Established in 2003 as a State of Idaho registered and certified outfitting / guiding service, Selkirk Powder Company (SPC) provides snowcat, helicopter, self-propelled, and snowmobile-assisted alpine ski ski excursions and guided snowmobile tours. Uniquely, SPC is a verified outfitter of Polaris Adventures, an AIARE avalanche education Provider, and a member of the National Ski Patrol. With license and permits that cover over 200,000 acres of the rugged and beautiful Selkirk Mountain Range, SPC conveniently operates at Schweitzer in Sandpoint, Idaho, one of the largest ski areas in the United States Pacific Northwest.


Guides & staff

  • Ken Barrett

    Ken Barrett

    Chief Guide, President & Co‑Founder
    • IOGLB Level 2 Alpine Ski Guide, Designated Agent
    • AAA Level 1
    • CAA Ski Operations Level 1
    • AIARE Level 2
    • LFN Safe Utilization of Air Medical Helicopters Landing Zones, Communications & Operations
    • NSP Outdoor Emergency Care
  • John Grollmus

    John Grollmus

    Senior Ski Guide
    • IOGLB Level 2 Alpine Ski Guide
    • AAA Level 1
    • AAA Level 2
    • AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    • Wilderness First Responder
  • James Rowland

    James Rowland

    Senior Snowboard Guide
    • IOGLB Level 2 Alpine Ski Guide
    • AAA Level 1
    • AIARE Level 2
    • AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    • NSP Outdoor Emergency Care
  • Ellie Engel

    Ellie Engel

    Snowboard Guide-in-training
    • CAA Avalanche Skills Training Level 1
    • Wilderness First Aid
    • Wilderness First Responder
  • Jill Fried

    Jill Fried

    Snowcat Operator
  • Sage Geurber

    Sage Geurber

    Lead Snowmobile Guide & Ski Guide
    • IOGLB Level 1 Alpine Ski Guide
    • IOGLB Snowmobile Guide
    • AAA Level 1
    • Wilderness First Responder
  • Brenda Walsh Hollon

    Brenda Walsh Hollon

    Ski Guide
    • IOGLB Level 2 Alpine Ski Guide
    • AIARE Pro 1
    • AIARE Pro 2
    • AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    • AIARE Course Leader
    • AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide
    • AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide
    • LNT Trainer
    • Wilderness First Responder
  • Jason Keen

    Jason Keen

    Snowboard Guide
    • IOGLB Level 2 Alpine Ski Guide
    • AAA Level 1
    • AIARE Level 2
    • AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    • AIARE Pro 1
    • AIARE Course Instructor
    • Firefighter (Lieutenant), City of Spokane
    • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Micah Krmptich

    Ski Patrol & Ski Guide-in-training
    • AIARE Level 1
    • AIARE Level 2
    • AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    • AIARE Pro 1
    • Wilderness First Responder
    • Firefighter (Incident Commander Type 5), Idaho Panhandle National Forest
    • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Karl Lavtar

    Karl Lavtar

    Snowmobile Guide & Ski Patrol
    • AIARE Level 1
    • AIARE Level 2
    • Wilderness First Responder
  • Griffin McMillan

    Snowcat Operator
  • Nick Petek

    Snowcat Operator
  • Ben Price

    Ben Price

    Ski Guide
    • IOGLB Level 1 Alpine Ski Guide
    • AIARE Level 1
    • AIARE Level 2
    • AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    • AIARE Pro 1
    • AIARE Course Instructor
    • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Tim Reed

    Tim Reed

    Lead Snowcat Operator
    • Firefighter, Bonner County
    • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Carrie Reese

    Carrie Reese

    Ski Patrol
    • NSP Outdoor Emergency Care
  • John Reese

    John Reese

    Ski Guide
    • IOGLB Level 2 Alpine Ski Guide
    • AAA Level 1
    • AIARE Level 2
    • AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    • AIARE Pro 1
    • AIARE Course Instructor
    • NSP Outdoor Emergency Care
  • Tyler Salvage

    Tyler Salvage

    Snowcat Operator
  • Alix Schulte

    Alix Schulte

    Reservations Specialist
    • NSP Outdoor Emergency Care
  • Johnny Schulte

    Johnny Schulte

    Rest in peace · June 28, 2022
    Ski Patrol Director, Snowmobile Program Manager & Ski Guide
    • IOGLB Level 1 Alpine Ski Guide
    • AAA Level 1
    • AIARE Level 2
    • AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    • AIARE Pro 1
    • NSP Outdoor Emergency Care
  • Ronnie Smith

    Ronnie Smith

    Reservations Manager
    • Four Seasons, Vail – Guest services
    • Lodge Tower, Vail – Guest services
    • Concierge on Wheels, Vail – Past-owner
  • Kevin Stolbrock

    Kevin Stolbrock

    Program & Partnerships Manager
    • IOGLB Level 2 Alpine Ski Guide
    • AIARE Pro 1
    • AIARE Pro 2
    • AIARE Avalanche Rescue
    • AIARE Course Leader
    • AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide
    • AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide
    • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
    • AMGA Apprentice Ski Guide
    • LNT Trainer
    • Wilderness First Responder
    • NSP Outdoor Emergency Care
  • Kimber Warder

    Kimber Warder

    Pilot

Employment

To inquire about employment opportunities, please send a résumé (with cover letter) to employment@selkirkpowder.com.

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