Come experience refreshing, deep powder heli skiing with us in the sweet spot of America’s Northern Rockies, where geography and snowy weather patterns combine to make a skier’s and rider’s paradise.
We perform our helicopter skiing tours in the southern portion of the Selkirk Range, the mountain chain known for its reliable, deep snowpack and the world’s largest concentration of heli-ski and snowcat operators. Powder days here are plentiful and yours to savor as you join our licensed and expert guides who understand the quality and value of heli skiing in this pristine and beautiful area.
We offer only one or two groups per helicopter per day, friendly guides, unlimited vertical, two heli-ports; Sandpoint and Priest Lake.
For more details see the information provided below and check out our Heli Skiing FAQ’s If you don’t see what you’re looking for please call, text or DM us and we’ll fill you in on specific items needing clarity.
Terrain: Unspoiled Idaho State Forest land, consisting of everything from cornice topped alpine cirque bowls and huge powder fields developed by an historic forest fire to narrow rock lined chutes and, of course, the famous Selkirk snowghost covered runs from treeline. Runs range in length upto 2200ft.
Snowpack: Reliable and consistent. We draw moisture from the north and south, so we’re usually in the path of storm systems all season long. That equates to over 300″ during an average season, with a stable snowpack averaging about 120+ inches in depth holding from January thru March
Safety: Selkirk Powder is a licensed Level II Alpine Ski Outfitter, and also operates it’s own professional division of National Ski Patrol. Our ski and snowboard guides are well seasoned and specially trained
Helicopters: Our helicopter contractors fly Bell 407’s and Eurocopter AS350 B2/3 “A-Stars”
Heli-port locations: Sandpoint, Idaho and Priest Lake
What A Typical Day Of Heli Skiing With Us Is Like:
0800: Meet at at your chosen heli-port for guide introductions and safety and weather briefings
0845-0900: Prepare your gear and get ready for flight
0915-0945: Aircraft familiarization and take off
When you return to either heli-port there are a number of great restaurants just minutes away to celebrate your day with apres drinks and fine cuisine
Note: Times may shift due to weather and flying conditions. We may depart for skiing at any time through 1200 noon as weather permits