The Perfect Idaho Vacation

Outside Magazine said Sandpoint, Idaho, has "...the most enviable outdoor recreation."

National Geographic Magazine described this area as "one of the ten most scenic and desirable areas in the country. An undiscovered Aspen of the Northwest on a spectacular lake."

Sunset Magazine named Sandpoint "The Best Small Town in the West" in their January 2004 issue. All of these accolades are a true testament to the beauty and serenity of the area. But the true beauty for the mountain sports lover lies 11 miles from downtown Sandpoint.

Schweitzer Mountain is the main attraction in the wintertime. With a world-class ski and snowboard resort so close to town, you can soak up plenty of light, dry Idaho powder snow. Skiing, snowboarding, skating and snowmobiling are all available during the winter months.

And since the area is still relatively sparsely populated, Schweitzer Mountain real estate is still affordable unlike some other destination resorts in Idaho.

Tucked into the Selkirk Mountains, Schweitzer Mountain Resort overlooks Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille. Schweitzer has huge bowls and breathtaking views that skiers and riders dream of visiting. Since Schweitzer has only 2900 acres of skiable terrain, but sits on 7,000 acres of total land, there is plenty of development planned on Schweitzer Mountain real estate. The new ownership group plans to continue fulfilling its 10 year master plan, which includes a comprehensive village environment, additional lodging, as well as upgraded facilities and additional mountain offerings.

During the summer months, most people assume ski resorts remain dormant waiting for the fall snows and the return of winter. Dormancy is not a term associate with Schweitzer Mountain real estate. Schweitzer hosts a year-round growing resort community of commercial businesses, private residential homes, and condos units. Summer activities include scenic hiking, mountain biking, paintball, disc golf and horseback riding.

The village design is a testament to Schweitzer Mountain's real estate development. The Chimney Rock Grill is the winner of the Wine Spectator's 2003 & 2004 Restaurant Wine Award. The Mojo Coyote Café provides coffee and espresso, along with other breakfast sundries. The Alpenglow Deli & Ice Cream satisfies your sweet tooth, while Thor's Pizza provides gourmet pizzas and beer for those with a big thirst and appetite.

Assorted retail shopping experiences also await you in the village of Schweitzer Mountain. Real estate was allotted for lifestyle clothing as well as a hardgoods gear store. If you forgot your toothbrush, the Mountain Market has your needs covered along with your typical grocery items.