Welcome to Selkirk Powder’s local weather and forecasting information page, designed to aide you in gathering information for your next skiing or snowmobiling adventure. Here we’ve embedded multiple devices and numerous source links to some of the best weather forecasting tools available today.
Live Webcam: In winter the Selkirk Powder webcam is programmed to follow a five stop tour. On a clear day the cam can see about 900 square miles. As impressive as that sounds, it’s a small fraction of our permitted operating terrain. The webcam is attached to our summit lodge and operations center. The lodge, built in 2003, is on the summit of Schweitzer Basin at 6336′. It’s somewhat centrally located astride a miles-long ridge which serves our cat skiing area. This tour will give you live views of the bulk of the cat skiing terrain and a glimpse into a small portion of our heli skiing terrain.
Live Weather: In addition to the live webcam we have a wireless remote weather station which reports to our operations center. This wireless remote weather station collects and broadcasts current weather conditions and updates forecasts trends. This link updates every few minutes.
Triple Doppler Radar: There’s a Weather Underground link to a live image of the Triple Doppler Radar based at the NOAA regional office in Spokane, Washington.
Doppler Radar detects precipitation and storms. The Radar map shows areas of current precipitation (rain, mixed, or snow). The map is animated to show the previous hour’s worth of radar signal.
5-Day Snow Forecast: Lastly we have embedded a link from SNOW-forecast.com, which creates Weather Maps & Snow Reports for 3100 ski resorts around the world. This link is updated four times daily using accurate mountain weather models.
Other data and backcountry snow condition reports and warnings can also be found at the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center link.
If you have any questions regarding our weather, please don’t hesitate to call us; we take forecasting seriously and enjoy sharing with our guests.