Ski or Board North Idaho

Schweitzer Mountain Resort, one of the premier winter resorts in the Northwest overlooking the town of Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille, is famous for its massive bowls and breathtaking views.
Lookout Pass Ski Area (the best learning hill in the Northwest and a phenomenal value for beginners) is on the Montana-Idaho border near Wallace. Its ‘sack lunch’ style and home-town hospitality make this the local area family favorite.
Ski North Idaho
Cross country skiing is a great way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors at a leisurely pace. A wide variety of terrain awaits, including a well-maintained trail system at Farragut State Park. A catalog of Nordic trails is available from the Idaho State Department of Parks & Recreation. Call (208) 769-1511.
The Centennial Trail, which runs from the east end of Lake Coeur d’Alene to Spokane, through Post Falls is a favorite for local enthusiasts.
Over 8 miles of trails are ready for exploration at Schweitzer Mountain Resort who also hosts two fun Nordic races annually – the Cougar Gulch 10K/5K and the Great Scott 10k/5k.
Each winter the Priest Lake Golf Course becomes The Nordic Sports Center at Priest Lake offering some of the finest groomed trails in the area.
The State Parks Annual Passport is $10 for Idaho residents and $40 for nonresidents (plus tax) and is good for day use at all of Idaho’s state parks. Cross country skiing at Priest Lake, Round Lake, Farragut and Winchester Lake state parks is offered at no additional charge. Passes are available at any state park or locally at 2750 Kathleen Avenue, Coeur d’Alene.
The Park N’ Ski Pass is $25 (plus tax) and allows you to park and ski at 11 back country sites across the state. Passes can be purchased at regional offices of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, as well as most cross country ski shops statewide.
North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits program offers ski, snowboard, snowshoe and mountaineering equipment for rent.