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Address: 10000 Schweitzer Mountain Road, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone Number: +1 208-263-6959
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Description: Cat skiing and snowmobiling guides. We operate 3 cats and 10 snowmobiles...
Cat skiing and snowmobiling guides. We operate 3 cats and 10 snowmobiles in 200,000 acres adjacent to Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, Idaho. Come cat ski and snowboard "The FIRST STOP ON THE POWDER HIGHWAY", our snowy paradise, 40 miles south of the Canadian border.
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Fantastic and personalized!

I had never been on a snowmobile before, so I went into our day with a bit of apprehension. Strapping on the helmet and getting on board the massive machine didn't help ... until... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2014
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Anacortes, WA
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Anacortes, WA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I had never been on a snowmobile before, so I went into our day with a bit of apprehension. Strapping on the helmet and getting on board the massive machine didn't help ... until we got going. Our guide was FANTASTIC! I felt competent within a short time on the trail (thanks to the great coaching and patient pace). I... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Went for two trips on Friday. It was one of the best adventures I have ever been on. Ken did a great job of telling us what we needed to know about the equipment and then giving us some time to get used to it then letting us have some fun . A stunning area and some spectacular views. Highly... More 

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Melbourne
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Selkirk Powder Company is up there as one of the best cat skiing outfits in the USA. If you’re trying to decide on your next ski vacation destination in the US, I’d head to Schweitzer just so that you can go cat skiing! Like other USA cat skiing operations, it’s not in the same league as most of the Canada... More 

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kenbarrett, Director of Sales at Selkirk Powder Company, responded to this review

Right on!! Consider the source here folks, this is Greg Doyle from POWDERHOUNDS.com, "The knowledge base of ALL THINGS SKIING!" from down-under. Greg and Lyndel came and visited in January 2013 and we had a great time skiing with these two enthusiastic seekers of fresh powder and great skiing. To get an in depth review see Greg's Powderhounds.com More 

Placerville, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Our trip to Schweitzer was our best skiing this season. The snow around Tahoe and Colorado was disappointing so the 13 of us went to Idaho and had a great time. The day we spent skiing with the Selkirk Powder group was the best day of our best week of skiing this year! Our guide was professional and entertaining. The... More 

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

People always go nuts about powder skiing, and I never understood why. I’ve had some powder experience in Niseko Japan. It’s nice but not something to go cultish over. After several years of being a caterpillar ski fanatic, my dad finally persuaded me to give it a try. 24-hour door-to-door commute later (from Hong Kong all the way to Sandpoint... More 

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Athol
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Riding the snowcat to unskiied powder was great fun but limited black diamond terrain.

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Charleston, sc
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

The Selkirk Powder Company is located at Schweitzer Ski Mountain. We went cat skiing with them and had a great day with fresh tracks on 8 or 9 runs. The guides are very knowledgable about the area and will even help with tips on powder skiing if you don't have a lot of experience. The Company also takes safety very... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Staff was great!! the skiing was great too!! Definitely wanting to do this again!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Had a terrific time snowmobiling one afternoon on high quality machines. After check-in at the Selkirk Powder Co. desk in the main lodge, got to take the lift to the top of Schweitzer Mountain where our guide met us. We hopped on the snowmobiles and headed to the back country. Absolutely fantastic scenery everywhere. You can see several mountain ranges... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

Skied with Ken and Jon and had a great time! Would definately recommend this to anyone who wants to get away from the crouds and where a snorkel when they ski.

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