Ski Resorts and Winter Activities


Although winter can bring some unknowns to life for folks here in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; it is a much-anticipated season for locals, and outdoor enthusiasts who have grown up loving the activities a fresh snow fall offers. Look beyond the speed sledding at Cherry Hill and check out some of our wonderful ski and snowboarding mountains. 

Schweitzer Resort

Just North on 1-95, Schweitzer Resort is known as our mountain capable of satisfying all skiing and snowboarding levels with various lifts to choose from. They even offer tubing for those adverse to being on your feet while flying down the mountain. Schweitzer Resort brings out a community feel in the winter months for sure, but they also host an assortment of summer activities ranging from bike rentals, kids summer camps and huckleberry picking. Visit for updates and details. 

Lookout Pass

If you are looking to reach out to try some other options for our winter months, head East out of Coeur d Alene to Lookout Pass. Lookout Pass is a family friendly place to go to ski or snowboard. They offer three terrain parks, which are very popular amongst the thrill-seeking younger kids! Lookout is famous for their “Free Ski School for Children” as well. Visit Lookout Pass in the summer for scenic chair lift rides and downhill mountain biking. Keep up to speed with their activities by going to 

Silver Mountain

Silver Mountain is our last but certainly not least, must ride, see, hike, tube, and swim resort in North Idaho. While this resort also offers the skiing and snowboarding you may be looking for, Silver is known for Silver Rapids Indoor Water Park, Idaho’s largest indoor water park! Bring the whole family for some North Idaho fun or make it a romantic weekend and visit Silver Mountain’s ‘Solitude Massage & Spa’ for some down time. Go to to learn more about their amazing bike park and hiking. 

Hiking Trails in Kootenai and Bonner County

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” – John Muir It is safe to say that more and more people are gravitating to the Pacific Northwest. And why wouldn’t they? The land is filled with beautiful mountains, covered…

Farms and Markets in Kootenai County

If by chance you prefer one stop shopping for your farming needs, Kootenai County offers two, well known, Farmer’s Markets from May through October, on Wednesday and Saturdays. Our Hayden market is located off Prairie and the 95 and is open for business on Saturday mornings rain or shine! If you happen to be in...

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