Find holiday magic in Sandpoint, Idaho

Here’s a New Year’s resolution that the whole family will appreciate: Make a getaway to the winter wonderland of Sandpoint, Idaho. Embrace family fun with thrilling skiing and snowboarding at Schweitzer, tube down the snowy slopes of Hermit’s Hollow, or explore Pine Street Woods by cross-country ski, snowshoe or fat-tire bike. Create magical memories with sleigh and wagon rides at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. Take in terrific entertainment, with music, festivals and holiday events galore. Go  shopping at Sandpoint’s unique shops and galleries, then indulge in delectable cuisine at more 40 restaurants. Your unforgettable winter adventure awaits. 

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Ski or ride at Schweitzer mountain

Just 20 minutes from downtown Sandpoint is the Northwest’s largest ski mountain. With 2,900 acres of varied terrain for all skill levels,  92 named runs, 10 lifts, tubing at Hermit’s Hollow and twilight skiing, Schweitzer has something fun for every family member. There’s terrific dining and entertainment in the village, too. 

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Bike and XC ski at Pine Street Woods

Sandpoint’s new community forest has miles of free groomed trails for cross-country skiers, snowshoers and snow bikers, making Pine Street Woods a terrific family destination. Little more than 2 miles from downtown Sandpoint, ski and snowshoe is rental provided onsite by the Sandpoint Nordic Club at reasonable rates. 

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Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride

Just possibly Idaho’s premier dude ranch, Western Pleasure Guest Ranch offers horse-drawn sleigh and wagon rides through a winter wonderland. Located about 25 acres, ride as part of a stay at the ranch lodging, as part of a day excursion, or enjoy a sleigh ride, dinner and concert event. 

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Enjoy dining, shopping, entertainment

Sandpoint’s magnificent natural lake-and-mountain setting is perfectly complemented by its thriving downtown and vibrant arts, entertainment and restaurants. Downtown Sandpoint has unique shops and galleries for shoppers, terrific spas, a rich entertainment scene with performing arts at the state-0f-the-art Hive concert house and historic Panida Theater, and fine restaurants galore. 

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Make it a weekend, or a week! Pick your Sandpoint lodging:

Sandpoint offers a wide variety of lodging options for individuals, couples, families and groups – from waterfront luxury vacation rentals, convenient downtown hotels to rustic ranch cabins in the wilderness.

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