Seasons of Sandpoint, Idaho - A Photographic Journal: Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort

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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 waterfront sales in Sandpoint finding great values for my clients.

I am Gary Lirette, REALTOR® for Tomlinson Sotheby's International Realty in Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene. I am also the host of the North Idaho Business radio show and the North Idaho Arts & Adventure radio show broadcast on the North Idaho Talk Radio Network. Locally, we are heard on KSPT 1400 AM in Bonner and Kootenai counties and KBFI 1450 AM in Boundary County and Canada.

These pictures are part of my hobbies of hiking, climbing, and biking. My pictures were featured prominently in this year's Sandpoint Visitor's Guide, and I have contributed pictures to all area Chambers of Commerce. This particular series features Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, January, 2012.

This year, Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort was chosen as this year's best ski resort by USA Today and Rand McNally. This follows being named one of the Nation's Five Best Towns and America's Most Beautiful Small Town by Rand McNally in July as reported by ABC. Plus, just last month, Sandpoint was named to the Best Old House Neighborhoods 2012: Small Towns. Not a bad place to be.

When you are looking for a REALTOR®, you should want a local business owner and someone who is very connected to the community. Few here have interviewed over 1,200 business leaders, characters, charities, politicos, etc. My experience with the hidden gems of North Idaho, as well as intricate knowledge of this slice of paradise makes me your logical choice.

I hope you enjoy the pictures in this series.

Entering Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort
Entering Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort

View from Switchback #5 before entering Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort
View from Switchback #5 before entering Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort

Schweitzer Mountain has over 2,600 skiable acres
Schweitzer Mountain has over 2,600 skiable acres

Schweitzer Village
Schweitzer Village

Skiing Schweitzer Mountain
Skiing Schweitzer Mountain

The views of Lake Pend Oreille are spectacular from Schweitzer Mountain
The views of Lake Pend Oreille are spectacular from Schweitzer Mountain

Lots to do on Schweitzer Mountain
Lots to do on Schweitzer Mountain

Sandpoint, Idaho, America's Most Beautiful Small Town below Schweitzer
Sandpoint, Idaho, America's Most Beautiful Small Town below Schweitzer

If you have questions about North Idaho Waterfront or Sandpoint Lake Pend Oreille property, give me a call.

Gary Lirette, REALTOR®
Tomlinson Sotheby's International Realty
208-610-1384
garyplirette@gmail.com

or visit

www.SandpointID.net
www.SkiSchweitzer.net
www.LakePendOreille.org


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Gary - I have quickly become a major fan of your photography!  Those are all spectacular photos, and would make great postcards.

CONGRATULATIONS on having this photo blog FEATURED in the Photos group!

 

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Gary, the photos of Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort in Sandpoint Idaho are spectacular!

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