Schweitzer Mountain

10000 Schweitzer Mountain Road, Sandpoint , ID (Driving Directions to Schweitzer Mountain)
Last Updated: 10/22/2016 5:37 AM

Schweitzer Mountain Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 9 Beginner
  • 37 Intermediate
  • 32 Advanced
  • 14 Expert
Located in beautiful Sandpoint, ID, Schweitzer Mountain is committed to providing a safe, fun place for you and your family to play. Our slopes are some of the least crowded anywhere!

Stand at the top of our resort and stare at three mountain ranges, Canada and three states. Enjoy a variety of terrain from smooth corduroy groomers to wide open bowls ... and gladed runs. Then return to the top at hair-flying speed thanks in part to Stella. Stella, as you will soon discover, is Idaho's only six-person, high-speed lift.
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Schweitzer Mountain Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Schweitzer Mountain Operations


Plan to Open 12/02

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 9

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 92

Weekend Hours


Schweitzer Mountain Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

4,100 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,400 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

6,400 ft

Schweitzer Mountain Ski Pictures and Photos

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Schweitzer Mountain Trail Map

Schweitzer Mountain Reviews & Tips (8)

If conditions are iffy, check out both sides of the mountain. Sometimes you have to search for the good snow, but we always managed to find some. On the Stella chair, each run will have different conditions; if you don't like it on one run, try the one next to it--amazing how different they can be. This has been the case every time we've been to Schweitzer. Take advantage of the $5 burgers at the Outback on Tuesdays! I love how easy this mountain is to navigate and that there are no lines to speak of.
Schweitzer Mountain review written Mar 09 2016 - 07:27 PM
MP Reeves Advanced Skier
Just got off the Mountain yesterday. Sunday was great on the backside. The new snow from Saturday really made it nice. The Stella, 6 person chair, on the backside can really put people up the mountain. No lines. Saturday was not so nice, wet snow coming down all day, but take what you can get. Had a person from OHIO in our group and he also enjoyed the mountain.
Schweitzer Mountain review written Jan 25 2016 - 02:27 PM
Michael Saranovich Intermediate Skier
Just returned from 4 days in first week of March 2015. This trip was planned in November 2014, so committed even though snow in 2015 is 1/3 of normal. Folks at Schweitzer really worked to keep the front side of the mountain ski-able with snow making and grooming. They could have used one or two more snow machines at the end of Ridge Run, under the chair run-out. Backside was closed - too bad due to the abundant blue runs we were looking forward to experiencing. We will go back again next year to check out the backside. We stayed in Sandpoint, at a VRBO rental. This worked out well.
Schweitzer Mountain review written Mar 08 2015 - 10:20 AM
John L. - Seattle Intermediate Skier
We were the unfortunate victims of variable weather over our 3-day ski trip. Day 1 was raining and visibility at top was <10 feet so one run and done. Day 2 snowed all day and the snow as heavy as concrete so worked extra hard to get in 7 runs for the day. Day 3 was mostly nice groomed runs with fresh snow but lake fog reduced visibility again. We really enjoyed the Outback Bowl and will hopefully return some day when conditions are better.
Schweitzer Mountain review written Mar 13 2014 - 08:32 AM
Duane Intermediate Skier
Went there yesterday for the first time and skied all day. Condition were nice in the morning and then turned bad in the afternoon with strong winds and freezing rains. Certain runs have icy spots. Overall, a decent size mountain with a good mix of runs. However, the layout was somewhat confusing even if you have a map in hand, especially if you are visiting for the first time. Would love to return and ski some more
Schweitzer Mountain review written Mar 18 2013 - 11:51 AM
K. Middleton Intermediate Skier
Great four day trip! Luckily we had great snow, new snow most every day, it was stormy, and the ridges and upper areas were windy and visibility was near zero but the snow was great! Not huge dumps, but we were skiing in 4-10 inches of new snow most all the weekend. Saturday the crowd was reasonable, sometimes maybe a 10-15 minute wait in a lift line, but the crowds on Friday and Sunday were very light, sometimes a 2 minute wait, sometimes no wait at all, then on Monday (Feb 25th) it was positively LONELY on the mountain,. Mountain has a good variety of runs, and decent vertical, top elevation isn't great so snow conditions are probably often questionable. But if you luck out and hit good snow days there's some great runs.. The village is really limited, two or three big condo;s hotels right in the village, other than that its a hike to all the other lodging, and the shuttle bus service is sporadic and limited.. Food and drink options are pretty limited, other than the day lodge only a fancy restaurant, a pizza place, a couple pubs, and a market/deli. If you're looking for something to eat after 5PM your options are really limited. The mountain's great, but the services and village are less than average.
Schweitzer Mountain review written Feb 26 2013 - 09:15 PM
Matt B Advanced Skier
Would go here again....snow was awesome, little foggy while we were there but we toured the mountain very well and seemed to find all the great powder stashes. The staff and people were the so nice....could consider living here for sure.
Schweitzer Mountain review written Feb 19 2013 - 08:11 PM
Kathy-Rae Advanced Skier
Fabulous area. I skied three days over Presidents' Day weekend. and lucked into absolutely unreal ski conditions with about 6" of new snow each day. The runs are meticulously maintained and many of the extremely steep runs are groomed. It was quite a lot of fun skiing on fresh powder that was on top of corduroy. If that isn't hero snow, nothing is! One caveat, conditions at the top can be somewhat windy and limited in visiblility, but the mountain is big enough that you should be able to find clear areas to enjoy especially on the back side which is serviced by a 6-pak detachable. A face mask isn't a bad thing to have for those days. A vast majority of the mountain is intermediate and beginner skiing. it's quite a hike if you decide to climb up to the lodge, so if you drive up, walk across the parking lot and ski down the beginners' hill to Musical Chairs Lift which will take you to the Lodge/ Ticket area.No ticket required for that. I will be back!
Schweitzer Mountain review written Feb 22 2012 - 04:10 PM
Richard Kuschel Advanced Skier

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