took the seven hour drive from Vancouver, Washington to Coeur D'Alene,
Idaho in March, 2002
do some snowboarding at Silver Mountain in Kellogg and Schweitzer
Mountain, near Sandpoint. We headed up there with our friends,
Brian, Jeannie, Salima, and Jeff, and got a room at the Arrow Point
resort on Lake Coeur D'Alene.
scored a penthouse suite, where we each made a wonderful dinner, had
plentiful food and drink, and had a great time. By day, Brian
and Jeannie took to the slopes in Snowshoes, while Salima and Jeff
opted for skiing, downhill at Silver Mountain, and Cross-Country at
we had neither snowshoes, nor skis, we snowboarded at both places.
This portion of our site will be very limited, as we didn't really
take the time to explore the area at all, even Coeur D'Alene, instead
sticking to the plan of hitting the snow. The snow was wonderful
spring corn, which the locals were complaining about, but was the best
snow we'd ever been on.
Silver Mountain boasts the world's longest gondola ride to the top of
the scenic resort. If you like tree skiing and like good value
for your money and less crowds, then this may be the place for you.
We really enjoyed it.
Schweitzer is considerably more expensive, but also a lot bigger.
The terrain park was the most impressive we'd seen, and the village at
the bottom was very
much like a smaller version of the village at Whistler Mountain in
British Columbia. The views from both Silver Mountain and
Schweitzer were spectacular, as you can see by the photos above.
We all had a fantastic time, and can't wait to do it again!
Maybe this year!!
can click on our Photo Gallery to view photos of our trip, or check
out our snowboarding message board at left. We've also given you
an option to save big on your airfare, hotel, and rental cars.
You can even save on Vacation Rentals! For more information
about the area, try our Destination Guide. To read more about
snowboarding at Schweitzer and Silver Mountain, try our