what to do: Seasons of Sandpoint, Idaho - A Photographic Journal: January 2012, 5th Edition - 02/29/12 11:04 PM
This series of blog entries features the various seasons in and around Sandpoint, Idaho. Sandpoint, North Idaho, Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, and Lake Pend Oreille have been featured in the national news repeatedly over the last several years. Autumn of 2011 found Sandpoint, Idaho being voted America's Most Beautiful Small Town by Rand McNally, and in the winter of 2011/2012 Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort was named the Best Ski Resort of the Season byUSA Today/Rand McNally.
Real Estate in Sandpoint has been on the rise approximately 7% a year for three years, much in part due to the decrease in pricing. That being said, I have had some success in the area of … (5 comments)

what to do: Seasons of Sandpoint, Idaho - A Photographic Journal: January 2012, 4th Edition - 02/23/12 10:35 PM
This series of blog entries features the various seasons in and around Sandpoint, Idaho. Sandpoint, North Idaho, Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, and Lake Pend Oreille have been featured in the national news repeatedly over the last several years. Autumn of 2011 found Sandpoint, Idaho being voted America's Most Beautiful Small Town by Rand McNally, and in the winter of 2011/2012 Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort was named the Best Ski Resort of the Season by USA Today/Rand McNally.
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what to do: Camping and Parks in Sandpoint and all around North Idaho: Outdoors Activities and Attractions - 08/14/09 07:07 AM
North Idaho & Sandpoint Area Parks & Campgrounds
Sandpoint is a jewel that has been recognized by Sunset Magazine as The Best Small Town in the West, and by Outsider Magazine as one of America's Best Small Towns. However, when National Geographic Adventure named Sandpoint one its Top 10 Adventure Towns, they got it right. North Idaho and the surrounds of Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille, with the majestic Cabinet, Monarchs and other mountain ranges rising out of Alpine lakes and rivers is opulently beautiful. Camping and RVing is one of the best ways to see the area.
This resource provides … (0 comments)

what to do: Sandpoint Wooden Boat Show and Dover Bay Days: A Great Weekend in North Idaho - 07/09/09 12:43 PM
A Great Weekend in Sandpoint and Dover, Idaho
As if having a fantastic 4th of July the week before wasn't enough the weekend of July 11th and 12th is packed with cool things to do in North Idaho.
Dover Bay Days PicsSandpoint Wooden Boat Show Pics
JerryFest also rocked this weekend at Camp Eureka in Sagle, and Acorn Project, Spoonshine and Ten Mile Tide performed, but my commitments were elsewhere, but I promise to post the photos my friends shot as soon as I get them.
First, on the 11th the Wooden Boat Show is hopping at the City Boardwalk in … (1 comments)

what to do: North Idaho and Sandpoint Summer Events - 07/08/09 02:04 AM
Remember, you can view the complete Calendar of Events and much, much more, including hundreds of articles and web resources plus over 1,000 pictures of North Idaho by visiting my website.
Go to www.SandpointID.net for everything you want to know about North Idaho.
Weekly and Ongoing Events
Sandpoint - Pend d'Oreille Winery has regular acts, 220 Cedar St. No cover charge. 208-265-8545 http://www.powine.com/viewevents.asp
Sandpoint - Three Glasses Wine Bar and Restaurant has regular live music, 202 1/2 208-265-0230
Sandpoint: Di Luna's Café, 207 Cedar St. has music and other events. Check for ticket prices and line-up. 208-263-0846
Weekends: Sandpoint - Eichardt's … (0 comments)

what to do: Sandpoint Spring & Summer Recreation Guide - 04/18/09 01:04 AM
While Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort and winter sports and carnivals peppers snow season in Sandpoint, Lake Pend Oreille is the central figure of life in Sandpoint. Water sports and activities is the lifeblood of Sandpoint, but the events and festivals enhance the pastoral feel of North Idaho. The events are varied and wonderful: Lost in the 50's kicks off the season with it's tribute to rock n' roll featuring dances and big name acts, plus a grand vintage car parade and show. Follow that with the Wooden Boat Show, ArtWalk, Festival at Sandpoint, Dover Days, fairs, more art events, horse shows, … (0 comments)

what to do: Sandpoint is an Art Town - 12/21/08 05:17 AM
The 1970s brought hippies and environmentalism as well as arts and more theater to the Sandpoint area. This spelled the downfall of the lumber industry. Jim Brown, of the Pack River Lumber Company, wisely diversified his business and, as one of the original founders of Schweitzer Mountain, bought out the rest of the shareholders to make Schweitzer a privately owned venture. To this very day one can still see the occasional psychedelic bus or love bug traversing county roads. Now the hippies are augmented by the winter ski bum, and the warm weather off-road cyclists.
Around this time the Hope Peninsula … (0 comments)

what to do: Things to Do in Sandpoint & Schweitzer Mountain - 12/13/08 11:41 AM
Wow! What a run we have had here in the North Idaho Panhandle. Schweitzer has spent millions on improvements and finally made Skiing Mag's Top 25. Spring 2008 had AskMen.com naming Sandpoint and Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort one of the nation's Top 10 Resort Towns. There's always something going one. Winter events like Holly Eve, Winter Carnival, and Mardi Gras added to some great downhill runs. Spring brought Lost in the 50s, Spring Festivals, and marathons, and the fun continued through summer, with art and festivals, fishing derbys, Summer Sampler, 4th of July, the Wooden Boat Festival, the Festival at Sandpoint … (0 comments)

what to do: The Skinny on Sandpoint, Idaho - 12/13/08 11:38 AM
First, Lake Pend Oreille is the second largest freshwater lake and the deepest in the West with 111 miles of shoreline. Watersports, sailing, and racing are common and several boat cruises are offered. Next is Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, a top winter destination rated in the Top 25 in Skiing Magazine and Top 10 in Sunset Magazine, with the finest skiing and snowboarding with unbelievable panoramic views overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. With over 2,900 acres, 2,400 feet of vertical, 67 named runs and seven chairlifts, Schweitzer Mountain is a dream for downhill enthusiasts. There's also 32k of cross country trails, beautiful … (0 comments)

what to do: Sailing, Boating, Scuba, Jet & Water Skiing in Sandpoint on Lake Pend Oreille & North Idaho Waterways - 12/13/08 11:29 AM
You don't have to be here long to get the picture. We are in lake country. Not surprisingly, many blogs and writings of winter skiers attribute to the area the misnomer that we are primarily a summer resort destination. After all, when skiing down the slopes of Schweitzer Mountain, the overwhelming view is Lake Pend Oreille. Oh so wrong, my research-lacking ones. Our main tourist season and draw is winter sports. Still, summers ain't bad.
To understand our history, one must first take into account our geography. While our area is dominated by mountains, the most prominent feature is Lake Pend … (0 comments)

 
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