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Fri., March 8, 2013, 1:16 p.m.

National Geographic Touts Sandpoint

National Geographic hails Sandpoint as one of the Top 10 up-and-coming ski towns in the country:

Deep in the Idaho panhandle, 60 miles shy of the Canadian border, the backwoods logging town of Sandpoint has been transformed into a ski town and a bohemian artists' haven of wineries and sushi bars. Sitting on the shore of the Tahoe-like Lake Pend Oreille and backed by the Selkirk Mountains, this eclectic town of 7,365 enjoys one of the most beautiful settings in the American West. It may be remote, but it’s also only 90 minutes from Spokane’s international airport, and Amtrak runs right through town. Though the last 15 years have seen golf courses and condos sprout up like mushrooms after a Pacific Northwest rain, the town (and its ski slopes) never feel crowded. It may no longer be undiscovered, but it’s still undervisited. More here. (SR file photo: Kathy Plonka)

Question: Is Schweitzer your favorite ski area in the region?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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