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Selkirk Powder Company

PO Box 1671
10000 Schweitzer Mountain Rd
Sandpoint, ID  83864
(208) 263-6959 / (866) 464-3246
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About Selkirk Powder Company

Selkirks were created for skiers and boarders! North running ridge with western running shoulders make the most appealling aspects for a wonderful skiing experience. 3000 acres of diverse terrain featuring old growth for 1000's of vertical feet, glacailly carved cirques with very unique and ridable features, wind-blown natural half-pipes with 10ft sidewalls, 40 degree open chutes for 800 vertical, Pick-up roads sit directly below skiing terrain making for very easy and natural pick-ups; very boarder friendly!

Schweitzer's 6-minute summit lift, we drop-in along 3,000 acres of a private and state owned, north to south ridgeline. We ski 6 regions of primarily west/s/w-facing and north/n/w-facing 20 to 40 degree pitches. Our average run is 1,200ft vertical and our longest is 2200ft. You'll get between 7 and 10 runs and achieve from 10,000 to 14,000 vertical feet given weather and group dynamics. The old growth trees are really well spaced and you gotta see how the ancient glaciers carved out ride and jib features, no park machines could make this stuff! The road builders and loggers do a remarkably good job managing the state's plantation access and viability. Our unique snowcat roads and very experienced operators, Eric and Craig make return ascents in roughly 10 - 20 minutes, that's just about long-enough to eat some fresh and hot Thor's Pizza!

Selkirk Powder Company Quick Facts

The Basics Terrain Season
Helicopter Trips: No
Snowcat Trips: Yes
Years in Business: 7
Capacity Per Trip: 10
Trips Per Season: 90
Guide to Client Ratio: 1 to 10
Packages start at: $200.00
Longest Run: 1 mile
Summit: 6,660 Ft / 2,030 M
Base: 4,500 Ft / 1,372 M
Vertical: 2,160 Ft / 658 M
Acres: 2,500 Ac / 1,012 Hc
Annual Snow: 300" / 762cm
Starts Around: 12/24/2009
Ends Around: 4/8/2010

Guide Certifications & Experience

Guides are certified by the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board annually. Selkirk Powder Company maintains it's own Professional Division of National Ski Patrol.

Equipment Used

Selkirk Powder is located in the famously snowy, southern Selkirks at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. We offer skiers and snowboarders some of the best, value priced snowcat skiing.

Ski Areas Nearby

Directly at the summit of Schweitzer Resort in the southern extension of the Selkirk Mountains! Terrain is 3000 acres. Combined with SMR there are 6000 acres available to shred! We are on US Hwy 95, 50 miles from the British Columbia border!

Booking Policy

If the value of your tour is $500.00 or more and you are booking 120 days in advance, you may choose to book with a non-refundable 50% deposit Your balance is due 60 days in advance of your tour.

Training & Instruction

When booking a "private cat" you can receive instruction on powder skiing from the guides. We also have arranged for Powder Adventures with Schweitzer's ski school. Join a grp and learn with the pros!

Packages & Pricing

Number of skiers in the cat determines your final rate. Holidays and weekends rates from $350-250.00 per person. Midweek $300-200.00 per person

1. Your party can be as small as two.
2. Your Final Fee will be based upon the number of riders who book that day!
Maximum skiers/borders per day is 10.
Refunds or credits to your account are processed on your tour day.
Private Cat* Holidays and weekends $2500.00
Mid-week $2000.00

What's New

Fresh hot pizza and wings now delivered at mid day by Thor's Pizza!

Local Lodging

SPC has an exclusive 10% discount arranged for you with Schweitzer Mountain Resort lodging. For those flying in and out of Spokane Int'l Airport, we have arranged for discounted lodging at the Ramada and the Hampton Inn. After making your cat-skiing reservation we can give you these promotional codes saving you 10%!

Nearby Recreation

Schweitzer Mountain Resort Sandpoint

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