To send a Booking Request
You need to be Signed In

Sign In Now

Don't have an account? Create one for free:

To ask a Question
You need to be Signed In

Sign In Now

Don't have an account? Create one for free:

Ken Barrett

  • Company Website

Guide at a Glance

  • Company

    Selkirk Powder Company

  • Locations

    Sandpoint, Idaho, United States

  • Activities

    Adventure, Backcountry Skiing

  • Guiding Experience

    19 years

  • Languages


  • Favorite Trip

    Cat Skiing

Guide Bio

Ken comes from a long list of FIS (Federation Internationale de Ski) racing Barretts in New Hampshire. After years in the insurance industry, Ken moved to Sandpoint, Idaho. He discovered a powder skiing paradise located behind Idaho’s largest ski area, Schweitzer Mountain Resort. With his prowess in skiing powder and his natural enthusiasm to have a great time skiing, Ken opened shop. He, and principal partner Chip Kamin, created Selkirk Powder, a hybrid snowcat skiing company. For more than 10 years, Ken has created thousands of lasting impressions for skiers.

Snowcat skiing is unique as riding machines are used to get to the designated peak tops instead of ski lifts and helicopters. This form of skiing allows one to glide over the natural terrain with long descents and steep slopes. By having a guide and machines made for such a terrain, skiers can relax and enjoy the thrill of the undiscovered snow.

We have three cats and 10 snowmobiles we use to transport people over the 200,000 acres of leased land. We are a member of the National Ski Patrol’s professional division. All of our guides are certified in the fields of medical, mechanical, mapping and avalanche procedures.

Ken himself is an avid skier, snowboarder, snowmobiler, cyclist, kayaker and hiker.

Selkirk Powder Company

Selkirk Powder has been operating in the backcountry of the Selkirk Mountain Range adjacent to Schweitzer Mountain Resort for over 10 years. Our leased terrain encompasses nearly 200,000 acres of the Selkirk Mountains from giant Lake Pend Oreille, to just shy of the U.S. Border with British Columbia, Canada. No matter the season, nor the tour chosen, you are assured that our guides are certified and maintain annual proficiency ratings for medical, mechanical, mapping and avalanche procedures. In addition, Selkirk Powder Company is a registered Professional Division of National Ski Patrol (NSP).

Thank you for submitting a review. It will be published shortly.

Join GuideAdvisor Now.
3 great reasons!

I'm a traveler I'm a Guide