Ski Resorts

Top 2 Ski Resorts

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The top 2 ski resorts in Northern Idaho can be found within a 1 hour drive of Coeur d’Alene. There are more great mountains within that same short drive but how many mountains can you really ski this winter?  If you need more than 2 mountains, visit Vacation Rental Authority and ask about “Get Your Quad On.” You can ski 4 great mountains in just 1 week. They even pay for your lift tickets. That’s right, FREE lift tickets with your vacation rental reservation. Image, ski vacations, ski resorts

Getting back to our top 2 ski resorts near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, let’s introduce Silver Mountain Ski Resort and Schweitzer Ski Resort.  These mountains offer distinctly different skiing options with some great accessibility features that make getting to the slopes very easy. They also offer some great skiing, lifts and onsite amenities that make the day fun for the whole family. Let’s take a look at these ski resorts in a little more detail.

Silver Mountain Ski Resort

This ski resort is accessible by the worlds longest gondola making your trip to the mountain easy. You just take the freeway to Kellogg, grab your gear and relax on the gondola while you are whisked up to the slopes.

There are plenty of lifts to carry skiers to the top so if there are any lines they are short. The terrain is varied and offers challenges for all levels.  The tubing hill is fun for children and food is available at the lodge.

  1. 73 trails
  2. 5 chair lifts / 1 High speed quad
  3. 1600 acres
  4. longest trail 2.5 miles
  5. 2,200 vertical feet
  6. Terrain park, Tubing Hill and magic carpet
  7. On mountain cafeteria style dining
  8. $52 adult lift tickets

Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort

This ski resort offers a huge variety of dining and some shopping at the Alpine Village, enough to keep family and non skiers happy while you get your last run in, again and again.  Find cafeteria style dining or find a table at one of the many restaurants. The Village is entertaining and fun for the whole family even before you get to the actual skiing.

To get to the top of the mountain you can drive up the well maintained winding mountain road to several large parking areas at the top.  Don’t worry if the upper lot is closed, you can ski from the lower lot and ride the lift back to get your lift ticket. At least once. Another great option is to ride the bus up to the ski resort.  Buses run every 30 minutes from the lower lot to the top of the mountain. Cost? it’s only $2.

  1. 94 Trails and incredible open glade skiing
  2. 9 Chair lifts / 6 pack chair / 2 quads
  3. 2900 acres
  4. 92 trails
  5. 2400 vertical feet
  6. Terrain Park
  7. Several on mountain dining choices
  8. $71 adult lift tickets

Vacation Rental Authority offers discount lift ticket packages to 4 great ski resorts in Idaho.  VRA also has resort quality lodging in Coeur d’Alene so you can get to all the great ski locations in Northern Idaho. Ask for your free booking service to get exactly what you want from your winter vacation.

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