Recreation in Sandpoint, Idaho
Photos specific to this page were taken atop
Schweitzer Mountain courtesy of Kris Kingsland.
The first frost of winter comes to Sandpoint in
late September, when light snow dusts the
surrounding mountaintops above 5,000 feet. As a
general rule, summer refuses to go away for a
while, and the warm, pleasant days often continue into November. Following the autumn departure of the ospreys from
the lake, bald eagles return in preparation for the winter season.
When the snow begins falling earnestly in late November and early December, Sandpoint's winter sports season begins.
With the hustle and bustle of the summer's
tourist season gone, Sandpoint's winter sports
season consists primarily of three popular
Whether you are ice skating on our communities
ponds, or cross country skiing on trails along
the mountain ridges, the key to enjoying the
winter months is simply being outside. Just walking
around on a sunny winter day is a high priority
for many people who enjoy Sandpoint outdoor activities.