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June 24, 2018 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

people on chairlift in summer

Experience the best Bonner County (7B) has to offer and FREE Chairlift rides!

This is the Grand Opening weekend for Schweitzer Mountain Resort and the unofficial kickoff to summer for Sandpoint and Bonner County! To celebrate we’re inviting Bonner County businesses and non-profit organizations up to Schweitzer so you can sample the best that the county has to offer all in one place. Local food vendors, retail stores, artists and musicians all at Schweitzer for the day!

In addition, unlimited rides on the Great Escape Quad will be FREE! Our summer amenities will be in full swing, including the trampoline jumper, zip line, climbing wall, mountain biking, hiking and geocaching. At the top of the Great Escape Quad there will be refreshments, hiking, biking and more!

FREE Chairlift rides 11am- 5pm!  Pick up your free ticket at the ticket window to enjoy unlimited rides on the Great Escape Quad. 

FREE live music in the village!
11am - 12:30pm: Doug & Marty
1pm - 2:30pm: Mobius Riff
3:00pm - 5pm: Harold's IGA

New for this year: Mountain Bike Express passes will be available for loading priority on the Great Escape Quad.  Available for purchase at the Summer Activity Center for $20.  Express passes will be Included in all Schweitzer Mountain Bike Rentals and Summer Season Passes.
All Mountain Bikers must sign a release before gaining lift access, parents must be present to sign if rider is under 18 years of age.

If you are business or organization interested in having booth onsite during the event, registration is now open on Eventbrite! If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact Andre Bircher, Schweitzer Events Manager. 

Make the most of your day and stay the night! There's plenty to do and lots to explore - or just rest and relax with a little time in the pool and hot tubs.


Email the Activity Center at activityinfo@schweitzer.com or call 208.255.3081. 

Vendor Info & Application Packet

Contact Andre Bircher, Events Manager at abircher@schweitzer.com or 208.255.3030.