SANDPOINT, Idaho — We are already a couple weeks into the Spring season, but lucky for ski lovers, mountain snow has not let up yet.
On Tuesday, Schweitzer mountain announced that this season saw the most snowfall of any season in their history. The total snowfall at their village reached 416 inches on Tuesday, breaking the previous record of 412 inches in 1999.
Plenty of local resorts opened their slopes weeks in advance of the usual Thanksgiving weekend, with some opening as early as the first week of November. Now, with winter in the rearview mirror, resorts like Schweitzer Mountain and Lookout Pass have announced they will stay open weeks later than they usually do, due to the snow.
"Being able to extend an extra week is always awesome," Matt Conger, Schweitzer Mountain Marketing Director, said. "We haven't been able to do that for the last couple years it seems like and being able to get this much snow during the season is just kind of icing on the cake."
Washington and Idaho resorts still rank near the top in terms of the snowiest mountains this year, according to OnTheSnow.com. Plus, more snow is expected over the coming weeks while the resorts stay open, which could increase their snow totals even more.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort will remain open until April 15, and Lookout Pass will remain open until April 21.