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Terrain Parks - Schweitzer Mountain

Riders Guide

This is a phenomenal resort with a total of nine lifts, comprising of one surface lift, one handle tow, two t-bar, four double chairs, one high-speed quad, and one high-speed six-passenger. The lifts take you to 82 trails where you can board on their longest run of 14,256 feet. Their trails are rated 20 percent for beginners, 40 percent for intermediates, 35 percent for advanced, and you can bet that you'll be heading for the 5 percent of the trails that are ranked for experts.

Parks and Pipes

This is the mountain where snowboarders go in their Idaho dreams. The vast array of natural chutes and bowls are all rated advanced or expert. Try the Outback Bowl and Glade-iater and see if you can avoid becoming a tree ornament. Stomping Grounds Terrain Park is one of the biggest terrain parks in the  world, spreading out over a gigantic 50 acres with an incredible selection of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain with all the jumps, rails, and tabletops you can handle. Best of all, it's open for night riding!

Out of Bounds

Sandpoint’s Winter Carnival in January has snow sculpture displays, ice skating celebrations, all sorts of special events and most important of all, parties, parties, parties. Hermit's Hollow Tubing Center is the obligatory weekend activity. Be sure not to miss out on getting a ticket. Schweitzer Mountain is one of the state's favorite places to get wild and crazy in the powder. You can choose from a selection of pulse-pounding outdoor sports such as hot air ballooning, ice skating, jeeping and off-road driving, cross-country skiing, fishing, rock and ice climbing, snowcatting, horseback riding, sledding, and snowmobiling.

Hangout & Hookup

Taps Lounge really gets radical on weekends with live bands that will rock your world. In between sets, check out the billiards, foosball, and air hockey. Jorge's Cantina serves up absolutely fantastic Tex-Mex with huge margaritas. To sample some really amazing beers and other special drinks, check out A & P Bar and Pucci's Pub. Great après ski or anytime hangouts include Roxy's, The Beach House Lounge, and Mitzy's. For mellow hours, try the piano bar at Downtown Crossing. Go play some shuffleboard, billiards, board games, and darts upstairs at Eichardt's. There's a fun cocktail lounge at The Hydra Steakhouse, go crazy on sushi and saketini at Oishii Sushi, and don't miss Sandpoint's brewpub, MickDuff's Brewing Company, where they even serve a microbrewed root beer for the under 21 crowd. Nighttime in Sandpoint is Synergy Nightclub time. You'll find it on the second floor of the Pastime Building, and delivers the hottest live music every weekend so you can drink, dance, and socialize.