Hey there, Gear Heads! Are you ready to shred the slopes this winter here in North Idaho? Lucky for us, we have not one, not two, but FIVE amazing ski resorts, all within 90 minutes from Coeur d’Alene! We are truly spoiled for choice regarding hitting the pow this winter season. So let’s strap on our skis and look at these winter wonderlands.
First up, we have Lookout Pass. This resort is located 70 miles from Coeur d’Alene, making it the perfect destination for a quick day trip. With over 1,100 skiable acres and 52 runs, Lookout Pass is a great place for beginners and experts. And did we mention that they get over 400 inches of snowfall annually? Get ready to dig out your snorkel, folks!
Next on our list is Silver Mountain Resort. This gem is located just 30 minutes from Coeur d’Alene, making it the perfect spot for those who are less patient when waiting to hit the slopes. With over 1,600 skiable acres and 73 runs, there is something for everyone at Silver Mountain. And let’s not forget about the famous Silver Rapids indoor waterpark. What better way to relax after skiing than to dip in the heated pools?
We have Schweitzer, located just 45 miles from Coeur d’Alene. This resort boasts over 2,900 skiable acres and 92 runs, making it the largest ski resort in the area. But it’s not just about the skiing at Schweitzer. With stunning views of Lake Pend Oreille and various dining options, including Chimney Rock Grill, you can make a whole day out of your visit.
Fourth on our list is Mt. Spokane, just 25 miles from Coeur d’Alene. This resort has 1,425 skiable acres and 52 runs, making it a great option for a day trip. But what sets Mt. Spokane apart is the night skiing. That’s right, folks, you can hit the slopes under the stars until 9 pm on weekends and holidays. Talk about a unique winter experience!
Lastly, we have 49 Degrees North, just 60 miles from Coeur d’Alene. This resort has over 2,200 skiable acres and 82 runs, making it another great option for a day trip. But what makes 49 Degrees North special is the family-friendly atmosphere. With a dedicated kids’ ski school and various non-ski activities, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.
So there you have it, five amazing ski resorts, all within 90 minutes from Coeur d’Alene. We are truly spoiled for choice when hitting the slopes this winter. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting, there is a resort for you. So grab your gear and hit the road. The pow is waiting for you!