chutes from Snow Ghost Chair

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the trees

 

 

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.

 

Other parts of Schweitzer

 

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

 

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.

 

 

trees we skied

 

 

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.

 

DISCLAIMERS.

 

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
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Thanks Pete,  I got a good idea of what the place is like from this.  Those trees look nice!  I wish we could still enlarge the pictures by clicking on them like the old site.

JF

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Thanks for the TR Pete. Nice pics.

 

I used to live in Spirit Lake, Hayden and Spokane...oh yeah, Coeur D'Alene too!  Your TR brought back fond memories. I moved there right out of high school....1979, left in 1984. Sure miss it. Thanks again.

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Nice TR-I grew up in Pullman,WA and Schweitzer was our "destination resort"

 

The pictures of the N Bowl are great-where I learned how to ski the steeps

 

Fog free=major bonus!

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Next time you go, Pete, please take pictures.   I have no idea where I went down!   I can't remember what run, where it was, etc.  It would help the healing process, I think.

 

I thought it was kinda flat.....a runout to a chair.....??

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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post

Next time you go, Pete, please take pictures.   I have no idea where I went down!   I can't remember what run, where it was, etc.  It would help the healing process, I think.

 

I thought it was kinda flat.....a runout to a chair.....??


 

Catherines alley or Cathedral aisle or something like that, it was not the run out, more like the top 1/3 of a fairly long cruiser that went towards the back side bottom patrol room.

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Bonni, I know exactly where you were.  Sandee and I are going over in March for a couple days and I will take some pic's of your spot.  Jeff is almost right on the mark. No run out. See ya in JH. supposed to snow here tonight and tommorrow.  Need some.

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Thanks for the report Pete.  I've only been skiing again for the last month after a long lay off, and haven't made it to Schweitzer yet.   If the Snow Gods bring good snow and a day off work before the end of the year I'll check it out, your pics look cool.

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I love that trail, too.     I'll ski it again someday.

 

Now that you know how to post pictures.....post one! 

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Stiofan.  Where in No. Idaho?  Maybe we can get together and ski some day.  Leaving Sat AM early for Jackson Hole, be back probably Friday. 

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Sorry not to get back to you, hope you had a good time at the Hole.

 

I live in Post Falls/CDA.  I was able to try Schweitzer last week and fortunately got about 4 inches of fresh snow by the afternoon, after starting out on hard pack that morning.  The mountain is great.  

 

I'm able to only ski two days midweek as I work weekends, I think I'll head up to Silver Mountain tomorrow as they got a few inches of fresh. Would have gone today but not a fan of skiing on holidays.  

 

BTW, did you see in the news about the guy who was killed at Silver this weekend.  Guess he hit a tree, no word if he had a helmet.  http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/12165

 

 

 

 

 

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Woiw - Schweitzer on a clear day! I've only dreamed of that - although I don't make it there too often from Seattle.

 

I will add to the PNW TR's as soon as I get my pic's on the computer - spent pres weekend at 49 degrees north (first time there) and a day at Red. No new snow, but lots of fun in the (partial)  sun.

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