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Snowcat Skiing in Idaho

Cat Skiing

selkirk-powder-ski-forecast-2017 Snowcat skiing in the Northern Rocky Mountains at Selkirk Powder, Idaho is shaping up to be looking very nice, with NOAA  forecasting BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES for the entire Winter of 2017 across the Panhandle region. In contrast to last year’s above average temperatures, the upcoming winter’s predicted cooler…

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Spring Fun

Selkirk-powder-cat-skiing-3.29-powder-animal-3 Aaaaahhhhh, what an amazing winter it has been, and now we’re shifting into spring. All the dire predictions of a dry winter were without merit: at the end of March we’re still sitting on over a 125″ base, and the days just keep getting nicer and…

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February Splendor

CatSki_View1 Here we are in the month of February, skiing and snowmobiling on over a 100″ base, and simply enjoying all the beauty and stillness that the Selkirk backcountry offers. Winter’s hush is occasionally interrupted by hoots and hollers of pure joy as we smear and slice…

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It’s Snow Easy!

snowy powder For anyone who’s been wondering how winter has been shaping up here in Northern Idaho in the backcountry near Schweitzer Mountain, well the picture above pretty much sums it up. We’ve been so blessed with snow that our base has exceeded 90″, and as you…

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Ski The Wild Side

Powder moose Not only do we offer wild skiing and riding in uncrowded, powder-smothered terrain; we also offer glimpses of the wildlife that makes this pristine backcountry so appealing. Note our friendly neighborhood Powder Moose, out for a stroll the other day. We always give our wildlife…

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Recognized By National Geographic

NatGeoarticle   Check out our mention in National Geographic’s write up of the “Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns.” Not only is Sandpoint a great year-round town, but we make backcountry ski adventures so easy to launch into and accessible. The photo was taken by Woods Wheatcroft right…

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Cat Skiing Is On!!!

Cat ski 122715 Well it’s official folks: we’ve opened up our cat skiing operations for tours, and whoooie has it been sweet for this early in the season! We have well over a 70″ base already, and are setting up nicely for a great season. Those fortunate…

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Ready For Snowmobiling!

Snowmobile Ready Well it’s official, folks–our hardy team of Selkirk Powder snowmobile guides are up and running on the trails! We’re off to a great start this season, with over 50″ base already, and it continues to grow as snow showers remain in the forecast throughout the week….

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Slope Testing Underway

cat-skiing-selkirk-powder-dec13 With a nearly 50″ base already built up around the lodge and our upper roads established, it’s time to begin some slope testing of our upper elevations and observing the snowpack underfoot. Pictured here is everyone’s favorite snowboard guide James Rowland, sliding kindly on Norelco and headed toward…

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If A Tree Falls In The Woods, Does Anyone Hear The Other 99 That Also Just Fell?

Clearing Downed Trees Have you ever wondered what happens high up in the mountains when a powerful weather front passes through? Oftentimes while winds in the valley may be storming at 30-40 miles per hour, what happens as winds push up steep mountainsides and over ridgetops is that…

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