Short lift lines (it's somewhat hard-to-get-to location mean it's never too crowded) and 2,900 skiable acres make Schweitzer Mountain Resort an underrated attraction.
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"High up in Idaho's panhandle 12 miles outside of Sandpoint, Schweitzer isn't as accessible as other West Coast resorts. As a result, it's unlikely you'll wait more than five minutes in the lift line. Then there's the 2,900 skiable acres -- more than Idaho's more well-known resort, Sun Valley. While the mountain is known for its off-trail skiing among the trees, the terrain varies from the bunny hill to steep, double-black pitches. The 6,400-foot summit affords skiers panoramic views of Idaho, Montana, Washington and Canada, as well as Lake Pend Oreille. Slopeside digs start at $169; adult lift tickets at $81."
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Article by Margaret Loftus, Special to CNN. Updated 7th February 2019. Stacey Lastoe contributed additional reporting to this story.