Schweitzer Mountain Resort is a ski resort in the western United States in northern Idaho, 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Sandpoint. Located in Bonner County in the Selkirk Mountains, it overlooks Lake Pend Oreille to the southeast with views of the Bitterroot and Cabinet mountain ranges. The ski area is approximately 45 miles (72 km) south of the Canadian border.
Schweitzer Mountain has a summit elevation of 6,400 feet (1,951 m) above sea level with a vertical drop of 2,440 feet (744 m). There are 92 named runs and open bowls on Schweitzer's skiable area of 2,900 acres (12 km2), and the average annual snowfall is over 300 inches (760 cm). The longest continuous groomed run is Little Blue Ridge Run, at 1.7 miles (2.7 km), and the uphill lift capacity is 12,502 passengers per hour.
Seven chairlifts (a high-speed six-pack, two high-speed quads, 1 fixed-grip triple, and 3 doubles) and 3 surface tows serve terrain rated at 20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% advanced, and 5% expert. The slopes on the front side (Schweitzer Basin) face east and south, those on the back side (Colburn Basin) face mostly northeast.
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