- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 5
- All-Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 5
- Nightlife 5
Date Visited: Jul 26, 2008
To all the posters bombarding Schweitzer management for closing on April 6th, PLEASE consider this.
Schweitzer was the site of a ski movie after the mountain closed. So sure, with 160 inches the could've reopened after the filming was finished - or only certain areas of the mountain. That's not the case. Hosting this ski movie entailed the terrain park management and grooming team moving around literally HUGE amounts of snow to build two very large jumps. Even if they had reopened, popular portions of the mountain - like the terrain park, Midway, Ridge Run and much of the Basin Express terrain would be closed due to lack of snow.
I have met members of Schweitzer's management team. They are competent and know what they are talking about. Many have been in the ski industry for 20+ years. When they make a call that they're going to have to close, I stand by their decision - and if the posters were truly loyal to Schweitzer, they would agree.
HOWEVER, I will say that it would've been cool to ski the chutes in May. It probably would've entailed a download on the Basin Quad though.