Schweitzer Mountain Resort


Driving Distance: 1hr 47min (86.7 mi)


Acreage:  2,900

Vertical Drop: 2,400

Terrain Profile: 10% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 35% Advanced, 15% Expert:

Lift Ticket Cost: $71.10, with college student ID (10% off original price of $79.00)

Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, 9-3:30/4

Description: Enjoy the largest ski resort in the Spokane area with the most vertical drop.  Stand at the top 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. Schweitzer offers diverse advanced terrain from the steep chutes off Lakeside, to open powder bowls and incredible tree skiing. Then return to the top quickly thanks to several high-speed lifts.

Guide Review:

Schweitzer Mountain is an awesome place to have a ski adventure. From the
bunny hill to the t-bar there are a variety of options for all levels of skiers and
snowboarders. Schweitzer has a beautiful view from the top that looks over the 
lake and town of Sand Point, although the view isn’t always available due to the 
fog that sometimes overtakes the top of the mountain. I love skiing at Schweitzer 
because there are a lot of runs and you can get away from the crowds and into the 
trees. I have had great cruiser days and also hard sweat-dripping powder days. The 
atmosphere here is crazy and fun, many of the lifts have different themes, and one of 
the lifts even blasts music at the top. Overall, Schweitzer has a fun atmosphere with
great skiing that provides fun for all kinds of skiers and snowboarders.
-Kelsey McLean

Must Ski Runs:

  • Little Blue Ridge Run
  • Headwall
  • Zip Down
  • Lakeside Bowl
  • Pucci’s Chutes

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