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“Great family ski mountain and easy to get to”

Schweitzer Mountain
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Sandpoint
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Mountain and ski area located in northern Idaho.
Pacific Northwest
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great family ski mountain and easy to get to”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

It is amazing to us that so many people from the Northwest go to Sun Valley when Schweitzer is so much easier to get to and is just such a great ski spot. It has a great set up for beginners, plenty of black diamond runs, jump parks for the snow boarders, tubing, etc. It is an easy 6 hour drive from seattle (vs 14 for sun valley) or 90 minute drive from spokane. It is really one of the best kept ski secrets!

Visited February 2013
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Mazomanie, Wisconsin, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Touring the Mountain”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

We drove to the resort and took the ski lift to the top. The views were absolutely incredible! I wish we had allotted more time to visit as there were hiking and biking trails all over the resort. We drove up the mountain and gawked at the houses (and castle!).

Visited July 2013
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Vernon, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Summertime fun for familes”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We decided to take a drive up to Schweitzer while we were in the Sandpoint area. It was a beautiful hot summer day. We decided to take part in some of the different summertime fun activities they have for families. Our family took a ride on the chairlift, and certain family members took a ride on the zip line and climbed the climbing wall. There is a fun pass to purchase for around $35 a person that includes those activities as well as a few others like a jumper of sorts and a turn at the sluice box to look for gemstones. We decided to purchase our activities individually because it actually ended up being a better value for our family. There was also a few games such as giant checkers and chess to play at your leisure.

What really stood out to me was the staff. Everyone we talked to was friendly, helpful, and welcoming. Thumbs up to them.

Visited July 2013
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Kenmore, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best groomed slopes in the Northwest”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

I have skied all over the pacific northwest- and no one does a better job of maintaining their ski slopes.

Visited January 2013
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Best North Idaho ski escape”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is the mountain that is a hidden treasure for North Idaho. Excellent snow conditions. Close to Sandpoint for shopping and dinner.

Visited April 2013
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