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Snowcat Skiing

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Sandpoint, Idaho, United States

  • Activities

    Adventure, Backcountry Skiing

  • Price
    $451 USD per person
  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Avg Distance

    12,000 feet vertical

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Mornings from December to April

  • Starting Location

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort

  • Price Includes

    Avalanche beacons, packs and safety/medical equipment and lunch


  • With snowcat machines, you reach places high on the mountain.
  • After each run, a snowcat machine will return you to the top giving you 8 to 12 runs.
  • All guides and operators are certified in the medical and mechanical fields as well as mapping and avalanche procedures.


Trip Info

Wanting to challenge yourself on untouched natural snow powder? How about zipping down long stretches of wild snow with steep and extreme slopes? Then spend the day skiing with Selkirk Powder Company. Join Ken Barrett and his team as they guide you to the mountain tops on snowcat machines. Snowcat skiing gives you the chance to experience the wildest runs while having a qualified team of experts and machines with you.

This form of skiing is for the advanced skier or snowboarder. We suggest you should ski any black diamond run comfortably and be experienced with skiing among the trees. For those beginners, we do offer to teach powder skiing and have separate snowcats and trails.

First, you will need to register, get your avalanche beacon and have a safety briefing at Schweitzer’s Mountain Lakeside Lodge.  Jump on to the quad lift and meet your certified guide for a final safety check of equipment. Then it’s time for your first run! Your guide will lead in order to assess the snow conditions and any obstacles they are trained to look for.

For the next several hours, enjoy the speed! There will be a snowcat at the bottom each time, waiting to send you back up the mountain for another thrill ride. Your last run will take you down Schweitzer’s Mountain on the front side.

We will also provide you with refreshments and lunch. You provide the enthusiasm!

Share your adventure stories at one of the many lounges and hotels with us and your friends!

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