Nestled in a basin at the base of the foothills of the Selkirk Mountains overlooking Lake Pend Oreille, Schweitzer Mountain offers 2900 acres of lift accessible in-bounds terrain. Averaging an annual snowfall of 300 inches, Schweitzer’s 92 designated trails include two open bowls - Schweitzer Bowl and Outback Bowl. 10% of the terrain is beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% advanced and 15% is expert. Accommodating every level of skier and rider, Schweitzer also has an open gate policy for access to out-of-bounds terrain that spans over 200 additional miles of the Selkirk Mountains.
Schweitzer is quickly developing somewhat of a cult following. It's small, peaceful, there are no crowds, it is delightfully unpretentious, and the resort has a nice local feel to it.
Ski Magazine has voted Schweitzer as “the best kept secret in North America”, but this may be a slight exaggeration. Schweitzer is uncrowded and a hidden gem relative to larger ski resorts such as Aspen or Vail, but it’s definitely not deserted and it doesn’t feel like you’re skiing on your own private mountain (unless you go cat skiing with off piste). Despite Schweitzer already being well and truly discovered, the locals think it’s a well kept secret, so we’ll let them keep thinking that!
We will be staying at the Selkirk Lodge, With ski-in/ski-out access, Selkirk Lodge allows you more time for downhill skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. You can visit the spa to be pampered with massages or body scrubs, and Mojo Coyote Cafe, one of 2 restaurants, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast and lunch. An outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like bathrobes and memory foam beds with premium linens. Skiers will appreciate the free ski shuttle, along with access to ski passes, storage, and rentals.
Number of Skiers: 30
- Delta Airlines - Dulles (IAD) to Spokane
- Seven nights at the Selkirk Lodge (ski in/out)
- Welcome reception party
- 5-day lift ticket
- Ground transportation to and from the airport and accommodations
Full Package Cost: $2,090
Through December 6, 2018 a $50 cancellation fee is assessed.
After December 6, 2018, $50 plus all unrecoverable expenses if a replacement is not found.
Payment Schedule (per person):
Advance Deposit: $500
Full balance: of $1,590 is due on September 2, may be paid by credit card or check.
You may also pay in three monthly installments (by check only, not by credit card):
Please mail payment checks to SCWDC, 5309 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207. Do NOT mail payment checks to the trip leader.
If sign-up is after 12/06/2018, full payment is due immediately.
Participants must be current SCWDC members, or members of a BRSC affiliated ski club. You can sign up as a member online HERE.