The snowiest ski resort in the Inland Northwest is also the least expensive.
It’s always there standing over the Spokane region, beckoning skiers and snowboarders with its glistening slopes.
New owners have brought some new energy to 49 Degrees North.
For a big-mountain ski experience, Schweitzer Mountain Resort near Sandpoint is the place.
Two impressive peaks – Kellogg (6,300 feet) and Wardner (6,200 feet) – stand tall above the Silver Valley, grabbing onto passing storms and squeezing out the powder. In this sweet spot sits Silver Mountain Resort, featuring some of the region’s most challenging sustained drops, along with an array of likable cruisers.
The Idaho Ski Areas Association, a.k.a. Ski Idaho, elected Bogus Basin general manager Brad Wilson president of the 18-resort collective at its annual membership meeting last month. Wilson, who has worked in the resort industry for 42 years and at ski areas for all but nine of them, has helmed Bogus Basin since November 2015.