Over the years, we’ve been discovered by industry insiders such as Skiing, Powder, SKI, and Outside magazines as well as professional photographers, videographers, broadcasters, and ski journalists. But more importantly, we can’t wait for you to make your own discovery!

Guest testimonials

In addition to reviews posted to individual adventure experiences (submit your own at the bottom of a tour’s page), we are also grateful for the positive reception guests have expressed on popular social review outlets:


Unofficial Networks

Unofficial Networks opined that northern Idaho ought to be considered a powder skiing and riding destination alongside Utah and others. We are honored to receive acclamations of beautiful terrain, incredible convenience, and exceptional value in the article “Selkirk Powder Company: The Best Way to Ski Northern Idaho”.

Boarding the snowcat

AAA’s Journey

Here, the middle A stands for Automobile and not Avalanche. The American Automobile Association’s regional magazine recognized us as part of the “Heli & Cat Capital of the World”: “Essentials: NWBEST”

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal exposed the well-kept secret of Schweitzer and Idaho’s excellent skiing: “The Beauty of Buying a Ski Home in Idaho? Nobody Knows a Thing About It”

A kid skiing Schweitzer

The New York Times

We appeared in “7 Places Where the Slopes Are Less Skied” by the The New York Times owing to our COVID-conscious characteristics.

Unofficial Networks

Unofficial Networks helped us announce the return of our heli-skiing program in the 2020/2021 season and stated how the rebooted offering will cement SPC as a heavy-hitter in the industry.


Powderhounds provides an in-depth review. Here is the introduction:

Some USA cat skiing operations that are attached to a ski resort are a bit ho-hum, but Selkirk Powder Company definitely isn’t one of them. We’re letting the cat out of the bag that this is one wickedly fun cat skiing operation. We had an amazing time!

Powderhounds at Selkirk Powder

SKI Magazine

Schweitzer & Selkirk Powder are featured in the 2012 cover story “10 Best Mountains You’ve Never Skied”. Our scene is described as where lake views, steep trees, B.C.-quality snow, and a generous serving of backside snowcat action await.

Local magazines

Get the backstory on our heli operations from our local Sandpoint Magazine. We’ve also been fortunate to be featured on the covers of Sandpoint Magazine and Coeur d’Alene Magazine:

Everett Potter’s Travel Report

Everret Potter gives the scoop in “5 Myths About Snowcat Skiing”.

Visit Idaho

Our own Gem State offers a peek into a day in the life with “Champagne Powder & Snowmobile Dreams”.


Along with international locations like Georgia and Madagascar, Idaho and Selkirk Powder make Vogue’s list of “The 10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017”.