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Cat skiing

$460 Single seat
$4,100 Private charter

Our flagship product!  Spend the day cat skiing with new friends or book a whole ’cat for ten. Trips average 8–11 runs per day and 10,000–14,000 ft of vertical.

Capacity

20 guests per day, 10 per snowcat

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Nowhere else in North America do awesome cat skiing, amenities of a full-service ski resort, and easy access intersect so perfectly. There’s no need to commit to hard-to-reach backcountry lodges because Selkirk Powder’s vast terrain is adjacent to Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Now you can come cat skiing just for the day or stay for many more to experience a rich variety of skiing—both on and off-piste—that you just won’t be able to get enough of!

Compared with all North American Ski Resorts, Selkirk Powder’s cat skiing terrain ranks 6th in size—and we only let in a maximum of 20 skiers and riders per day! Our 4,350 acres are chock-full of powder fields, pillow lines, cornices, chutes, cliffs, and some of the finest hand-cut glades and natural tree runs on the continent; slope angles range from gentle cruisers to 40° underneath a snowpack of over 300 in per year.

  • licensed guides
  • BCA avalanche transceiver for the day
  • snow safety awareness and equipment training
  • single-use lift ticket for the initial chairlift ride to the summit
  • lunch, snacks, and water
Register at our desk in Schweitzer Mountain’s Lakeview Lodge. You’ll complete registration documents and be fitted for an avalanche transceiver, watch a safety video, and receive your lift pass for the chairlift ride up to our Summit Lodge on the summit.
As you off-load from the lift, you’ll meet your guide and head towards our Summit Lodge to complete your safety briefing and gear check. Then off you go to drop into the backcountry! Our snowcat will be waiting for you at the bottom of your first run, warmed up and ready to whisk you back up.
After about six hours of cat skiing, we’ll return to our Summit Lodge. Ski & ride your victory lap down one of the resort’s trails on the front side to our Village-based reception area. After checking back in and returning your beacon, you can opt to head straight back to your car for a quick ride home, perhaps wind down in the hot tub of your hotel or condo, or hoist a glass of your favorite beverage and swap stories of epic powder turns with your new friends at one of Schweitzer’s Village pubs.

To deliver guests into this spectacle, we purr along in powerful PistenBully snowcats outfitted with custom-built “in-the-round” seating cabins that comfortably accommodate ten passengers. Cabins are heated and vented, sport have wireless speakers, and are funished with comfortable, padded seats.

Four people smiling inside snowcat

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