We can’t think of an easier ski vacation commute than flying into the greater Spokane region and getting here. There are no passes, no tunnels, and (relatively speaking) no traffic jams. At a comfortable pace, with a stop for necessities, Sandpoint & Schweitzer are about a two-hour drive from the airport.

Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille from afar

By air


Spokane International Airport (GEG) is super-efficient airport: check-in and arrivals are swift, the baggage carousels are just a quick walk from the gates, and the curbside transportation is literally yards further. If you’re flying personal aircraft, Granite Aviation at Sandpoint Airport and StanCraft Jet Center and Resort Aviation Jet Center at Coeur d’Alene Airport are dialed in with great aircraft and ground transportation services.


If you wish to take a shuttle service from any of the airports, we recommend Payless Airport Shuttle of Hayden, Idaho. You can reach them by phone at (208) 762-7433 or (888) 870-7433.

Spokane International Airport near Selkirk Powder

By road

To Sandpoint

It’s only 91 mi (147 km) from SIA to Schweitzer, and the drive is as simple as the airport:

  1. Head east on Interstate 90.
  2. At Post Falls, take Exit 2 to Highway 53 North toward Rathdrum.
  3. Continue on to Route 95 North.

When you cross the Long Bridge that spans the toe of Lake Pend Oreille, you’ve reached Sandpoint, and you’ll immediately see why the pace is slower, the people friendlier, and vibe mellow.

To Schweitzer Village

Readily accessed from Hwy 95, Schweitzer Mountain Road rises 2,400 ft off the valley floor in 8½ mi. Once up in the Village, you’ll be surrounded by everything necessary for a stay there.

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