Skiing and Boarding in Northern Idaho

Find here a list of skiing and boarding in North Idaho options. Although we don’t currently do bookings for winter activities, we did want to share some great information for our tourists and patrons in the area.


Winter in North Idaho is a beautiful time to get out and about. Coeur d’Alene lacks the hustle bustle of tourists this time of year. If you time it right after a snow dump, these locations offer everything from winter carnivals, brew fests, races, and general skiing. Really, skiing and boarding in North Idaho is your best options in the Northwest area.

Downhill Skiing:

Silver Mountain

The closest place to CDA, Silver Mountain is home of the world’s longest single stage gondola. It ascends upward for three miles to reach 6,300 feet in 20 minutes. Located in Kellogg! 1-800-204-6428 Gondola opens at 8 a.m.

Ski Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Schweitzer overlooks the town of Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille. Famous for it’s massive bowls and breathtaking views, and six passenger lift, it is undergoing a 10-year transformation to a four-season destination resort! 1-800-831-8810

The resort grooms 25 miles of cross-country trails daily. The terrain park and garden feature a 300 foot half pipe with 12 foot walls, 13 rails, seven tabletops, two spines and two jumps.

Lookout Pass Ski Area  CDA Adventure’s favorite! Lookout provides a great place for beginners and family fun, 208-744-1301 It has 18 runs and a terrain park complete with huge launches, banks, and a 1,111-foot-long natural quarter-pipe. (near Wallace on the MT-ID border)

Cross-Country Skiing:

Farragut State Park A very well maintained ski area.

Our personal favorite is Fourth of July Pass on I-90 just 11 minutes from downtown!

Check out the Panhandle Nordic Club for more information.

Cross-country skiing can also be found along the Centennial Trail, which runs from the east end of Lake Coeur d’Alene to Spokane, through Post Falls.

Visit Outdoor Idaho for more information.


Interested in other winter activities? Check out our suggestions here. Winter Activities in North Idaho