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Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Schweitzer Mountain ResortSandpoint, Idaho

  • Published Thursday, December 6, 2012
  • Updated on Thursday, December 6, 2012

Stand at the top and stare at three mountain ranges, Canada and three states. Enjoy a variety of terrain from smooth corduroy groomers to wide open bowls and gladed runs. Then return to the top at hair-flying speed thanks in part to Stella. Stella, as you will soon discover, is Idaho's only six-person, high-speed lift.

Skiing Schweitzer is like having your own private mountain.  Our 2,900 acres of lift-serviced terrain rank us among the largest resorts in North America.  It's no wonder why Ski Magazine voted Schweitzer "The Best Kept Secret in North America".

A modern, efficient network of lifts including one high-speed six-passenger chair, two high-speed quads and 6 other lifts in total whisk skiers and riders to the top in minutes.  Lift lines are rare to non-existent and it only gets better from there.

Home to incredible bowls, chutes, groomed cruisers and some of the best tree skiing in America (over 1200 acres of trees!), come find out what many have discovered: Schweitzer offers unmatched terrain and something for everyone.


Dates of Season: End of November – mid April
*weather dependent

www.Schweitzer.com | 208.263.9555
Snow Phone : 208.263.9562
Lodging Reservations: 877.487.4643

FACTS:

Acreage: 2900 skiable acres, 92 trails plus open bowl skiing
Terrain: 10% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 35% Advanced, 15% Expert
Longest Continuous Groomed Run: 2 miles - Little Blue Ridge Run
Vertical Drop: 2,400 feet
Top Elevation: 6,400 feet
Average Annual Snowfall: 300 inches
Cross Country Trails: 32 kilometers maintained daily
Terrain Parks: 3 including Stomping Grounds, Starfish Park and the Terrain Garden

Lifts: One high-speed six-pack named Stella; Two high-speed quads; one triple chairlift;
three double chairlifts; 1 T-Bar; 1 conveyor lift
Total Uphill Capacity: 12,502 per hour
Hours of Operation: 9am to 4pm daily
Night Skiing: The Basin Express and Chair 2 from 3 to 7 pm. For night skiing dates, visit the
Night Skiing page.
Tubing: Hermit's Hollow tubing center offers two chutes and one tow
Ski Season: Early December to early April (conditions permitting)  
History: Schweitzer first opened the mountain in 1963.

HOW TO GET THERE:

Whether you're just around the corner or several thousand miles away, getting to Schweitzer is easy. The resort is serviced by a number of transportation options, including air, train, bus and car.  Click on the links below for more information about the various options available. We're also located just south of the Canadian border, with several border crossing options available.

Plane:
Schweitzer recommends Alaska Airlines; offering non-stop flights into Spokane from Portland and Seattle. And connections from over 90 destinations coast to coast; including Hawaii, Mexico and Canada. For additional information and flight reservations, visitwww.alaskaair.com or call Alaska Air at 1-800-547-9308.
Flying into Spokane International Airport is convenient and quick.  The airport is serviced by most major carriers, including United,  Delta, Northwest, Southwest, Alaska, Horizon, and others.

Ground Transportation from the Airport to Schweitzer:

Bonner Taxi and Shuttle Inc.  - 208-597-3463 (also available for short trips within Sandpoint)

Omni Bus - 208.667.6664
$105 each way for the first person and $10 for each additional guest. Shuttle runs directly from the Airport to Schweitzer Village

Payless Airport Shuttle - 208.762.7433 or 888.870.7433
$100 each way for the first two guests and $10 for each additional guest

A Little Class Limousine Service - 509.535.5524
For more details, visit the Spokane International Airport

Car Rentals:
Available at the Spokane International Airport - or call Dollar Rent-a-Car at 509.747.2191
Available in Sandpoint at Taylor-Parker Motors 208.263.2138
Charter Air Service to Sandpoint Airport:
Air Idaho Charters -
www.airidahocharters.com
208-255-9560
Fax:  208-361-6796

By Train
Amtrak
From Chicago and St. Paul/Minneapolis train arrives in Sandpoint at 11:49pm
From Seattle and Portland train arrives in Sandpoint at 2:47am

By Car
Schweitzer  is a convenient drive away from Spokane International Airport, as well as many cities in the Inland Northwest and surrounding area.
Schweitzer is located at:
10,000 Schweitzer Mountain Road
Sandpoint, ID 83864
For driving directions up to Schweitzer:

From the South
Take Hwy 95 North in Coeur d'Alene (Exit #12 off of I-90)
Go north for 35 miles toward Sandpoint
Cross the Long Bridge, over Lake Pend Oreille
Continue through Sandpoint to the intersectino of US 95 and Schweitzer Cut-off Road - Turn Left
Continue to the "T" intersection at North Boyer and turn right
Turn left at the "Welcome to Schweitzer" Sign
Follow the road up the mountain for 9 miles
Stay in the center lane and pull right in for parking
From the North
Take Hwy 95 South from Bonners Ferry
Turn right onto Schweitzer Cut-Off Road (corner of Burger King and the Schweitzer Conoco Station)
Turn right at the "T" intersection onto North Boyer Road
Turn left at the "Welcome to Schweitzer" Sign
Follow the road up the mountain for 9 miles
Stay in the center lane and pull right in for parking

Approximate Travel Time:
From Coeur d'Alene (45 minutes)
From Spokane (1.5 hours)
From Missoula (3.5 hours)
From Tri-Cities (3 .5 hours)
From Seattle (6 hours)
From Bozeman (6.5 hours)
From Portland (8 hours)
From Boise (9 hours)
From Cranbrook (3 hours)
From Nelson (3 hours)
From Calgary (6 hours)

Border Crossing
From Eastport
Start out going South on US-95 toward Government Way. Turn right on US-2/US-95/ID-200. Turn right onto Schweitzer Cut-Off Road. At the "T" go right on North Boyer and drive about one-half mile until reaching the Schweitzer sign. Go left and travel 9 miles uphill to
Schweitzer.
From Porthill
Start out going Southwest on Porthill Loop toward ID-1. Turn left onto ID-1. Turn slight right onto US-95. Turn right on US-2/US-95/ID-200. Turn right onto Schweitzer Cut-Off Road. At the "T" go right on North Boyer and drive about one-half mile until reaching the Schweitzer sign. Go left and travel 9 miles uphill to Schweitzer.

Photo courtesy of Schweitzer Mountain Resort

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