Sleddin’ flow

Priest River Valley snowmobiling

5.0
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
5
$290 Driver (non-holiday)
$120 Passenger (non-holiday)
$360 Driver (holiday)
$150 Passenger (holiday)

If snowmobiling up and down thousands of vertical feet through the snowy Idaho mountains and covering upwards of 30 miles—or more—is the quest. Look no further! Experienced snowmobile riders, off-road enthusiasts will find this Schweitzer-based snowmobile tour to be amazing!

Duration

Approximately 3 hours riding time

Capacity

1–2 guests per snowmobile

Season

December 22, 2023 – March 31, 2024

Holiday periods

 December 22 – January 7
Book

The tour price excludes 6 % Idaho state tax; online and direct reservations incure a 6 % booking fee.

After booking, you may request to change your reservation time or date outside of 45 days, though we assess an administrative fee of $100 for each change. Please visit Policies for our full cancellation policy.

Lodging

We’ve gathered together a few condominium, resort, hotel, and bed & breakfast properties.

Travel insurance

We’ve found a policy to consider that suits our nature-reliant adventures.

View above a cloud-filled valley

We provide:

  • licensed guides experienced in the area *
  • riding instruction
  • single-use lift ticket (not valid for skiing)
  • snowmobile rental
  • open-face DOT helmet (if you don’t have your own)
  • goggles (if you don’t have your own)
  • in-tour snacks, hot cocoa, hot cider, and water
  • post-tour hot cocoa

You bring

Please arrive prepared for wintry adventure with the following personal items – you can use it as a checklist. (Many of the items may be purchased at The Source retail shop at Schweitzer.)

Optional

Check-in with us at our desk in Schweitzer’s Lakeview Lodge. You’ll complete registration documents and receive briefing on what happens next.
As you off-load from the lift, you’ll meet your guide and head towards our Summit Lodge. Your safety and equipment familiarization continues as your guide demonstrates important techniques and answers any questions you may have.
Now it’s time for fun! You’re cruising through the backcountry and experiencing some of the most unique and beautiful terrain you’ll ever ride through!
Snowmobilers in forest
As you wrap-up your tour, you’ll return to our Summit Lodge and ride back down the chairlift to the village base area.
Arrive back in the Village to end the tour.
5.0
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5 reviews
  • Scott, Mary and A.
    March 1, 2023
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great Experience

    We took the Priest Valley tour on 2/25/2023. My last experience was decades earlier and Mary and Ashley had never done it. Our guide was Sage, as other reviewers have said he was excellent in every way! Mary was very apprehensive at the beginning of the ride and was much more confident by the end! The weather was great, and the ride was the perfect mix of length and challenge! We had a great time, highly recommend!!

    Selkirk Powder
    March 2, 2023
    That's a super cool result Scott, to have Mary, and Ashley, gain the experience confidently is the true essence of guiding. We think Sage, his teammates Ethan and Mike, heck everyone here, demonstrates the same demeanor and expertise to make folks like you comfortable in some pretty big country whether its riding powerful snowmobiles or skiing through the woods. As to the tour. Yes. Isn't it specular? We're so fortunate to be able to groom, or have groomed for us, these wicked cool trails deep back in the Selkirk forest. We're stoked you liked them! Thank you for your great recommendation, we hope to give you guys another cool ride sometime again. Until then, brrrappp : ) : ) : )
  • Jen B.
    March 1, 2022
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    So. Much. Fun.

    My brother and I went out on a snowmobile tour on 2/26/22. It was a beautiful and sunny day so we were able to see all the surrounding mountains and lakes. Sage was our guide and he shared a wide range of knowledge of the area which was really interesting and made the trip even more memorable. We were able to see all of the cat skiing area and no doubt, we will be back for that!

    The trails were all in good condition and the sleds were brand new! It had been over 10 years since I had been on a snowmobile and these were easy and fun to ride. I can't say enough about how awesome and accommodating everyone there was. I highly recommend any guided tour by these guys. Thanks y'all!

    Selkirk Powder
    March 2, 2022
    Thank. You. Jen!
  • Fred and A.
    February 7, 2021
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great Adventure!

    We went on the 9am tour on Feb. 6, 2021, our guide was Sage. All I can say is WOW!

    That was beyond our expectations. I don't know if we could have picked a more perfect day. The snow was dumping on us, and I think that made it even more adventurous and beautiful!

    Sage went over the safety of the snowmobiles with us, and we were off!! He would stop to check in with us often enough to make sure everyone was good, and we also stopped to take lots of pictures. At one of our stops, he made us hot cocoa / hot cider and brought some granola bars. That was a perfect setting, as the snow dumped down on us... it was pretty amazing. Sage was full of information about the area and did a wonderful job leading us on the trail and making sure we were all comfortable and safe. We would definitely come back and do this again... Highly Highly recommend this ride!

    Selkirk Powder
    February 8, 2021
    Arlene and Fred, Your review is awesome! Isn't it cool to be out in the snow when it's falling and driving snowmobiles to wonderful places! Looking forward to seeing some pictures ! Thank you and safe travels.
  • JOANNE L.
    February 2, 2021
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Awesome time!

    We went on a tour on Jan. 31, 2021, had an awesome time, so much fun. The machines are brand spnkin new and worked great. It was definitely the highlight of our trip. Our guide Sage was great, I recommend asking for him as a guide, i cant say enough how great it was. We will be back next year for sure! Thanks!

    Selkirk Powder
    February 2, 2021
    Hi Joanne, Sage is aware of your 5 star review, as is Polaris. Everyone's stoked! Thanks for the props, we look forward to riding with guys next year!
  • Mike & K.
    March 20, 2020
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Awesome day in the sun

    We were the last tour of the 2019/2020 season. Originally we thought it would be just the two of us and a guide but were surprised when we were joined by co-owners on our tour. Having them along was a great pleasure. Sage (our guide) was awesome. My wife had never been on a snowmobile before the tour or even to a ski area! When the tour was over and we were on our way down the ski lift, I asked her if it was all that she thought it would be and she said 'and then some'. That about sums it up. The tour was just long enough to get a real feel of what snowmobiling in the back-country is all about and did not leave anything on the table. We will definitely be going back for another tour.

    Our original plan was to rent snowmobiles in Priest Lake and do our own tour but I think that a guided tour was much more suited to our needs. Having a guide was a great idea as we did not have to worry about getting lost or stranded out in the wilderness.

    A must do for anyone who is the least bit interested in trying snowmobiling. Now I will have to take a snocat ski tour with Selkirk next year!

    Selkirk Powder
    March 20, 2020
    The pictures you shared Mike were excellent! We all look forward to having Karen and yourself back up with friends and family for more snowmobiling adventures, and having you get into the powder with the cat skiing guides. Have a great Spring and we'll see you again soon!
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