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, fantastic groomers, and in our intimate ski-in/ski-out lodging in the 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

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 opens early for the 2022/23 winter season Saturday, Nov. 19
With more than three feet of natural snowfall and a head start on snowmaking, Schweitzer will open early for a bonus weekend of skiing and riding Nov. 19-20. Schweitzer plans to run the Basin Express chairlift on Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with access to Midway trail.
Schweitzer Debuts New Spa and Lift Enhancements for the Winter 22/23 Season
Schweitzer, the largest ski resort in Washington and Idaho, is set to bring a little more “ahhh” to the ski season this year with the opening of a new spa in the village. Cambium, the new spa, headlines more than $5 million in improvements at Schweitzer for the 22/23 season from enhancements to the resort’s chairlifts and snowmaking to an increase in webcams and daycare capacity. This will also mark the second year Schweitzer is part of the Ikon Pass.
Construction Underway on Schweitzer’s Employee Housing Project in Ponderay
Foundations are being laid, both literally and physically, as Schweitzer’s new employee housing development takes shape in Ponderay. The primary excavation work and concrete foundations have been poured, marking the beginning of a multi-phase project and furthering Schweitzer’s dedication to providing first-rate employee housing.
Schweitzer Improves Guest Experience with Three New Bike Trails and Work Towards New Base Area
With increased interest in outdoor adventures, mountain resorts are enhancing their amenities and activities, providing year-round opportunities for their guests. Schweitzer is no stranger to these endeavors and is dedicated to growing summer season offerings while improving the overall resort experience for winter guests.