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Schweitzer’s 2900 acres of inbounds terrain is the biggest in Idaho and Washington. What’s even more impressive is the access to limitless sidecountry and backcountry terrain. The Selkirk Mountains span the northern portion of the Idaho Panhandle, eastern Washington, and southeastern British Columbia for over 200 miles. Schweitzer maintains an open gate policy for access to out-of-bounds terrain and the rest of the Selkirk Mountains. The variety of the out-of-bounds terrain is amazing. Whether enthusiasts are looking to step into the sidecountry and ride back in bounds at the bottom of their run or spend the whole day on a backcountry adventure, the surrounding mountains offer unlimited options for the backcountry enthusiast. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, the gateway to the Selkirks.
With over 32 kilometers and varied terrain of Nordic trails, Schweitzer offers enthusiasts not only a challenge but also a spectacular view to truly enjoy the beauty of their sport. Nordic skiing is a sport that does not require a lot of equipment but keeps skiers healthy and happy. At Schweitzer exploring is always encouraged and clinics are available to help one ride to the best of their ability, making the scenic trails that much more enjoyable to discover.
One of the best things about Schweitzer is that we are large enough to keep everyone entertained on vacation but still small enough that no one will get lost in the process. All our activities, be it during the winter or summer months, are all located just steps from your lodging. Low stress, low hassle. It's one of the reasons why Schweitzer is such a popular destination for family reunions and weddings.
Schweitzer has the best neighbor. The charming town of Sandpoint, voted "Most Beautiful Small Town in America" by Rand McNally, is our our home on Lake Pend Orielle. With great local shops, amazing restaurants, and the friendliest people you'll ever meet, you'll be impressed by the unpretentious character of this great spot. Explore the lake, meet the locals. You'll see why people may have headed here for the Schweitzer winters, but they end up staying for the Sandpoint summers.