Selkirk Powder Guides

Explore vast backcounty terrain by snowcat, helicopter or snowmobile with Selkirk Powder Guides!

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Selkirk Powder’s certified guides lead skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobilers on epic powder adventures, all originating from the convenient setting of the Schweitzer Village. Over 4,000 acres of cat skiing, thousands more via heli-skiing and 400 miles of snowmobiling terrain await you as you delve deeper into the world-famous snow of the wild Selkirks! 

Want more info? Selkirk Powder has a registration desk in Schweitzer’s Lakeview Lodge, or visit our website. Ready to jump right in?  Book your tour online now!

Cat Skiing

skier in deep snow headed to waiting snowcat

Just think—4,350 more acres to discover as you are transported in Selkirk Powder’s comfortable 10-passenger snowcats. Typical tours include 8-12 exclusive runs while achieving up to 14,000 vertical feet in the west bowls adjacent to the resort. Riders should be advanced intermediate or better, and be prepared to ski natural conditions in the trees or powder-laden open fields. 

Guided Snowmobile Tours

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A great activity for your extended family, small groups or for visitors who don’t want to ski—Selkirk Powder Guides’ snowmobile tours are the perfect choice! Their licensed guides take you on a variety of tours that include plenty of opportunities to take in the amazing backdrop of the Selkirk and Cabinet mountain ranges as well as unparalleled views of Lake Pend Oreille. And novice riders are welcome too, as tours are crafted for each group’s skill level and sightseeing wishes. Give Selkirk Powder a call for a perfect excursion that’s just a chairlift ride away!

Heli Skiing

helicopter picking up skiers

Heli-skiing with Selkirk Powder Guides will transport you right up into the big peaks and deep powder! Become a part of the hottest heli-skiing scene in the U.S., and you’ll enjoy the added bonus of skiing lines few have ever skied before. Incredible skiing is just up range, and we’ll take you there!


scenic view of mountains and snow

A great low-impact way to take in the sights of the entire region from on high. No heavy lifting required—let the Selkirk Powder Guides whisk you away into a winter wonderland in the comfortably heated cabins of our specially outfitted snowcats, which can accommodate up to 10 guests.

Avalanche Education

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Sign up for one of our avalanche awareness classes. We offer Level I certification over a three day period. Great foundational knowledge for anyone interested in venturing into backcountry environments in winter. See our website for more on the latest details for class dates and times: