Near Sandpoint, the Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort has 58 runs spread over 2,900 acres served by six lifts that access a maximum vertical of 2,400 feet. The Schwietzer ski area is known for very dry, powder snow and its 6 high speed quads. There is an open boundary policy, but who needs it with glade runs like Big Timber.
To find alittle adventure, head up Chair 6 to the backside to explore cliffs, bowls and glades.
For some apres ski action, try checking out Taps. When it comes to nightlife, the best chance is at Pucci's Pub.
To reach the snowboarding at Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort from Couer d'Alene, use Exit #12 from US90. Head north on US95 for 35 miles to Sandpoint. Continue across Long Bridge following the main road through town. Turn left onto Schweitzer Cut-Off Road (corner of Burger King and the Schweitzer Conoco Station). Turn right at the "T" intersection onto North Boyer Road. Turn left at the Welcome To Schweitzer sign. Follow the road up the mountain for 9 miles. Stay in the center lane and pull right in for parking.
Overall, Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort is the 3rd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 12 snowboarding resorts in Idaho.