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Schweitzer Mountain Resort

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Guests find runs for all skill levels.
Guests find runs for all skill levels. © http://www.schweitzer.com

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is located in the very north of Idaho, approximately 50 miles south of the Canadian border. The area consists of two bowls that add up to 1,174 hectares of skiable terrain. This makes Schweitzer Mountain one of the largest resorts in North America. You can choose from 92 different runs of all skill levels.

Explore smooth groomers, gladed runs, steep terrain and wide cruisers. Make sure to pause for a moment at the summit and savour the incomparable mountain scenery. From here you can see 3 federal states, Canada, and 3 mountain ranges. From the top you have access to trails for all ability levels.

Hence, Schweitzer Mountain a great resort for families and groups. You get to ride the lifts together and then split up according to skill before meeting again at the lift. Furthermore, daycare facilities are available. Professional staff takes care of the kids while parents enjoy the great slopes and trails of Schweitzer Mountain. The Snowsports School features programmes for skiers and boarders of all ages. Freestylers will find a few challenges at the two terrain parks.


Interesting facts

  • Offering 2899 acres of slopes and terrain, Schweitzer Mountain Resort is the largest ski resort in Idaho.
  • Schweitzer Mountain Resort is the the best rated ski resort in Idaho.
  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 2402 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1227 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The highest point of the track is 6401 ft above sea level.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 67 " at summit elevation and 40 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 93 " at summit elevation and 54 " at the base.
  • Schweitzer Mountain Resort features 41 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 57 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 14 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

The resort features all necessary facilities.
The resort features all necessary facilities. © http://www.schweitzer.com

When hunger strikes you, Sky House at the Summit has two great options in store. Take a break with a nice meal at The Nest, where you get to choose from a seasonally changing menu. Red Hawk Cafe is perfect for everyone who can't wait to get pack on the slopes and just wants to grab a quick bite.

The various lodges all around the mountain also feature a number of dining facilities that cater to all different tastes. From burgers and pizza to baked goods and desserts, you will find most anything your culinary heart desires.

Must-Ski Runs

Longest Runs

Length: 2.7 miles
Vertical Drop: 2401.6 ft


Nightskiing possible


Midway Run at Schweitzer Mountain
Schweitzer Mountain Resort Powder Day! 1-27-18
Schweitzer Mountain Resort February Terrain Park Edit


The surrounding nature lends itself to various outdoor activities.
The surrounding nature lends itself to various outdoor activities. © http://www.schweitzer.com

Besides skiing, there is a ton of activities that help enjoy your time here. If you can't get enough of the mountain and the surrounding nature, try snowbiking, tubing, or snowmobiling, or venture on a cross-country or snowshoeing tour.

Off the mountain you have options to go on a shopping spree or relax at the spa. The local Activity Center has a number of offers for kids (and kids at heart), including campfires, scavenger hunts, crafts, board games, and more.


Après-Ski and Nightlife

Taps Lounge is your go-to for après ski at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. With 20 beers on tap, large TV screens, pool tables, and a a dancefloor, you won't get bored on your night out. On stage you get to see DJs and live music. If you prefer a more casual setting or want to bring your children, Pucci's Pub would be the place to go.

Getting here

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is located near Spokane International Airport, which is serviced by most major airlines. From here, there are several bus and shuttle options to get you to the resort. Alternatively, you can rent a car.

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last update on Feb 10, 2023
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Schweitzer Mountain Resort
10000 Schweitzer Mountain Rd
ID 83864
Phone+1 208-263-9555


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Mountain Stats

Elevation3999 ft - 6401 ft
SeasonNovember - April
Opening DayNov 19, 2022
Closing DayApr 9, 2023
Capacity 14200 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 9

Skiable Terrain

2899 acres
Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 2899 acres
Number of Slopes 92

Weather (6401 ft)


1 day adult $110
1 day youth $60
1 day child free
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