Located about 45 miles from the Canadian border, in the Selkirk Mountains is a resort known as Schweitzer Mountain Resort. It features a vertical drop of nearly 2,500 feet, 92 named ski runs, and seven chairlifts. Skill level of this park is mostly for the intermediate skier, but they also have a good amount of beginners, advanced, and expert runs as well. They also have four restaurants on site that range from lounge style dining to fine dining cuisine, not to mention a market that advertises groceries, beer and ice cream.

On Site Accommodations

Schweitzer Mountain Resort has many different lodging options for you to choose from, all located right inside the boundaries of Schweitzer Village. The resort also has RV parking that is free during the summer so you can just pull right in and head to the slopes. Waking up to the crisp mountain air before being first in line to your favorite slopes could never be more amazing.

The Selkirk lodge is located within the resorts acreage on the side of the Selkirk Mountains. It features 82 spacious rooms and a cafe at the entrance. Their rooms vary from standard to multiple levels of suites. Amenities for each room vary by the type of room you prefer. Standard rooms have two queen beds and rustic wooden fixtures. The deluxe suites feature larger rooms, king sized beds seating areas as well as kitchenettes.

The views at White Pine Lodge are like those out of magazines or postcards, bound to take your breath away. White Pine Lodge offers large rooms with full kitchens and living areas, decorated in sophisticated ski flare. Guests also have full access to the fitness center, along with the outdoor pool and large hot tubs that overlook the majestic views of both mountain and lake. Not to mention a short walk, or lift ride, away from the slopes.

Bottle Bay Resort lies on the west shore of Bottle Bay, within the limits of Schweitzer Mountain. They have lakeside cabins that have full sized and stocked kitchen, living room with a sleeper sofa, satellite TV, queen sized beds as well as a full size pull out bed. These cabins can accommodate a maximum of six people comfortably and cabins include a boat slip.

Off Site Accommodations

If one of the on site lodging options isn’t available, or isn’t where you want to stay you should consider one of the many off site but still close accommodations. Best Western Edgewater Resort is located on the lakefront in the town of Sandpoint. This hotel allows pets and offers great rooms with access to the pool, fitness center, meeting room, and hot tub. The entire hotel is smoke free including their rooms. The rooms offer comfortable beds, refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffee maker. Also all of the room have free wireless internet and the beautiful view of the lake.

The S & W Motel is another nearby location to choose to rest at the end of the day. The motel offers newly remodeled rooms that include kitchens, wireless internet, and jacuzzi suites. Located in Sandpoint as well, the views of the lake and its close proximity to Schweitzer Mountain ski resort make this accommodation amazing.