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.
In the summer of 2019, Schweitzer replaced the Snow Ghost chairlift with two new lifts. One is a high speed quad, "Cedar Park Express," and the other is a fixed grip triple, "Colburn Triple."
Ski Season: Early December to early April (conditions permitting)
Summer Season: Late June to Labor Day
Hours of Operation: 9am to 3:30pm daily in winter. 11am to 5pm in summer.
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 during winter season.
Terrain Parks: 3 including 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; three double chairlifts; 1 T-Bar; 1 conveyor lift
Total Uphill Capacity: 15,900 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.