Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho SP37235

This is a combination new listing post and regular blog post. 


View of THE RIDGE facing eastMy wife, Jerri, and I represent The Ridge at Schweitzer…a spectacular ski mountain development at Schweitzer Mountain Resort with drop-dead views of Schweitzer’s ski runs with the addition of views of Lake Pend Oreille and surrounding mountain vistas.  The prices on The Ridge afford the opportunity to actually attain the dream (so many of us have) of owning ski area real estate either as a primary home or vacation home.


Jerri and I used to live in Aspen, Colorado and were committed to making Aspen our lifelong home.  We had a strong nucleus of friends, good jobs and, most importantly, the desire to make it work.  Well, it didn’t work.  As our family grew, the economic reality of living in a ski town like Aspen became impossible…as it did for so many others in the community.  Our desire/need for the lifestyle, however, did not change.  …enter Sandpoint, Idaho and Schweitzer Mountain.


VIEW OF SCHWEITZER FROM LOT 20We discovered Sandpoint (Rated by Sunset Magazine as one of their Top Ten Dream Towns of the West) when so many of our acquaintances in Colorado began the exodus to find the new utopia.  We all were looking for the same thing: a quaint and friendly town, beautiful mountain setting, great skiing and an affordable lifestyle…oh, and by the way, let’s throw in one of the world’s most beautiful lakes (Lake Pend Oreille).  Sandpoint met ALL of those requirements.  The one thing we didn’t expect was that there would be no compromise.  We assumed where ever we ended up would, in some way, fall short of our beloved Aspen.  Not the case.  In fact, the reverse is true…thanks in a big way to Lake Pend Oreille.  (What a dimension that adds to “the lifestyle”).

I should add that Schweitzer averages over 300" of snow per season, has some of the best glade skiing around (ranked 3rd best in North America) and boasts over 2900 skiable acres.


So, here we are…and now we have The Ridge to offer those of you searching for that mountain dream.

The Ridge Plat


The Ridge at Schweitzer is a new and growing mountain community just 1 mile from the main Schweitzer Village and the lifts on the front side of the ski area.  Currently there are 18 remaining lots available in Phase One of the development ranging in price from 89,000 (for a lot zoned for a 1-unit, single family home) up to 150,000 (for a lot zoned for 3 units).  These prices allow the “average dreamer” to actually afford their “dream”.  As you can see from the photograph and the map, there are already 22 condominiums built in Phase One along with two single family homes.  It is the most vibrant expansion currently taking place at Schweitzer.


We are proud to represent this opportunity and look forward to entertaining your inquiries.  THE RIDGE AT SCHWEITZER.  (MLS#'s: 21004132 (1-UNIT), 21004134 (2-UNIT), 21004135 (3-UNIT)



Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Kent, Well, you're right - this ain't no Aspen  :>)  It was a sad day when people realized that the billionaires were kicking the millionaires out of that town :-(  it's beautiful in both places, I love Aspen but could not afford to live there. Some day I will have to visit Schweitzer Mountain,  Lake pen Oreille is one of the most beautiful lakes I've ever seen.

Dec 14, 2010 01:31 PM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Kent....It is a beautiful place and great photos!

Hope you have a great day!

Dec 14, 2010 11:14 PM
Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
from Schweitzer to the Lake

Hi Mary - I just wish I was one of the "millionaires" the billionaires kicked out.  I fell into a slot somewhere below millionaire.  At any rate, here I am in Sandpoint.  No complaints.  Thanks for checking in & Merry Christmas!

Dec 15, 2010 04:33 AM
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

HI KENT!  Well, this is nice!  I'll be excited to see your posts on skiing/snow in Germany - I grew up there - and leared to ski in Garmisch!  I'm glad you have no complaints - happy holidays to you! -- Gab

Dec 23, 2010 04:24 AM
Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
from Schweitzer to the Lake

Hi Gab!  I didn't know you grew up there.  I thought you were Hawaii all the way.  Great to hear from you and I wish for you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Dec 23, 2010 04:38 AM

I already own up at The Ridge. Unbelievable place and a great investment. Those lots won't last long at that price.

Merry Christmas 


Dec 25, 2010 10:26 AM
Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
from Schweitzer to the Lake
Hi Pepper - Thanks for checking in! You would know! You are one of the smart ones! Merry Christmas!
Dec 25, 2010 04:53 PM