With La Nina promising a snowy winter around these parts, our brand-new Winter ’21 edition of Sandpoint Magazine will guide you to all you need to know about living here in winter, from ways to have fun amid the big changes at Schweitzer, to winter’s finest home accessory – aka, the fireplace! – to the best place to stop off for a hearty, apres-ski meal.
New! Inside this issue is the 2020-21 Schweitzer Magazine!
And guess what? It’s our 30th anniversary edition. We take a look back at some of the most memorable stories from our first three decades. Plus, we’ve posted a trio of fun quizzes on “What’s Changed in 30 years?” And if you know Sandpoint even a little, the changes are kinda eye-opening. Try ’em: Quiz No. 1 | Quiz No. 2 | Quiz No. 3.
Check out literature that lights our town, art around the community, plus the people and places that make Sandpoint what it is. Enjoy Winter ’21!
Beneath its green forests and cool lake waters, the heart of North Idaho is in its rocks. And with our Summer 2020 issue, we take you to into the heart, with the fascinating stories on the amazing geological forces that built this place, the riches that miners dug out of the rock, and today’s most thrilling rocky, scrambling adventures. Plus, enjoy stunning photos of some of the coolest rocks around.
Also… meet the musical mom whose passion for piano led to the creation of the acclaimed Redhead Express; see how to access our outdoor activities with the support of local guides, celebrate 100 years with our local Elks, and discover the many ways that kindness drives our community. And that’s just to scratch the (rocky) surface of our Summer 2020 edition. Go see now, with a click to our flip-page edition.
When cold weather arrives, Sandpoint gets into recreation mode, winter style! And with our Winter 2020 issue we cover the season’s prime activities at literally every speed. From the quiet pastimes of snowshoeing and cross country skiing to the growing sport of fat tire biking to the thrilling power of snowbiking, there’s info and how-to for all velocities this winter. Plus, read in-depth coverage of the big changes at Schweitzer Mountain Resort that will change the face of skiing and riding our favorite mountain.
Also… meet Idaho’s teacher in space, find out how the Granary Arts District is blooming, meet winter farmers who grow food year-round, learn the history of our amazing scenic bridges … and much more. Click to our flip-page edition now. And get inspired for a wonderful winter in Sandpoint, Idaho.
So, what do YOU love about mighty and majestic Lake Pend Oreille? That’s a big subject considering how big our lake is, but we have it covered in our Summer 2019 issue. Learn about locals’ favorite places to swim, fish, walk, paddle, camp, spot wildlife and more. It’s a lake lovin’ extravaganza!
Plus… read about WOMEN WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, meet the local author of national bestseller WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, go HIKING THE SELKIRK CREST, celebrate 70 years with BONNER GENERAL HEALTH, see how SWAC BECAME YMCA and go for a ride with THE CAROUSEL OF SMILES. It’s all right here, plus an awful lot more, in our flip-page edition. Welcome to Summer!
Meet our wild neighbors! Sandpoint, it can be said, is where the wild things are, and you can read about a few of those wild things in our Winter 2019 issue! Learn about the MOOSE
we see all the time, in town and out … and about the far more surreptitious WILY WEASELS
. Then go on to discover SIGNIFICANT MOMENTS
in Sandpoint’s history; the return of the region’s native language; the ‘miracle’ on Pine Street; and a group of Sandpoint retailers who are SURVIVING AND THRIVING
Plus… don’t miss stories on Sandpoint’s HOPPING GROWTH as a craft beer town, the search for SEARS CATALOG HOMES, and an interview with Sandpoint’s newly minted Hall of Famer, JERRY KRAMER. It’s all right here, plus more, in our flip-page edition.
In the face of the flames. This summer, Sandpoint Magazine is on fire, with substantive information on our area’s increased wildland fire risk, the men who fight it, and related issues. In addition, learn about quartz hunting at Solo Creek, an introduction to sailing, the last stand for area caribou, an ultimately challenging footrace, and the most elusive creature in our woods… Sasquatch!
Plus, don’t miss stories on vacation rentals, beautiful gardens, and author Rachel Jeffs, who grew up in a notorious polygamous cult and has now found freedom… and a new life… in Bonners Ferry. All that, and more, in our flip-page edition right here.
Wintertime extremes. This winter, Sandpoint Magazine gets out there … or at least, our contributors do, with stories on the new heliskiing operations from Selkirk Powder Company, a tag-along with some extreme snowshoers, a drop-in to a backcountry cabin, our local youth skiers with SARS racing club, and at the other end of the spectrum the Prime Timers skiers … and so much more.
Plus, terrific stories on a huge demographic gap here … the “missing millennials” … Q&A with Olympic skier Rebecca Dussault … a visit with some artists among us … five styles of local living … and yes (as we say around here) so much more. Click to read the magazine online»
Little boats, big adventures. This summer, Sandpoint Magazine paddles full-speed into the kayaking boom on big ol’ Lake Pend Oreille, with the story of a kayak adventure around the entire 111-mile shoreline. Plus a map to great launch points, and a bonus adventure on down the mighty Pend Oreille River.
And … mountain biking and hiking; an octogenarian adventuress, Nicky Pleass; and even adventures in art with stone artist Mark Heisel and “Whinny Nicker Neigh” artist Shellby Young.
Ready to get your adventure on? Click to read it.
Here’s an issue to make you flutter, especially if you adore our feathered friends whooo join us each year for the snowy season. Check our photo-rich guide to winter birding in North Idaho. And for more wildness, read about urban moose plus the folks who search the woods for elk, deer and moose sheds.
And there is an avalanche of other stories to read by the fire. Stories explore the effects of climate change and what it means for our winters; the new summit lodge at Schweitzer; and a fond farewell to the Schweitzer Wang Shack. There’s an introduction to the sport of snow biking, up-close interview with Clark Fork native and Super Bowl Champ Ron Heller, and a peek at the artwork of Megan Atwood Cherry.
All that and … yes … more: Real estate, dining, lodging, things to do. Click to read it!
Sandpoint has gone to the DOGS. Yep, this issue is all about how our town is becoming a dog’s best friend. Explore Sandpoint’s dog-loving culture and meet some distinctive local dogs with fascinating stories. Plus check out the Sandpoint Ambassadog contest – and enter your own favorite canine to become Sandpoint’s official spokesdog.
Of course, that’s not all. Learn the history behind local peaks, how the Idaho Community Foundation is powered locally, the splendid satisfactions of sailing, super secret hiking spots, and what surprises lie deep down in our big lake. Meet organic farmers, the Phi Center’s charismatic Iris DeMauro, sculptor Steve Gevurtz, photographer Marsha Lutz, and seven generations of country gals. Read the history of Sandpoint’s 100-year-old railroad depot, and go bicycling on the International Selkirk Loop.
And more: Real estate, dining, lodging, things to do … all in our town’s flagship magazine.