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It’s easy to get seduced by Sandpoint:¬†You cross the two-mile bridge over Lake Pend Oreille and drink in the spectacular Selkirks mountainscape looming over downtown. But what really reels you in is Sandpoint’s small town sense of community.

The twin playgrounds of the lake and 8,000 – foot peaks prevent any dead spots on the calendar. Schweitzer Resort, the un-crowded local ski mountain, has 2,400 feet of vertical, 2,500 skiable acres and a Nordic trail network. Voted #3 in “tree-skiing” Schweitzer offers the best in winter and summer trails. Summers bring huge scale paddling, sailing and fishing around the lake’s 111 miles of shoreline, mostly on state and public lands. The surrounding mountain ranges offer stellar mountain biking single track, backcountry hiking and camping or plenty of lakeside easy access camping.

Throw in a thriving Art Scene and a core of local musicians that could give any big city a run for their money and soon you will know why Sandpoint and Canyon Creek Ranch is where you can live life with a capital “L”!