|Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resost from east side of lake @ Hope, ID|
Schweitzer Mountain Resort - Idaho
|Skier on "Sundowner" |
"High up in Idaho's panhandle nine miles outside of Sandpoint, Schweitzer isn't as accessible as other West Coast resorts. As a result, it's unlikely you'll wait more than five minutes in the lift line. Then there's the 2,900 skiable acres -- more than neighbor Sun Valley. While the mountain is known for its off-trail skiing among the trees, the terrain varies from the bunny hill to steep, double-black pitches. The 6,400-foot summit affords skiers panoramic views of Idaho, Montana, Washington and Canada, as well as Lake Pend Oreille. Slopeside digs start at $164; adult lift tickets at $67."
|Ski hill from ski village.|
Lastly, Sandpoint received Rand McNally and USA Today's Most Beautiful 2011 Town Award: