Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain Opens New Humbird Hotel
—by Jay Flemma, special to NASJA—
As part of a multi-year master plan launched in 2017, Northern Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain has opened a new 31-room hotel accepting reservations for January 14, 2022 and beyond.
Named in honor of the lumber company that was for decades the sturdy economic backbone of the region, the new Humbird Hotel promises dramatic panoramic views of both the lake and mountains from each guestroom as well as ski in/ski out accessibility to the lifts, a rooftop deck and hot tub, an onsite restaurant and bar, a fitness center, co-working space, heated ski lockers/storage, and underground parking.
The hotel is the centerpiece of this year’s upgrades coming on-line under the master plan. Over the course of this season, Schweitzer will also increase uphill capacity, add several new on-mountain dining options, and institute RFID technology.
“The new Humbird Hotel will anchor the experience for our guests here at Schweitzer,” said Dig Chrismer, Schweitzer’s Marketing Manager. “The hotel not only celebrates the area’s historic past, but points us in a great direction going forward.”
Schweitzer, an Ikon Pass facility, is the largest ski resort in either Idaho or Washington state, with 2,900 acres of terrain, including two bowls and extensive glade skiing.