Sandpoint, Idaho voted #1 ski town in America!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho SP37235
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Well, this came as a bit of a surprise.  I love it here in Sandpoint but...#1 ski town in the U.S.?  The folks at Rand McNally really do love us.  I guess I can just sit back now and fend off the onslaught of buyers hoping to be a part of this bonanza.  I'm thinking that may not happen but our notoriety certainly can't hurt business.  The great part of this is our geographical location...Sandpoint is located in a narrow valley between Lake Pend Oreille and the Selkirk Mountains.  We're just not going to get a massive population explosion with sprawling neighborhoods.  There's no room here!

                SANDPOINT CITY BEACH

Schweitzer's frontI'm still perplexed by the #1 ranking, however.  I've lived in a few pretty exceptional "ski towns" and, not knowing the criteria Rand McNally used in claiming Sandpoint the #1 ski town in the U.S., I would have to say that there are more than a few ski towns who could lay a stake to the #1 claim.  Who can beat the restaurants and nightlife in Aspen and Vail?  How about the powder in Park City?  Then there's Telluride, Jackson, Taos & Sun Valley.  ...but, who's counting.

As I write this, however, it is hard to argue with Rand McNally's findings.  I skied today (we call it a lunch break) for the 5th consecutive deep powder day.  I didn't require a snorkel but I did get my share of "face-shots".  Tonite we'll be heading to Trinity At City Beach for their thin crust chicken pizza and a "very" cold adult beverage. (By the way, the photo above was taken from there last summer.  It's about 300 yards from downtown Sandpoint).  Yes, we can argue who's #1, but,I must admit, the arguement would fall on a few deaf ears around here.

Linked here is The Sandpoint Daily Bee's take on the ranking from this morning's paper. 

Schweitzer Back Bowl

 

To the left is a portion of the Schweitzer North Bowl on the back side.  The sun is peeking through a perfect powder day.

To the right is the front of Schweitzter Mountain Resort.                      

 

 

 

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Maggie McFarland
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Congratulations Kent! That's great news for your area! Best of luck!

Jan 22, 2012 07:06 AM #1
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Kent Anderson
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Thanks, Maggie.  Strange but true.

Jan 23, 2012 09:13 AM #2
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
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GOOD MORNING KENT!  I did not get to ski this year - driving to get to it is the challenge for AZ folks - but lucky for you - and now you have a wonderful beach to enjoy the rest of the time!

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