SANDPOINT, Idaho (December 8, 2004) – The wait is over – Schweitzer Mountain will fire up the lifts for opening day Saturday, December 11th at 9 am. With a pleasantly unexpected snowfall of 17″ overnight, the snow total in the village is now 40″, and the resort is ready to make the call.

Details on open terrain and ticket prices will be available Friday December 10th at www.schweitzer.com.

“We are keeping our eye on the weather for the next couple of days. ” states general manager Ron Nova, “Once we see what that brings, we will be able to better determine what terrain will be open and what the lift tickets prices will be.”

For more information on what’s new at Schweitzer this year, see the attached press release: