of the Top 25 Ski Resorts in North America"
Schweitzer Mountain: Skiing Magazine's Top 25 Ski Resorts - Schweitzer Ski Resort breaks the top list for the first time in 2007, being named #3 for Tree Skiing.
Seven Secret Snowy Stashes - Schweitzer gets named in this SkiSnowboard.com article
Best 'Overlooked' Ski Resorts - Schweitzer Mountain made the list in this November 2007 USA Today article.
Top 10 Dream Towns - Published in August 2008, Sunset Magazine states when crossing the Longbridge into Sandpoint "you know you're someplace special."
Sandpoint Winter Carnival provides perfect haven - Big Sky Journal in their December 2009 article suggested "Sandpoint, Idaho, may not be on your winter bucket list - but it should be."
Sandpoint and Mountain Real Estate still a good buy - Mountain Living says Sandpoint is one of 5 "mountain markets to watch," with their September 2008 market appraisal.
Best Small Town in US - In the August 2004 issue of Outside Magazine's Best Towns, Sandpoint was named the "The cool northwest's hot property."
Best Adventure Town - National Geographic Adventure put Sandpoint in their "best" category, touting not only our outdoors, but the civic minded spirit of the community in October 2009.
Best Small Town in the West - The LA Times takes note of Sunset Magazine naming Sandpoint the West's Best Small Town.
Sandpoint: Undiscovered Haven - Where to Retire magazine, with close to three million readers, directed retirees to Sandpoint in the December 2009 issue, proclaiming Sandpoint's "spectacular setting, fulfilling lifestyle and right prices."
Unforgettable Sandpoint - USA Today published a May 2007 article titled 15 Unforgettable Trips, with the travel writer beginning, "I was smitten with this lakefront town from the moment I saw it, tucked between the Cabinet and Selkirk mountains in Idaho's Panhandle like some Northwoods Brigadoon."
Top 10 Resort Towns - Ask Men noted Sandpoint's "breathtaking scenery is just the beginning," but you "discover there is much more to see."
Artist Haven - In the winter edition of SkyWest magazine, Sandpoint and Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort garnered, "When Mother Nature needs inspiration she goes to Sandpoint, Idaho"
Lakeside living that's far from the crowds - US News & World Report named Sandpoint one of the nation's top 10 retirement spots "that offer delightful surroundings and amenities but still are easy on the wallet," in this June 2007 Sandpoint profile
Fall Foliage; Bright Leaves, Big Country - The NY Times featured Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille in a guide for "leaf lovers" published October 2006
A great place to retire beyond Florida and Arizona - Writes Business Week in its July 2006 issue, “There's almost always something happening," for retirees.
Top 10 Ski Towns - Men's Journal ranks Sandpoint second in their "10 Coolest Mountain Towns" list of ski towns, joining Whistler Blackcomb, Telluride, Park City and others.
Idyllic Sandpoint - USA Today: "It's a Norman Rockwell-meets-Ansel Adams classic, brought to life every summer..." That's how USA Today describes Sandpoint in the major feature story on Sandpoint published August 2004.
Telecommuting Heaven - Forbes magazine
What are they saying about Schweitzer?
(Taken from the Schweitzer.com website)
"Unassuming and uncrowded,
Schweitzer averages 100 more annual inches of snow than Sun Valley."
- Ski Magazine, December 2007
Schweitzer employee Al Rhodes' and his truck are featured on the cover for his win at the Top Truck Challenge.
- Four Wheeler Magazine, December 2007
"condos, lodges and high-speed quads have ratcheted Schweitzer's image up a few notches, but locals hold their own here..."
- Skywest Magazine, November/December 2007
photo - "Kyler Cooley skips across the Pend (Oreille) in fading light"
- The Ski Journal, Volume Two - Number One
"Go before everyone else discovers Schweitzer's 6,400-foot-high Selkirk spine and 1200 acres of tamarack glades and curvy bowls."
- Skiing Magazine, November 2007
"Last winter's visit nearly blew my helmet off: Schweitzer now boasts the acreage, lifts, lodging and amenities to rival the finest resorts in North America."
- Horizon Air Magazine, November 2007
"#21 in the 25 Best Resorts in
North America and #3 for tree skiing"
- Skiing Magazine, October 2007
"a relatively hidden gem.....Schweitzer resembles the beauty of that other mountain on the lake known as Tahoe"
- Powder Magazine, October 2007
"Schweitzer has the mountain conditions that skiers and snowboarders crave"
- Empire Builder Magazine, Fall/Winter 2007
"Stand at the top and feast your eyes on three mountian ranges, three states, Canada and beautiful Lake Pend Oreille."
- Skier News, 2008 season
"#1 Ski Resort in the Inland
Northwest" - 13 years straight!
- Pacific Northwest Inlander Reader's Poll, March 2007
"This mountain is a hidden
- Western Parent, February/March 2007
"the largest and most posh of the five hills in the Inland Northwest..."
- AP article in The Washington Times, CNN.com and others, Jan 2007
"10 Undiscovered Ski Spots"
- MSN Travel, November 2006
"Where to go for the Holidays"
- Travel and Leisure Magazine, November 2006
"10 Best Northwest Resorts/Park & Pipe"
- Transworld Snowboarding, November 2005
"10 Coolest Mountain Towns -
- Mens Journal, November 2005
"Great Adventure Town - Where
to Live and Play Now"
- National Geographic Adventure, September 2004
"A Norman Rockwell meets Ansel Adams classic"
- USA Today, August 20, 2004
"The twin playgrounds of the lake and 8,000
foot peaks prevent any dead spots on the calendar."
- Outside Magazine, August 2004
"Best Small Town in The West - Sandpoint,
- Sunset Magazine, January, 2004
"Big Slopes and small-town charm at Northern
Idaho's up-and-coming resort."
- Sunset Magazine, December 2003
"Legend has it that Schweitzer got its name
from an old Swiss hermit who lived at the base of the mountains in the
1800s. He'd be shocked at the changes in the neighborhood today, but the
view remains the same: spectacular."
- Seattle Magazine, November 2002
"Schweitzer is one of those little-known gems
of the Northwest. It's difficult to see how this huge place remains
hidden though 2,500 acres of skiing terrain, a vertical drop of near
2,500 feet, trails that stretch more than two miles. There are 59 named
trails, and a good amount of bowl skiing (open snow fields with few or
no trees to get in the way)."
- msn.com, October 29, 2002
Reader's Poll: #3 for snow quality
- Transworld Snowboarding, 2002
Editor's Pick #4
- SKI Magazine, October, 2002
"Melting spring snows at Schweitzer reveal a
mossy labyrinth of mountain bike trails that accommodates every level of
rider. There are brutal climbs and technical rock descents, like the
exhilerating Butt Slide Rock and Moffit's Edge. Intermediate rides for
mortals exist too, mixing woods, ridges and crumbling granite on
swooping, leisurely riders."
- SKI Magazine, May/June, 2002
"If you missed buying in Aspen or Steamboat
Springs, where prices have gotten unspeakable over the past 15 years,
consider this ski area 50 miles from the Canadian border. Sandpoint sits
amid the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains but it's not just another Swiss
Miss copy of the Alps."
- Smart Money, February 2002
"Sweet Schweitzer: Sparkling ski slopes in
Idaho are poised for discovery. Spruced up mountain resort may be the
Next Big Thing...With Magnum hits of sunshine, 300 inches of fluffy
snowfall a year and just a little more than two hours form Seattle by
plane and car, he'd parked at what would become one of the best ski
spots in the Northwest"
- Seattle Post Intelligencer, January 31, 2002