Getting to Schweitzer Mountain Resort - Sandpoint, Idaho

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Page Title: Getting to Schweitzer Mountain Resort - Sandpoint, Idaho
Page Synopsis: Provides directions and transportation options for getting to Schweitzer Mountain Resort, located in Sandpoint, Idaho.



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Getting to Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Background:
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is located 11 miles from the town of Sandpoint, on the northern portion of Idaho’s panhandle. Nestled in the Selkirk Mountains and miles from the hustle and bustle of a big city, Schweitzer is surprisingly easy to get to, with several convenient travel options available by land, air and track. The following information will make it simple for anyone to steal away for a Schweitzer wintertime vacation or find their way around the Inland Northwest once they’ve arrived.

By Land:
From I-90 east or west, take the US-95 exit (number 12) in Coeur d Alene, Idaho, and head north to Sandpoint. Go through Sandpoint on US-95 until it intersects with Hwy- 200. Take a left to stay on Hwy-95. Continue driving to the next stop light. Take a left on Schweitzer Cut Off Road. At the “T” go right on North Boyer and drive about one-half mile until reaching the Schweitzer sign. Go left and travel 11 miles uphill to Schweitzer.

Approximate travel times by car to Schweitzer Mountain Resort:
- From Spokane, Wash. 1.5 hours
- From Missoula, Mont. 3.5 hours
- From Tri-Cities, Wash. 4.5 hours
- From Seattle, Wash. 6 hours
- From Portland, Ore. 8 hours

By Air:
Spokane International Airport is the nearest major airport to Schweitzer. Information on flight times and facilities can be found at www.spokaneairports.net. The airport is serviced by most major carriers, including United, Delta, Northwest, Southwest and Alaska, among others. Sandpoint also hosts a 6,000-ft., private airfield. Air transportation and car rentals can be booked at http://www.schweitzer.com/lodging.html.

Ground shuttle services between Spokane and Schweitzer Mountain Resort include:

Moose Express Limo Service
- Round-trip for one is $140*; two persons is $160*
- Reservations are required 24 hours in advance
- More information is available at www.mooseexpress.com or 208.255.2755
*Rates are subject to change without notice - call for current rates*

Pay Less Limo Service
- One-way trips are $85* for two people
- Reservations are required 24 hours in advance
- More information is available at: 888.870.7433
*Rates are subject to change without notice - call for current rates*

Car Rental:
Spokane International Airport has most major car rental companies. A full list is available at the airport’s homepage, www.spokaneairports.net.

Some include:
- Budget Reservations at www.budget.com or 800.527.0700
- Dollar Reservations at www.dollar.com or 800.800.4000
- National Reservations at www.nationalcar.com or 800.227.7368
- Avis Reservations at www.avis.com or 800.331.1212
- Hertz Reservations at www.hertz.com or 800.654.3131
- Enterprise Reservations at www.enterprise.com or 800.325.8007

By Train:
Amtrak serves Sandpoint from a number of major U.S. cities, including Seattle, Portland, Ore., Chicago, and St. Paul, Minn. The most up-to-date information on Amtrak rates, departures and arrivals is available at www.amtrak.com.

In Town:
Getting around Sandpoint is made easy with the following transportation options:

Bonner Cab Service
- One-way trips between Sandpoint and Schweitzer are about $20* per person
- More information is available at 888.870.7433
*Rates are subject to change without notice - call for current rates*

Schweitzer Shuttle
- Guests can park at the base of Schweitzer Mountain Road and ride to the Village
- Shuttles run weekdays and weekends
- Fares are $1* each way
- Children six and under ride free with an adult
- Tickets are available at Schweitzer Guest Services or The Alpine Shop in Sandpoint
- More information is available at Schweitzer’s home page or by calling 1.800.831.8810
*Rates are subject to change without notice - call for current rates*

Parking:
Complimentary underground parking is available to overnight guests at the Selkirk and White Pine Lodges. Day guests have access to on-mountain parking at the Fall Line or Gateway Lots. Musical Chairs Lift 2 takes visitors to the mountain base area for free. Guests can also take the Schweitzer shuttle, which runs from satellite parking lots.





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