Just the Facts

Located 90 miles from Spokane, Washington in the rugged Selkirk Mountains of the Idaho Panhandle, Schweitzer boasts 2,900 acres of skiable terrain, offering a mix of high angle groomers, gladed tree runs and wide-open bowl skiing and riding. Schweitzer’s size as the largest mountain resort in Idaho isn’t the only standout feature. Perched 2,000 feet above the picturesque town of Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille, Schweitzer’s intimate mountain village offers a year-round mix of family-friendly activities, dining, spa, and slopeside lodging. Soak in 360-degree views of neighboring mountain ranges in Montana, Washington, and Canada from the summit top, and enjoy best-in-class skiing at one of the Pacific Northwest’s favorite mountains. Schweitzer is a part of the Alterra Mountain Company family and a member of the Ikon Pass community. 

The Details:

Hours of Operation

Winter Season - Late November to early April (conditions permitting) from 9:00am to 3:30pm, daily 

Summer Season - Late June to Labor Day from 11:00am to 5:00pm, daily 


Winter - 2900 skiable acres, 92 trails plus open bowl skiing
Summer - Over 40 miles of mountain bike trails on both downhill and cross-country terrain

Ski Specific Stats

Terrain - 10% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 35% Advanced, 15% Expert

Longest Continuous Groomed Run - Little Blue Ridge Run, 2 miles in length

Vertical Drop - 2,400 feet

Top Elevation - 6,400 feet

Average Annual Snowfall - 300 inches 

Nordic Skiing trails - 32 kilometers maintained daily 

Terrain Parks - Stomping Grounds, Southside Progression Park and the Terrain Garden

Lifts - 10 including 1 high-speed six-pack named Stella, 5 high-speed quads, 2 triple chairlifts, 1 T-Bar, and 1 conveyor lift. ​

Total Uphill Capacity - 15,900 riders per hour

Twilight Skiing - Basin Express and Creekside Express from 3:00 to 7:00pm. For Twilight Skiing dates, visit the Twilight Skiing page.

TubingHermit's Hollow Tubing Center offers 2 lanes with single and double tubes.


Schweitzer first opened in 1963 and has remained independently owned, operating on 100% private land. Learn more here.

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