Sidecountry Skiing & Riding
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.
Winter Zip Line Rides
Schweitzer’s zip line stretches over 700' from start to finish. You'll begin your ride just outside the village, cruise through the air towards Lake Pend Oreille, and finish up just below the Musical Carpet. Enjoy an adventurous ride, great views of Lake Pend Oreille and tons of fun with friends. The dual zip line feature allows two people to go down side-by-side so you can ride beside your friends from top to bottom.
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.
Big Mountain Experiences, Down-Home Prices
The Schweitzer Difference Vacation Package offers convenience, affordability and fun. Including two adult ski clinics and complimentary hot breakfast buffet for the whole family, the Schweitzer Difference package starts at $41 per person. Coupled with the new Family Suites in the Selkirk Lodge, this package offers great value for a family ski trip. While mom and dad are enjoying the free ski clinic, kids can join their peers in Kinderkamp, settle into the Selkirk Theater for a movie, or explore the terrain on their own.
Best of the Mountain and the Lake
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is located in one of the most spectacular areas – Sandpoint, Idaho. Not only do you get to enjoy the snow and the festivities found on the mountain, but you also get to experience Sandpoint and one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in the country, Lake Pend Oreille. Only part of the lake freezes during the winter due it its size, but ice skaters and fishermen take full advantage of the frozen bays. Visitors and local’s alike venture into town to listen to live music and watch films at the historical Panida Theater, shop, find local art, dine and enjoy wine tastings – all within view of the lake.