Schweitzer Press Room

The largest ski area in Washington & Idaho!

With 2900 acres of terrain and an average of 300" of annual snowfall, Schweitzer skis big yet you'll feel right at home on our uncrowded slopes, high angle groomers, endless gladed tree runs and in our intimate ski-in/ski-out lodging in the Humbird, White Pine and Selkirk Lodges. Families love staying with us thanks to the close proximity to the lifts, outdoor pool & hot tubs, and dining options just steps away.

Once the snow begins to melt and skis & snowboards are put away for the season, summertime comes alive at Schweitzer! The birds start singing, wildflowers bloom and biking trails appear on the mountainside. What better way to enjoy summer than hiking & biking in breathtaking scenery?

Schweitzer has so much to offer and when you include visits to the picturesque town of Sandpoint, ID, you'll find plenty to discover! Explore shops, local eateries, art galleries or the weekly farmer's market on Saturday mornings. Between the best of mountain and lake, there's something for everyone.

Come experience something that can only be called "The Schweitzer Difference." It's the personality and culture you'll find when you interact with our passionate Schweitzer team. I look forward to sharing our passion for the mountains, an infectious zest for life, and top-notch service with you during your stay.

Sean Mirus
Marketing & Events Director

Schweitzer In The News

Wall Street Journal - 100 Best Ski Resorts in the US and Canada (#46) 11/09/2023

Conde Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards (#42) 11/07/2023 2023-24 Ski Season Report - "Best Ski Destination Overall" 11/2023

Local Freshies - Funky Towns & Awesome Skiing, Northern Idaho Ski Resorts 10/31/2023

Men's Journal - Best Mountains and Resorts for Beginner Skiers and Snowboarders

Travel & Leisure - This Idaho Ski Resort May be One of America's Last Hidden Mountain Gems

Forbes - It's All Downhill Excitement for Skiers in Idaho

Bloomberg - Four New Hotels in Ski Country That Are Worth Their Weight in Snow

SKI Magazine - 2023 Top 30 Ski Resorts in the West (#11)

Washington Post - Seven Ski Resorts Creating a Summer Season

Freehub - The Skiers of Summer

Forbes - Most Important New Ski & Snowboard Hotels for this Winter

Boston Herald - Ski Wednesday, All About Schweitzer

Conde Nast Traveler - Top Ski Resorts in the US

Sunset 2021 Travel Awards - Slopeside Retreats

Forbes - Humbird Hotel to Open at Schweitzer

Fodor's Travel - Skip the Snobby Slopes. Under the Radar Ski Destinations.

Forbes - 5 Best Ski Trips for a Unique Vacation

WSJ - The Beauty of Buying a Ski Home in Idaho? Nobody Knows a Thing About It.

Nat Geo - Bigger Isn't Always Better For Family Ski Trips

CNN - "7 Underrated Ski Resorts"

USA Today Travel - "Ski Resorts are Expanding Summer Activities; Here are 7 that are Year Round Desintations"

Sunset Magazine - Top 10 Ski Towns


For more information please contact:
Taylor Prather
Marketing Communications Manager


Recent Press Releases

Schweitzer Purchases Selkirk Powder's Resort-Based Operation
After 21 years of operating at Schweitzer, the guided snowmobile and cat skiing company transitions ownership for the 24/25 winter season
Schweitzer Opens for Summer June 14
Opening Weekend includes Community Day on June 15 with $10 Scenic Lift Tickets and Mountain Bike Tickets, proceeds donated to local nonprofit
Schweitzer Announces Revised Opening Day for the Winter 2023/24 Ski and Snowboard Season
Due to limited early season snowfall and challenging snowmaking conditions, coupled with recent temperature fluctuations, the resort has made the difficult decision to push back the opening day to Saturday, November 25.
Schweitzer Unveils New High-Speed Quad and First Phase of The New Schweitzer Creek Village for Winter 2023/2024
Schweitzer, the largest mountain resort in Idaho, will debut an array of new features and enhancements this winter.