Stats & Info about Schweitzer

Considered by many as the best skiing in Idaho and the best family-friendly resort in the Pacific Northwest, Schweitzer Mountain Resort 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 rugged 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. 


Ski Season: Early December to early April (conditions permitting) 

Hours of Operation: 9am to 3:30pm daily

Acreage: 2900 skiable acres, 92 trails plus open bowl skiing

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

Longest Continuous Groomed Run: 2 miles - Little Blue Ridge Run

Vertical Drop: 2,400 feet

Top Elevation: 6,400 feet

Average Annual Snowfall: 300 inches 

Cross Country Trails: 32 kilometers maintained daily

Terrain Parks: 3 including Stomping Grounds, Southside Progression Park and the Terrain Garden

Lifts: One high-speed six-pack named Stella; Two high-speed quads; one triple chairlift; three double chairlifts; 1 T-Bar; 1 conveyor lift

Total Uphill Capacity: 12,502 per hour

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

Tubing: Hermit's Hollow tubing center offers two chutes and one tow

History: Schweitzer first opened in 1963.

Village Map Available Here