Are you looking for a true mountain vacation for you and the family this summer? Are you dreaming of a beautiful and peaceful summer getaway filled with outdoor activities for all ages? Look no further than the Schweitzer Mountain Resort, located in the scenic Selkirk mountain range above Sandpoint, Idaho!
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is 45 minutes north of Coeur d’Alene and an hour and a half from the Spokane Airport. If you don’t think your kids will make it on a road trip from Vancouver, Seattle, Portland or Boise, you can book a flight to Spokane, save your gas money and spend a full weekend enjoying everything Schweitzer has to offer!
Schweitzer isn’t just a winter destination for the snow bunnies, summertime is filled with scenic chairlift rides, hiking, mountain biking, zip lining, and more activities for all ages. Stay in a comfortable mountain lodge or condo, and enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tubs after a day of adventure, or experience the onsite spa. The onsite restaurants cater to every taste bud, and wine tasting at Gourmandie is a perfect way to end the day. Don’t forget to check out the new Sky House lodge while taking in the panoramic view of three states, Canada, and the breathtaking Lake Pend Oreille! The resort offers over 20 miles of hiking trails with breathtaking views, including a picturesque hike to Colburn Lake. Schweitzer has a variety of trails to choose from!
Mountain activities include:
Village activities include:
You can also plan your vacation around one of Schweitzer’s exciting summer events!
Schweitzer Mountain Resort 7B Sunday – June 25
Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s “7B Sunday” celebrates the start of the summer season! Artisans, food vendors and other organizations from Bonner County all convene on Schweitzer for a day full of music and fun. Summer activities include zip lining, monkey jumper, climbing wall, scenic chairlift rides and more! It’s a great day to take in the views and explore the summer side of Schweitzer!
Northwest WineFEST – July 15-16
Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s third annual Northwest WineFEST is a two-day event celebrating Pacific Northwest wines. Guests can enjoy sampling some fantastic vintages and listen to live music in the village.
Huckleberry Color Fun Run & Walk – August 6
Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s Huckleberry Color Fun Run & Walk is fun for all ages. Participants will run through the forest and get showered with color by the forest urchins as they complete the run! This family fun run offers a 2.5K or 5K course and is great for runners of all ability levels.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s 25th Annual Fall Fest – September 1-4
Fall Fest is the Northwest’s premier craft beer festival, which happens at Schweitzer over Labor Day Weekend. Guests can enjoy three days of craft beers, food, activities and live music all weekend long!
A full list of summer events can be found here.
Book weekend or a week long stay now at Schweitzer Mountain Resort!
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
10,000 Schweitzer Mountain Road
Sandpoint, ID 83864
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