Free-heel flow

Backcountry ski touring

$329 Per person, minimum of 2

Enjoy the pristine beauty of our Selkirk backcountry terrain self-propelled. Our guides know every local nook so your objectives can be readily reached and ridden. Lunch is on us, but the vertical, well, that’s all up to you!

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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!

Groups have maximum size of 6 guests.

We have three 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.

  • Solar Ecstacy / Uleda
  • Big Blue & Beyond
  • Northern Lakes Lap

Solar Ecstacy / 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 should have prior experience using all of their equipment.
  • All group members must be posses 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