Schweitzer, Idaho

  • March 8, 2025 - March 15, 2025

  • Sandpoint, ID

Trip Overview

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Join BSSC as we head to the famous Selkirk Powder Triangle and Schweitzer ski area. Considered by many as the best skiing in Idaho and the best resort in the Pacific Northwest. Delightfully unpretentious, Schweitzer ranks as one of the nation’s top winter destinations with 2900 acres of amazing terrain thanks to two massive bowls and renowned tree skiing. Located in the rugged Selkirk Mountains of the northern Idaho panhandle, Schweitzer overlooks the lakeside town of Sandpoint, ID and offers breathtaking views of three states, Canada and the impressive Lake Pend Oreille.

An uncrowded hidden gem, Ski Magazine voted Schweitzer as “the best kept secret in North America”.  The terrain has lots of variety including wide open cruisers, steep corduroy, open bowls, and impressive tree skiing. The trail statistics are 10% beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% advanced and 15% expert, and the double blacks aren’t the pretend kind. Add to that, Schweitzer has its own cat skiing operation, Selkirk Powder, one of the best cat skiing outfits in the country.

We will be enjoying all of this from the ski in/ski out Selkirk Lodge, located right in the heart of the village.  Closest to the slopes, complete with an outdoor heated pool and hot tubs, Selkirk Lodge is the ultimate basecamp for a ski vacation adventure.

Schweitzer is on the Ikon Pass.  Join us for this incredible adventure.

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Trip Details

Trip Highlights

Trip Includes:

  • Round trip air Boston/Spokane on United (luggage/ski fees not included)
  • RT ground transfers airport/hotel
  • 7 nights Selkirk Lodge
  • BSSC escort
  • Lift passes NOT included.  $565 for a 5-day pass
  • Schweitzer is on the Ikon Pass
  • Meals are not included, plenty of on-site choices.  Discounts on food at many places with Ikon Pass.

Itinerary Highlights:

Below is an example itinerary for your trip. Your trip leaders will provide an updated itinerary after the group informational meeting just prior to trip departure. A Whatsapp will also be arranged prior to trip to stay up to date with the group itinerary.

Saturday, March 8

Meet everybody at the gate Saturday, March 8 and depart Logan airport 7:30AM with the BSSC group and arrive 12:40PM in Spokane. Gather at baggage claim and follow the trip leader/s to our private bus. It is about 2 hours (without traffic) to hotel. There should be time to rent skis/boards if need be, walk around village to get acclimated, relax and unwind.  Trip leader/s and the group will head out for dinner or explore on your own.  Trip leader/s will make plans to meet up for skiing and riding the next day!  Check whatsapp!  Head out for nightlife if you have the energy!

Sunday, March 9 – Friday, March 14

Ski, ski, ski! The Selkirk Lodge is true ski in/out. So roll out of bed at your leisure, enjoy a relaxing breakfast or get out there right away, it is totally up to you. There are many places to choose from for breakfast.  The trip leader/s and the group will decide the evening before where and when to go each day. You may join the trip leader/s and the group for skiing and riding or explore on your own. There is 2900 acres to enjoy, with terrain for all levels.  Open bowls, cruisers, tress, something for everybody.  If interested, try cat-skiing for some untracked pow.

Stop for lunch and enjoy iconic views of Lake Pend Oreille.

Enjoy the après ski scene and/or the great outdoor pool and hot tubs.  Trip leader/s will plan places to meet for après each day as well as group dinners and nightlife.

Schweitzer is on the Ikon Pass, so if you have an Ikon Pass you are all set.  If you would like, you may purchase with us a 5-day pass for $565 or may purchase lift tickets on your own as you need.

Saturday, March 15

Depart hotel with group for airport for 7:30AM flight and your return home after one incredible ski vacation! Bus departure time will be announced prior to trip or on the trip by the trip leader/s, but approx 3:30AM. Arrive back in Boston approx 5:30PM.

 

Tentative flight plan, subject to change.

United Airlines:

March 8           BOS-DEN       7:30AM-10:02AM     DEN-GEG       11:16AM-12:40PM
March 15         GEG-ORD      7:30AM-1:05PM        ORD-BOS       1:59PM-5:32PM

If you are arranging your own airfare, you may choose to take advantage of the private group shuttle from the airport to the hotel with the group. If so, you will need to make your travel arrangements as follows:

  • Arrive in Spokane (GEG) BEFORE 12:40PM on March 8 for group shuttle from airport to hotel.
  • Depart Spokane (GEG) AFTER 7:30AM on March 15 for group shuttle from hotel to the airport.
  • If you cannot meet the group shuttle, you will need to make your own transfer arrangements to/from the hotel at your own expense. The group shuttle cannot wait, nor be responsible for flight changes.
  • Please send Randy your flight schedule via email, randy@bssc.com.
  • We will send you an email prior to departure with the Boston group’s final flight schedule and where to meet everyone.
Location Detail

Mountain – Schweitzer

Approximately 2 hours from Spokane

Skiable terrain – 2,900 skiable acres
Base Elevation – 4,000 ft
Summit Elevation – 6,400 ft
Vertical – 2,400 ft
Lifts – 10
Trails – 92 plus open bowls

Hotel

We will be staying at the Selkirk Lodge.  Closest to the slopes, true ski in/ski out, and located right in the heart of the village.  Outdoor pool and hot tub.

Selkirk Lodge
10000 Schweitzer Mountain Rd
Sandpoint, ID 8386

877-487-4643
https://www.schweitzer.com/plan/selkirk-lodge?resultfiltervalue=S#/room

 

 

Trip Requirements

The hotel offers traditional standard rooms for 2 people.  Single rooms additional $1000 as available.

  • Double occupancy: $2499 per person before July 31 (we’ll match you with a roommate or request your own). $2649 as of August 1.
  • $500 non-refundable deposit to hold spot.
  • 2nd payment of $1500 per person due by Sept 6.
  • Balances due by Dec 6.
  • Single rooms: additional $1000, as available.
  • No air: deduct $550. You are on your own to meet us there.
  • No meals are included. Discounts on food, etc with an Ikon Pass.
  • Lift passes are not included! Schweitzer is on the Ikon Pass.   Get an Ikon Pass with BSSC and get $100 BSSC credit that you may use for this trip!!  https://bssc.com/news/ikonpass-24-25

$565 for a 5-day pass, or purchase on your own as you need.

Government ID

Make sure your Government ID (drivers license or passport) matches your airline ticket.  Note that Real ID will be needed by May 7, 2025.

Travel Requirements

Make sure you are up to date with all travel requirements!  BSSC is not responsible if you cannot pass any border crossings and/or if any testing fees are needed.  Check www.travel.state.gov for passport and travel requirement information.

Trip Disruption

All prices and arrangements are subject to change without notice. Changes include, but are not limited to, a change in schedule (departing earlier or later than planned), destination or mode of transportation, or cancellation or postponement of the entire trip.  Changes may be caused by weather or any other unforeseen event, government-imposed travel restrictions or advisories or acts of God.

BSSC is not responsible for additional costs which may be incurred as a result of these situations, such as, but not limited to, making own arrangements to get home, extra hotel nights and/or separate hotel nights, nor is it responsible for full or partial refunds if these circumstances lead to reduced ski time or activities that are part of the trip package or a reduction in the duration of the trip itself.

Trip Amenities

  • Ski-in / Ski-Out
  • hot-tub
  • All-Inclusive
  • Pool
  • Mountain View
  • Spa

From $2499 air included

Price increases $150 on August 1, 2024. $500 non-refundable deposit due at registration. $1500 payment due by September 6, 2024. Balances due by December 6, 2024. Price is per person, based on double occupancy. See Room Arrangements for single occupancy rooms, as available.

Dates:

  • March 8, 2025 - March 15, 2025 

Location

  • Sandpoint, ID

Travel Method

  • Mask group

    Air

Activity Type

  • contact icno

    Randy Friedman
    Travel Director
    randy@bssc.com
    (617) 789-4070 x729

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Room Pricing & Arrangements

Price is per person based on double occupancy. Single rooms for additional fees as available.


Standard Double

Occupancy: 2

$4390 per person by June 14.  $4540 as of June 15.

We will do our best to match you with a roommate, or request your roommate


Single Room

Occupancy: 1

Additional $550 as available.

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Things to know

Frequently Asked Questions
On weekends and vacations, will there be people to ski with?

From intermediate to advanced, chances are very good there will be many people that ski at your level. The trip leader/s will arrange for those interested to ski together on the first morning to match up with same-level ability. Beginners may want to sign up for lessons.

What are the demographics on BSSC trips?

In general, BSSC trips are designed for adults, 21 or older.*
For overnight travel the ages range from twenties to fifties, with a mix of couples, groups of friends, and singles travelling solo. Sometimes the more adventurous or strenuous the activity, the younger the crowd might skew. With exotic or more costly arrangements, you are likely to find a few more “well-seasoned travelers” mixed in as they check off their bucket list! BSSC trips are about us taking care of all the details, so you can just enjoy yourself, and perhaps experience something new, with like-minded people.

*The participation of minors is considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Ski & Travel Director. Minors are permitted on BSSC Day Ski & Snowboard trips. Check the day ski trip policies for more details.

Is it easy to go on a BSSC trip by myself?

Yes! BSSC makes it easy and economical for the solo traveler. Our lodging options are spelled out clearly for each trip giving you the choice of room that best fits your needs.

What are the rooming arrangements for overnight weekend and vacation trips?

BSSC traditionally offers “minimum occupancy”. Whether in a hotel or condo, it is typically two per room, and you each get your own bed. Nobody has to sleep on a pullout or rollaway. Select trips may also offer lower prices for triple and quad occupancy.

Single rooms may be available upon request for an additional fee. If traveling solo, we will match you with a roommate of the same gender and approximate age, or you may request to room with a friend or significant other of any gender.

For overnight weekend and vacation trips, how far in advance do I need to register?

For BSSC overnight travel, booking 3-4 weeks in advance is recommended. For week-long vacations, book early to guarantee your spot and get the best rates. Ski vacations are usually announced in the summer at a $100-$150 savings. Check each trip for specific deadlines and policies. The closer the travel date, the more complex and costly it might be to procure accommodations and/or airfare.

Can I get my own air and book land only with BSSC?

Yes, most BSSC ski vacations may be booked without air from Boston. Before you book any portion of your vacation, call us for a quote and to discuss your possible flight schedule. If our trip includes transfers, you will need to coordinate times to meet the BSSC group or be responsible for getting yourself to the resort.

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