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Backcountry skiing tours

$325 Per person, minimum of 2

Enjoy single-day, self-propelled backcountry skiing tours in the Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho. Join certified alpine skiing guides for a wonderful day riding directly out of our summit lodge. Your guide(s), known for their camaraderie and cordiality, know every local powder stash so daily objectives can be quickly reached and ridden. Available every day, our tours can be scheduled back-to-back for a multi-day powder skiing vacation.


The tour price does not include 6 % Idaho state tax; online bookings also incure a 6 % booking fee.

After booking, you may request to change your reservation time or date, though we assess an administrative fee of $40 for each change. Please visit Policies for our full cancellation policy.


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Join one of our experienced and enthusiastic guides for a day of earning your turns in the backcountry of Schweitzer Mountain Resort. We use the Great Escape chairlift to save the first dribble of perspiration from penetrating the base layer before run #1. Come and experience what we’ve been riding for 25 years!

Tours require at least 2 guests in order to run; the maximum group size is 6 guests.

We have distinct tours designed for every level of rider. When you book a reservation, describe your objective, and our guide will personally call you to develop a proper itinerary.

  • Uleda
  • Big Blue

Uleda and Big Blue & Beyond may be turned into slackcountry tours for an additional $75 per person, which includes a full-day Schweitzer lift ticket.

In order to facilitate a safe and positive experience, please consider the following:

  • All group members must be in good physical condition.
  • All group members must come equipped with pack, shovel, probe * and have prior experience using all of their equipment.
  • All group members must be possess intermediate or advanced skiing or snowboarding skills and be practiced and competent in uphill snow travel.
  • Uphill modes of travel may be alpine touring (AT) skis, telemark skis, splitboards, or snowshoes *. (Skis or splitboards require climbing skins.)

Exception: for private groups, we welcome beginners and those new to their equipment.

  • licensed guides
  • snow safety instruction
  • single-use lift ticket for the initial chairlift ride
  • lunch and water