A new 9,000-square-foot lodge on the summit of Schweitzer Mountain with a restaurant, full-service bar, café, and space for private events and outdoor seating opened to the public mid-December 2016. The new lodge features 360-degree views and will be open year round. “We know the lodge will become a destination attraction during the summer and winter seasons, providing another reason for outdoor enthusiasts to add Schweitzer to their ‘must visit’ lists,” says Tom Chasse, president and CEO of Schweitzer. The ground floor of the building will become the new home for Ski Patrol dispatch and provide much-needed restrooms on the summit. //