February 16, 2021
Schweitzer’s New Hotel Slated to Open in 2021/22 Ski Season
Humbird Offers Ski-in/Ski-out Lodging in the Village
Since breaking ground in the spring of 2019, Schweitzer Mountain Resort has been working diligently to complete the new hotel project in the village. The 66,580 square foot 31-unit hotel complex will be a ski-in, ski-out property that will provide essential arrival services and slopeside accommodations for Schweitzer's year-round destination guests.
In tribute to the area’s logging history, Schweitzer has chosen to name the new hotel after the Humbird Lumber Company, once the economic lifeblood of the Sandpoint area. “In the early 1900s, the Humbird Lumber Company provided steady employment and an all-encompassing community for its workers,” explains Schweitzer CEO and President, Tom Chasse. “The mill transformed Sandpoint from a male dominated logging settlement of 400 people to a bustling small town of 3,500 brimming with families. The spirit of Sandpoint and Schweitzer is rooted in the foundations laid by these persevering characters and our new hotel celebrates that history.”
Humbird, designed by Portland based SkyLab Architecture, will feature cross laminated timber (CLT), board formed concrete, and large expanses of glass permitting the natural views to frame the experience in each guest room and in the 50-seat restaurant and bar. “The addition of Humbird will enable us to address the lack of accommodations on the mountain,” Chasse adds. “It’s challenging at best to find a room over weekends and holidays so the additional units will help ease that lodging crunch.”
The Humbird logo draws inspiration from stacks of skis, strong Bavarian themes, and Schweitzer's historical logos. It is a unique interpretation of the rhythm of Schweitzer's past, present, and future.
Schweitzer anticipates Humbird being available for guests during in the 2021/22 winter season. For more information, please contact Dig Chrismer, Schweitzer marketing manager.