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Old 03-18-2012, 05:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so im planing on going to Schweitzer id, on march 25 and 26. which is a sun and monday. im hoping for that march powder. what i wanna know is some runs i need to go on. not into park at all. mostly trees and none groomed and groomed runs. ill be staying in sandpoint which i have been to like 3 times during the summer. but what are some good places to grab food and a beef after snowboarding. maybe some locals or people who been there can help me out. thanks
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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In for later, I'm interested all this now as well.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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bump. any one got any ideas.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Depends on your skill level. I usually try to ride the backside. The whole area around the T bar is really fun and full of trees. My favorite is Puccis Chute but the whole bowl is really fun.

As for food, i have no idea. I usually bring a lunch and eat after i get home.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Schweitzer is one of my fav places. On the front side, I tend to stick on the south ridge if the snow is good, there's tons of steep chutes and trees over there. Chair 4 glades and JR trees near sunny side side are pretty mellow terrain, but can be lots of fun. Lift lines on Sunny Side are virtually non-existent too. I spend most of my time on the backside though. The glades off the t-bar are my favorite. Anything off the north ridge between the top of Snow Ghost and the t-bar is really fun, steeper terrain. I don't ride the big bowl skiiers right of Snow Ghost much since it gets tracked quickly and has a pretty flat run out. I also like the glades near Stella too, but it gets tracked pretty quick as well with Stella being a 6 person high speed chair.

Pucci's in the Schweitzer Village is my favorite place for a post-shred beer. I can't remember the name of the small brewery in Sand Point, but it's right in the main downtown area. Good beer and great burgers from what I remember.
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I think the brewery youre thinking of is MickDuffs. That place has amazing food. We go there during lost in the 50s every year
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^^Just looked it up and yes, it's the place I was thinking of. I remember their kobe beef burger being pretty damn incredible. Haven't been there in awhile though.
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I have a season pass and ride 20+ days a year here, so I know the mountain pretty well.

The frontside has some fantastic tree runs, they aren't super steep but they are steep enough and very consistant. You can get a shitload of good tree runs in with little traversing riding the the Great Escape. The backside has some sweet steeps and chutes, but it tends to flatten out past the steep parts which can be frustrating if you don't know where to go. You can get pretty damn lost on the backside if you get too adventurous .

Some of my favorite runs:

- Secret Trees: Take the Great Escape up and head down the ridge cattrack to your right. The mountain will hump, and at the top of the first hump you want to drop into the trees on your righthand side. This glade is fairly tight at the top, but it's spaced very well so you never get stuck. It gets wider towards the bottom until it opens up to several wide-spaced glades.

- JR Trees: This is one of the better known and wider-spaced tree runs on the frontside so it gets more tracked out than other spots, but it's still fun. Follow the directions from Secret Trees and just go to the second hump on the cattrack and drop in the trees. You will get better lines if you veer left.

- Chair 4 Trees: Chair 4 almost never runs anymore, which is great because when it doesn't no one rides over here. Follow the cattrack all the way across the ridge until you see a old double chair (4). Ride under the chair and then veer right into the trees.

- North Bowl Bomber: Either take chair 6 (SnowGhost) up or take the Great Escape up and skate up the ridgeline towards the backside bowl. Go right past the top of chair 6 and then drop into the bowl. Bomb the bowl and head into the trees left of chair 6, crisscrossing to the right side of the chair and into the trees towards the bottom of the bowl. When you go into the bottom trees, stay high for a while or else you will end up in a semi-flat.

- Stella trees: Ride Stella up (the six-pack) on the backside drop either into the tree glades on the right side or the tree-line on the left side straight off from the lift. If you go left you can follow glades all the way to the gatherer cattrack that goes back to Stella, or if you go right - when you get out of the glades follow under the lift until it goes back into trees and then follow the left tree-line to the same gatherer cattrack.

Anywhere on South-Bowl (accessed by the triple) is fun too, but it gets tracked out quickly so make sure you do it early in the morning.

The powder is almost always sick and super deep off the T-bar, but you have to deal with either mellow groomers or crazy ass funnel paths to get back to the lifts once you drop the steeper part. It's worth doing a few times though.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks guys. i cant wait to go. my skill level is pretty high. i dont know how high but its up there. i love tree runs but at my local mountain it isnt very steep so i tend to sink in very deep pow. but i can ride almost anything here. what the weather looking like? looks like sun and mon will be the hottest days and it says maybe rain. i might have to go to white pass instead depending on the weather.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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ok guys so i got some news. sorry for wasting ur time, but i ended up getting a room at mt. hood. so i will be going to meadows next week. thanks agian.
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