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The Best Skiing Near Spokane

If you’re Looking for the best skiing near Spokane? Look no further than Schweitzer Mountain with more terrain than any other ski area in Washington or Idaho.

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Idaho: The Undiscovered Country - 5 Best Idaho Ski Resorts to Visit Now

Local Freshies recently published their list of the 5 Best Idaho Resorts to Visit Now and Schweitzer was listed as #2! 

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Thoughts on Being Grateful

In the last several years, there have been some major changes in the ski industry. We’ve seen two major ski companies acquire resorts left and right, creating a massive network of ski areas that are either “Epic” or “Ikon.” I’ll be honest, it was a bit daunting at first hearing about the changes at mountains I knew intimately well. But as the years have gone by, I’ve been able to breathe a little easier knowing that Schweitzer is particularly blessed by an ownership group that really, honestly cares about what’s happening here. 

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The 50 Most Affordable Ski Resorts in North America

Schweitzer made the cut of the 50 most affordable ski resorts in North America according to Unofficial Networks and hometogo! 

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10 Resorts that Aren't on Epic or Ikon That You Should Know

Do we go to resorts on the Epic or Ikon Pass for vacation? Rarely. We’re suckers for ski areas that feel less corporate and have big (small) mountain town personalities. If you’re like us, here’s 10 ski resorts on our bucket list that aren’t on the Epic or Ikon Pass.

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Trip Report: eBiking Scenic Schweitzer Mountain

Writer Paul Tolme and his wife visited Schweitzer in June of 2019 to check out the resort's eBike tours. Here's his account of what Schweitzer has to offer. 

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11 Best US Ski Resorts for Beginners

As amazing as they are, many destinations can come across as straight up intimidating, especially if you’re a beginner. But more often than not, there’s terrain for everyone, with some top-rated ski resorts going above and beyond for those just starting out. Check out Trips to Discover's list of the best 11 including Schweitzer Mountain Resort. 

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Ski Resorts are Expanding Summer Activities

After the snow melts, hiking, biking, horseback riding, zip lining, concerts and outdoor summer fun await at ski resorts in the summer season. Many U.S. ski resorts are investing in warm-weather programs and activities to make them year-round destinations.

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Top 5: The Best Under-The-Radar Ski Resorts in North American

Schweitzer makes the list of the Top 5: The Best Under-The-Radar Ski Resorts in North America as compiled by Unofficial Networks! 

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Top Ski Resorts that are Perfect for Summer

"Already being experts at creating numerous activities within one destination, these top ski towns around the United States and Canada become majestic elevated getaways featuring blossoming wildflowers, adventure parks, water activities, and re-imagined excursions that used to be exclusively in the winter." 

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Chairs for Charity

With the planned Snow Ghost chairlift replacement project scheduled to start this summer, Schweitzer Mountain Resort has decided that the best thing to do with the old double-seat chairs is lift up local charities. 

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5 Reasons to Call Schweitzer Mountain the "Goldilocks" of Ski Resorts

When looking for that "just right" ski destination, Liftopia's  has found just the spot. Thanks to size, challenge, town, accessibility, and lodging, Schweitzer has it all to make skiers and riders of all abilities happy. 

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Trip Advisor - North America's 18 Best Lake Towns

Sandpoint, ID included in Trip Advisor's "North America's 18 Best Lake Towns!"

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14 Ways You Can Ski for Free This Season

"Lift ticket prices are hitting all-time highs. We’re talking above-$200-per-day highs at some of the poshest ski resorts. Ouch! Still, when the snow keeps falling, it’s hard for skiers and snowboarders to stay away from the mountains. What is a budget-conscious skier to do?"

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January - Time to Look Backwards & Forwards on the Slopes!

January gets its name from the Roman god, Janus, who was the god of beginnings and endings, and often depicted as having two faces, looking both forward and backward. Two faces, two directions - a great visual for us as we come full force into winter. You see, it’s this time of year that more people get out on the mountain and we need to look both ways out on the slopes.

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An Ode To Snow Ghost

Between the falling snow, howling wind and what seems to be ever-present fog, I'm lost in thought about how even though I loathed the name change at the time it happened, "Snow Ghost" is probably just about perfect for the beloved Schweitzer Mountain chair lift.

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There Are Other Ways to Ski

Did you also know that Schweitzer is home to over 20 miles of cross-country ski trails? Perhaps you are someone who is afraid of heights or the thought of sliding down a slippery slope fills you with dread and fear, but have you considered cross-country skiing or snowshoeing?

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Idaho Ski Resorts: Discover the Soul of Skiing

Typically, when people think of Idaho, they immediately think of Idaho potatoes and not Idaho ski resorts. And it’s true, with ideal growing conditions and volcanic rich soil, Idaho grown potatoes are pretty darn hard to beat for taste and quality. Let’s admit it, if you have to associate your state with a vegetable, the potato is definitely a good one. But funnily enough, the same reasons why potatoes do so well in and for Idaho are the same reasons why a ski vacation in this underrated state is the best choice.  “What?” you may be thinking. But yes, it’s true! And here’s why - 

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The Best Skiing Near Spokane

If you’re Looking for the best skiing near Spokane? Look no further than Schweitzer Mountain with more terrain than any other ski area in Washington or Idaho.

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Winter is Right around the Corner

October is the month for our season pass sale here at Schweitzer and once Halloween is over, you may think there are no more treats to be had. Well, that’s partly true since the season pass deadline ends at midnight on Halloween but there are no tricks here. Instead, here are some other sweet options on the mountain to consider! 

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