Just the Facts

Considered by many as the best skiing in Idaho and the best family-friendly resort in the Pacific Northwest, Schweitzer is independently owned and proud of it.  Schweitzer ranks as one of the nation’s top winter destinations with 2900 acres of amazing terrain thanks to its two massive bowls and renowned tree skiing. Located in the Selkirk Mountains of the northern Idaho panhandle, and only 80 miles from Spokane, WA , Schweitzer overlooks the town of Sandpoint, ID and offers breathtaking views of three states, Canada and the impressive Lake Pend Oreille.  This inland Northwest ski resort is also home to Stella - Idaho's only six-person, high-speed lift. 

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 one high-speed six-pack named Stella, three high-speed quads, two triple chairlifts, two double chairlifts, 1 T-Bar, and 1 conveyor lift. ​

Total Uphill Capacity - 15,900 riders per hour

Twilight Skiing - The Basin Express and Musical Chairs from 3 to 7 pm. For twilight skiing dates, visit the Twilight Skiing page.

TubingHermit's Hollow tubing center offers two 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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