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*CONQUER SCHWEITZER aka Schweitzer Hillclimb is cancelled due to scheduling conflicts

CAT SKIING

Cat Skiing in Schweitzer's Backcountry:
It's the fresh conditions and epic trees

Your Group, Your Tempo?
Get the most from a private snowcat
Bargain Powder Days: Ride "off peak"
in December, January and March

SNOWMOBILING

"Non skiers" in Your Ski Vacation?
Here's what you do!

Guided Snowmobile Tours by Selkirk Powder;
"Unreal. And so beautiful"
Where to Ride? Finding our way
around on 400 groomed miles

FISHING

How to Get Your Fish On!
Row pontoons or walk and wade?
Catch the hatch!
Guides available June 1st
New Tours! Fly fishing and spincasting
Priest River and high mountain lakes

KAYAKING

Kayaking North Idaho's Pristine Rivers:
Choose serene river corridors to rapids
What Do You Need To Get on the River?
Equipment, lessons. perhaps just a buddy
Taking your reservations from
June 01 to October 30

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Into Mountain Biking BIG Vertical?
Apply here July 01 - Sept 05
Where to Find the Best:
Singletrack trails in Sandpoint
Riding the mountains or lake shoreline?
What interests you most?

Cat ski, snowmobile, fishing, kayak and mtb tours
Selkirk Powder is a Sandpoint-based outfitter
licensed by the State of Idaho.

Our leased terrain encompasses nearly 200,000 acres
of the Selkirk Mountains from giant Lake Pend Oreille
to just shy of the US 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,
Selkrk Powder Company is a registered
Professional Division of National Ski Patrol (NSP)

Our guides truly know how to help you maximize
your fun - safely. You can get it all with us - quality,
value, excellent service, But don’t just take our
word — the Powderhounds voted us #2
BEST CAT SKIING OVERALL IN THE USA!!

CAT SKIING AT SCHWEITZER
We cat ski and snowboard in the backcountry
of Schweitzer Mountain Resort, just 30 miles
from the wettest spot in the American Rockies
making our snow quality excellent and the
fresh powder very dependable. An “average”
season is 300+ inches, but more importantly
the Selkirks retain their snowbase making our
ridge depths 10 to 12 feet with drifts up to
20 feet deep!

Our operations lodge is up on a 3-mile long
ridge, just steps away from Schweitzer's
Great Escape chairlift. We ride in the
opposite 3000+ acres on 92 runs facing
west, north and south-west. Our glacier
-scarred terrain is full of undulating open
bowls, steep chutes, managed plantation
cut-blocks and epic sections of old-growth
trees. Slope angles vary from light up to
mid-40 degrees.

The runs are between 800 to 2,200 vertical
feet with an aversge 1,200 vertical.
The average group makes 10 runs,
achieving about 12,000 vertical feet.

We operate 2 powerful PistenBully with
custom "in-the-round" seating cabins built
for 10 riders each. The snowcats are expertly
maintained by dedicated shop personnel.

What people remark about most is the fresh
conditions and the tree skiing, followed up
by the proficiency of our guides and the
quick transition to lodging and apres-ski.

Rental powder skis and full packages
available, ask us for our recommendtions.

See our FAQS


Peak and Off Peak Dates 2014-15

Peak
Christmas Day to January 4th
January 16 to March 8th
Off Peak
December 19 to 24th
January 5 to 15th
March 9 to April 11th

Cat Skiing Rates
Peak Cat Seat $400.
Peak Private Cat $3500.
Off Peak Cat Seat $360.
Off Peak Private Cat $3250.
All Season Standby Seat $330.
MaxVert 10-Seat Pass $3150.
-not including tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAY 11, 2014 - VIDEO UPDATE - Conditions, news, views & reviews

See all CAT SKIING VIDEOS https://www.youtube.com/user/kenbarrett/videos

CAT SKIING ACTION PHOTOS FROM https://www.facebook.com/selkirk.powder/photos_of
 

Snowmobiling

SNOWMOBILING AT SCHWEITZER
Snowmobiling is the perfect activity to get a
small group outdoors and into the woods.
And it doesn't hurt to be doing it at one of the
snowiest resorts in the US Rockies
!
The trails we ride in Schweitzer's backcountry
are typically covered with fresh powder snow,
renewed by Mother Nature often so you won’t
encounter packed bumps due to high traffic.

We offer two tours: The Explorer and Voyager

Explorer Perfect for those who only have a
couple hours to play or are new to snowmobiling.
It’s typically a 1.5 hour throttle time during
which you'll explore the trails along the ridge
line, or dip into the Middle Fork, home to
trout, moose and sleeping grizzly bear.
Total tour time 2.5-3hrs

Voyager For those who want to spend some
more time on the throttle; 3 hours of riding time.
Tour to different views or take ride all the way
to our Selkirk Powder Ranch on the Priest River.
Total tour time 4-4.5hrs

What people remark about most is the size and
beauty of our terrain, the ease of driving the
snowmobiles, the proficiency of our guides and
the amenities of the resort including lodging..

Rental snow gear and full suits
available, ask us for our recommendtions

Peak and Off Peak Dates 2014-15
Christmas Day to January 4th
January 16 to March 8th
Off Peak dates
December 19 to 24
January 05 to 15th
March 09 to April 11th

Snowmobiling Rates*
Explorer Tour- 3 tours per day; 8:30, 11 & 1
Peak $150. per snowmobile $225. with passenger*
Off Peak $125. per snowmobile $200. with passenger*
* weight combination must be under 350lbs

Voyager Tour - 1 tour per day 8:30am
Peak $280. per snowmobile - no passengers
Off Peak $250. per snowmobile - no passengers
-not including tax

We accept single seat reservations, but to operate
a tour we must meet a minimum of 2 snowmobiles.

 


SNOWMOBILE VIDEOS https://www.youtube.com/user/kenbarrett/videos

SNOWMOBILE ACTION PHOTOS FROM https://www.facebook.com/selkirk.powder/photos_of

 

FISHING PRIEST RIVER
The Selkirk Mountain's Priest River is 44-miles
long and drains 900-square miles of the
"American" section of this rugged mountain chain.
A beautifully scenic and healthy fish corridor,
the river teams with Bull Trout, Westslope
Cutthroat, Rainbow, Brookies and bass.

Up on thw western slopes above the Priest Lakes
are numerous alpine lakes stocked by IF&G. These
certainly require more stamina to access, but fishing
in pristine alpine lakes has unmatched appeal.

We offer guided full and half day tours
Rowing Inflatible Pontoon Boats
Row from our private Selkirk Powder Ranch to
numerous downriver holes and riffles.
Walk and Wade
Using SelkirkPowder Ranch as a hub or walking into
remote sections of the river or an alpine lake.

We can either cast flies or throw bait and it makes
no difference whether you're a novice or an
experienced angler, our patient guides are always
just looking for a good excuse to be floating down
the river or walking into an alpine lake.

For each trip custom arrangements are made to
drive to the takeout locations where you'll meet
your guide. After dropping the pickup vehicle you'll
and continue driving go up river to the put in where
the boats are already assembled. For walk and
wade we meet up and hop in our trucks for the
excursion.

For the best opportunity to experience great fishing,
we limit our Walk and Wade tours to 4 anglers per
trip and pontoon tours to 2 anglers per trip.

Season Dates 2014-15
June 1st through November 30

Idaho Fish & Game license(s)along with rods, tackle
and bait(s) can be purchased directly off the route
used to meet your guide.

Fishing Rates* Fly or Spincasting
Walk and Wade - Half Day
One Angler: $330, Two Anglers: $355,
Three Anglers $380 Four Anglers $405

Walk and Wade - Full Day
One Angler: $370, Two Anglers $420,
Three Anglers $495 Four Anglers $520

Pontoon Float - Full Day only
One Angler: $405, Two Anglers $455
-not including tax

 

ALL ACTION PHOTOS FROMhttps://www.facebook.com/selkirk.powder/photos_of
 

KAYAKING
Join our licensed guides for refreshing sit-on-top
kayak float down the Priest River or Sandpoint's
lower Pack River.
Experience is not necessary for either, but those
joining the float through the Eight-mile Rapids
will want to be solid swimmers and not afraid of
tipping their kayak.

We offer a few tours:
Priest River Eight-mile Rapids video
Awesome 10 miles of paddling with 1 sustained
Class 3 rapid* *best before July 15th
MacAbee Falls to Priest River Steps
Float-time 2.5-5 hrs. Ages 14+, Moderate/Hard

Priest River Green Owl video
Beautiful 15 miles of Class 1 river
Selkirk Powder Ranch to the Green Owl Tavern
Float-time 3-5 hrs. Ages 12+ Easy/Moderate

Lower Pack River video
A few lazy rivermiles, beaches and a ropeswing
Rapid Lightning Creek to the Pack River Delta
Float-time 3-5 hrs. Ages 12+ Easy/Moderate

Includes life vests /pfd, helmet, gloves, wet suits,
booties, water, light snacks, lunches arranged

For these trips, plan to meet your guide(s) and
our van(s) at the take out. From the take-outs
you're guide will jump inti your vehicle and ride
up to the put-in. When we come off the river
you'll jump in our van(s) for the short ride back
to your vehicle.

Compling with Idaho's Guide Board we limit kayak
trips to 6 guests per guide.

Season Dates 2014-15
June 1st through November 15th

Kayaking Rates
One person $350. Two person $395.
Three person $440. Four person $485.
Five person $525. Six person $560.
-not including tax

 

 

KAYAKING VIDEOS https://www.youtube.com/user/kenbarrett/videos

KAYAKING ACTION PHOTOS FROM https://www.facebook.com/selkirk.powder/photos_of
 

MOUNTAIN BIKING AROUND SANDPOINT
This how we started way back in 1999.The mountain
biking is epic up in the Idaho Panhandle, specifically
Sandpoint and Priest Lake. We ride all over and the
trails vary from huge climbs to lakeshore cruisers
good for all lages and abilities.

So whether you're looking for an expert or just a
riding buddy this is a great time. Transportation
can be arranged and rental MTBs are available
from shops downtown or at Schweitzer Mountain
Resort.

Here's some examples of day tours
Downhill* to the Green Owl
Start from the top of Schweitzer a fast and rugged
forest roads drop 3,000 feet in the first 7 miles
leading to hard pack county road. Ride ends
on the Priest River at the Green Owl
Tavern. Van sweep and return to Schweitzer Village.
Bike-time 2-3hrs. Ages 12+ Easy/Moderate
*Multiple upper DH laps offered

Singletrack at Farragut

Lakeside singletrack great for all ages and
abilities. Endless loops and facilities of Idaho's
2nd largest state park Bike-time 2-6hrs.
Any Age Easy/Moderate/Hard

Singletrack at Schweitzer Village

Singletrack around Schweitzer Basin and Sand
Creek, great for all ages and novice or better
abilities. Mountainside loops and facilities of
Idaho's Best ski area Bike-time 2-6hrs.
Any Age Easy/Moderate/Hard

Includes transportation, guide, water, light snacks,
lunches are extra

For these trips, plan to meet your guide(s) at the
trailheads or make arrangements to jump in our
van(s).

Complying with Idaho's Guide Board we limit
mountain bike tours to 6 guests per guide.

Season Dates 2014-15
June 1st through November 15th

Mountain Biking Rates
One person $330. Two person $355.
Three person $380. Four person $405.
Five person $430. Six person $455.
-not including tax.

 

 

MOUNTAIN BIKING VIDEOS https://www.youtube.com/user/kenbarrett/videos

 

MOUNTAIN BIKING ACTION PHOTOS FROM https://www.facebook.com/selkirk.powder/photos_of

 

  GUIDE
SERVICES
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fishing, kayaking & mtb
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