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Schweitzer, Idaho

Schweitzer in Sandpoint, Idaho, covers a wide expanse of 2,500 acres (10.1 square kilometers). The largest resort in Idaho, it's long been a retreat favored by snow enthusiasts. Advanced and expert snowboarders can enjoy the Outback Bowl and Glade-iater, two of the resort's natural chutes and bowls. The Stomping Grounds Terrain Park covers a vast 50 acres (0.2 square kilometers), offering a variety of terrain for beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert riders and more tabletops, jumps and rails than you can imagine.

Located between the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains and overlooking Lake Pend Oreille, the view from Schweitzer is breathtaking. Although the mountain is not as elevated as the Rockies, it gets plenty of snow from the Selkirks. The snow here is not too dry and not too wet, giving it the nickname "Panhandle Premix."