Schweitzer Mountain Resort

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Schweitzer Mountain Resort
United States
Phone: 208 263-9555

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About the Ski Resort

In the Northern Idaho Panhandle between Montana and eastern Washington, approximately 50 miles south of Canada and 11 miles northwest of Sandpoint, Idaho, you will find Schweitzer Mountain Resort.

With the addition of Stella, Idaho's first six-pack, Schweitzer now boasts 2,900 acres of varied and exciting terrain.

The area consists of two very large bowls, and within each of the two, there are two smaller bowls divided by gradually sloping ridges.

There is challenging and steep skiing at the top of the bowls, with more intermediate terrain down below.

Two of the lifts feature midway loading and unloading to accommodate those who just want to ski the steeps, or to avoid them.

Advanced beginners can ride most of the lifts to the top, as there are several gradual ridges and roads that provide an easy way down.

A great advantage to skiing Schweitzer is that friends and family can ski most of the lifts together, but from the top can choose steep and challenging, long mogul runs, long intermediate cruising runs, or easy runs down.

Schweitzer has excellent terrain for snowboarding with four wide open bowls, wide runs, gladed tree skiing/boarding and a full-time half-pipe, conditions permitting. Snowboard rentals and lessons are available.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 32 km
Snow tubing: Yes

 Easiest:  20 %

 More Difficult:  40 %

 Most Difficult:  35 %

 Experts only:  5 %

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  4,000 ft
Summit elevation:  6,400 ft
Vertical drop:  2,400 ft
Skiable area:  2,900 acres
Annual snowfall:  300 in
Snowmaking:  0 %
Number of trails:  67
Number of lifts:  8
Types of lifts:   1 Surface Lift,
 1 Handle Tows,
 2 T-Bar,
 4 Double Chairs,
 1 HiSpeed Quad,
 1 HiSpeed 6 Passenger

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Schweitzer Mountain Resort map
Schweitzer Mountain Resort map

Ski Resort directions

When you arrive in Sandpoint (Schweitzer is 12 miles away) continue North on 95 until the HWY95/HWY200 intersection then take a left to stay on HWY 95 and continue driving until the next stop light (Burger King on corner) and take a left. (Schweitzer Cut off Road)
Next at T intersection take a right (North Boyer) continue driving approximately 1/2 mile until you reach the Schweitzer sign (Schweitzer 9 miles to the top). Take a left here and drive 9 miles until you reach the Schweitzer village.