Winter Recreation

Schweitzer

Getting there: Take Idaho 55 north from Boise to New Meadows and continue north on U.S. 95 to Sandpoint. The ski area is 11 miles northwest of Sandpoint.

Runs: 82.

Lifts: High-speed six pack, quad, four doubles, one handle tow, one conveyer lift and one T-bar.

Lift capacity: 9,267 per hour.

Skiable acres: 2,900.

Vertical: 2,400 feet.

Slope difficulty: 20 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate, 35 percent advanced and 5 percent expert.

Top elevation: 6,400.

Night skiing: Fridays and Saturdays from Jan. 5 through March 17; daily Dec. 25 - 31; Sunday Jan. 14; and Feb. 18.

Longest run: 1.7 miles.

Average skiers per day: 1,200 weekdays, 3,000 weekends.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. (Pacific time). Night skiing 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Daily lift ticket prices: Adults $49, junior (7-17) $36, college students and seniors (65 and up) $42, kids under 6 are $5 with paying adult.

Specials: Escape card costs $69 through Dec. 31 on-line and gives you one free visit, $10 off daily ticket and ski free from April 1 until closing day.

Food price range: $5 and up.

Equipment rental prices: Ski packages $30 for adults and $20 for kids. Snowboards $30 to $40 for adults and $30 for kids.

Locker access: Season rental only.

Cat skiing: Yes.

Terrain park: Yes, 250 acres.

Lessons: Easy 1-2-3 Beginner Package, $119 adult or child; includes three lessons, three lift tickets and three rentals.

Other activities: 32 km of Nordic and snowshoe trails.

For children: Day care and lessons packages available.

General info: Resort 263-9555 or (800) 831-8810; 263-9562 snow phone; snow report, Web site: www.schweitzer.com.

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