Head up Schweitzer Mountain Road just past Bonners Ferry, North of Sandpoint Idaho and you're at the gorgeous Schweitzer Mountain Resort. This is a ski resort community 11 miles northwest of Sandpoint in Bonner County and 45 miles south of the Canadian border. It's located in the breathtaking Selkirk Mountains and overlooks Lake Pend Oreille. Residents and guests enjoy spectacular views of the Bitterroot and Cabinet Mountain ranges.
The Schweitzer Mountain has a summit elevation of 6,400 feet above sea level and receives about 300 inches of snowfall per year. Seven chairlifts and three surface tows offer resort guests access to 92 runs and open bowls on Schweitzer's skiable area of 2,900 acres.
Schweitzer, German for "Swiss", was named after an old hermit who lived at the bottom of the basin that had migrated here after being in the Swiss military. In 1963, the Schweitzer Basin opened as a day lodge with a mile-long double chairlift. Business quickly took off and what was initially planned as a weekend only ski area now operated seven days a week. In 1988 the ski area was renamed the Schweitzer Mountain Resort and begin offering hiking trails and mountain bike rentals as well. After this, the Schweitzer Resort became it premier destination with many additions and improvements such as the Schweitzer Village. These condominiums and hotels such as the Selkirk Lodge in the White Pine Lodge offer hundreds of private residences and condominiums throughout the lower and upper village area. In 2007 the Schweitzer Mountain Land and Timber Company developed 35 new ski in/ski out lots which were approved for 1 to 4 units per lot. This opened up the subdivision known as Trappers Creek. Shortly thereafter the Gray Hawk neighborhood was developed and in 2008 developers build up to five new condominium buildings.
Mountainside is the newest slopeside community resort offering 34 single-family homes and premium lots for custom construction. Many of these homes feature gorgeous hardwood floors and breathtaking granite countertops as well as imported cabinetry throughout. These are great homes for those that choose to enjoy the outdoors and simplify their life in the Schweitzer Mountain community. Several of these communities offer common area pools and spas. And of course don't forget the outstanding views you'll get when you choose a home in Schweitzer. Watch skiers from your window cascading down the mountain or head out your backyard for a peaceful and scenic Nordic snowshoe adventure. Life at Schweitzer Mountain truly is everything you'd expect from a premier mountain resort; An expansive playground and year-round beauty and outdoor activities. If you're interested in a home in the Schweitzer Mountain area please give us a call or start your search here first.