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Page Title: Schweitzer Mountain Facts
Page Synopsis: An overview of Schweitzer Mountain Facts.



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Schweitzer Mountain Facts

OPERATIONS
Opening Date: Thanksgiving (est.)
Closing Date: Mid Apr. (est.)
Hours of Operation:
- Daily 9 a.m. 3:55 p.m. until Jan. 31
9 a.m. 4 p.m. Feb. 1 through Apr. 6
- Half Day 12:30 4 p.m.
- Night 3 8 p.m. (Fri., Sat. beginning Dec. 20)

SNOW
Average Annual Snowfall:
300 in. (762 cm)
Snowmaking Capacity: 47 acres

HISTORICAL SKIER VISITS
- 2002 / 2003 196,489
- 2001 / 2002 219,851
- 2000 / 2001 202,526
- 1999 / 2000 247,421
- 1998 / 1999 159,140

MOUNTAIN TERRAIN
Skiable Terrain:
2,500 acres
Summit Elevation: 6,400 ft.
Mid Elevation: 5,200 ft.
Base Elevation: 4,000 ft.
Vertical Drop: 2,400 ft.

SKI LIFTS
Lift Information: Type - Rise - Time
- Chair One Double - 1,689 ft. - 12 min.
- Musical Chairs Double - 592 ft. - 6 min.
- Great Escape Quad - 1,678 ft. - 5 min.
- Sunnyside Double - 1,280 ft. - 8 min.
- Stella 6-Pack - 1,550 ft. - 5.5 min.
- Snow Ghost Double - 1,906 ft. - 13 min.
Total Number: 9 (including 2 surface lifts; 2 handle tows)
Uphill Lift Capacity: 8,092 per hr.

SKI TRAILS
Total Number: 59 designated
Cross Country: 30 kilo.
Longest Run: 2.7 mi. / The Great Divide
Open Bowls: 2 total (Schweitzer; Outback)

TRAIL CLASSIFICATION
Beginner 20%
Intermediate 40%
Advanced 35%
Expert 5%

CLIMATE
Ave. Monthly Temps (Highs / Lows)*:
- November 41 F / 28 F
- December 34 F / 23 F
- January 32 F / 20 F
- February 37 F / 22 F
- March 46 F / 27 F
- April 57 F / 33 F
- May 66 F / 40 F
- June 73 F / 45 F
- July 81 F / 48 F
- August 80 F / 46 F
- September 70 F / 41 F
- October 56 F / 34 F

Average Sunshine Days: 40 percent (Nov. through Apr.)
* Provided by The Western Regional Climate Center





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