Winter Getaways At The Schweitzer Mountain Resort
There are truly remarkable recreational opportunities in every
region of Idaho – hiking, skiing, whitewater rafting, fishing,
hunting, camping and much more. Idaho mountain ski resorts are ready
to see the snow fly on another outstanding ski season. New lifts,
runs and facilities abound, making this winter in Idaho really
sizzle as a vacation spot to remember. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, located in North Idaho, is becoming
an all-season, destination resort overlooking Lake Pend Oreille.
With more than 2,500 acres of skiable downhill terrain and eight
lifts, including Idaho’s only high-speed, six-passenger chairlift,
this mountain resort is already a spectacular family or solo
The resort’s newest features include recently constructed ski-in,
ski-out accommodations and additions to the Stomping Grounds Terrain
Park, which include the new Terrain Garden, featuring entry-level
and intermediate jumps and rails, along with the addition of six
Planet Snow Design rails. Another new adventure to be had at
Schweitzer is SHERPA-cat skiing, backcountry skiing for the
experienced skier, on the west-facing backside of the mountain.
The Selkirk Powder Company offers trips into 4,000 acres and
along 1.5 miles of privately owned ridgeline of backcountry
wilderness, with open fields and natural bowls, perfect for those
wanting to get away from the crowd. Other winter adventures
include snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling.
Those looking for a more low-key adventure will enjoy an
afternoon at the day spa, mountain market, swimming pool, fitness
center or movie theater. Accommodations range from individual guest
rooms to condominium suites in an extraordinary alpine-village
Stella is Idaho's only 6 person high-speed chairlift whisks visitors up
1550 feet in a mere 5 1⁄2 minutes. The loading station of the chairlift is
a themed ride created by Disney Imagineer Geoff Puckett. Enter the loading
station and step back into time into Phineus Schweitzer's inventor's barn.
He named the lift in honor of his wife Stella so they could transport the
4 kids and themselves to the ridge top. Visitors to Stella are treated to
some of the most family-oriented ski terrain on the mountain; The
Northwest Territory consists of beautifully groomed and lightly-gladded
runs on a gentle slope.
By Melody Schubert
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