Schweitzer Mountain is considered one of the best family-friendly ski resorts in the Pacific Northwest and offers amazing views of the surrounding town (Sandpoint) as well as of Canada and Lake Pend Oreille.
Besides its many trails, it also offers 32 kilometers of Nordic trails, which can be used for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter, or mountain biking in the summer. After you’re done playing on the mountain, take advantage of the shopping, dining and available spa experiences available to you.
The nearest airport to the resort is Spokane International Airport, which is serviced by most major carriers, including United, Southwest, Alaska and American Airlines. From there, you can take a shuttle or drive yourself. Driving times from Spokane is 1.5 hours, Coeur d’Alene 45 minutes and Missoula and the Tri-Cities area 6 hours. Amtrak also offers services to Sandpoint from Seattle/Portland and Chicago/St. Paul/Minneapolis.
Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort offers visitors a lot of potential activities: a variety of restaurants, cafeteria, lounges, daycare, deli/grocery, retail shop, gift shop, ski shop, children's programs and spectacular views. If you need any services, ski and snowboard rental as well as ski repair is available on the mountain.
Schweitzer is known for tree skiing. Head to Headwall and Siberia for great snow. If the snow is plentiful, head to the North and South Bowls for steeper terrain.
You can also take advantage of ski and snowboard lessons and special instruction in powder, telemark, cross country and children snowboarding. Ski lessons for kids are available for children ages 4 to 12. Both multi-day and beginner lessons for kids are available at the Snowsports School. There’s also an Adventure Camp that offers everything from chairlift rides to a climbing wall to swimming and more.