New Heli Ski Operation To Open In Idaho In 2017


Book Your Heli Ski Trip With Selkirk Powder Company During Their Debut Season

Sandpoint, Idaho – Selkirk Powder Company is expanding its backcountry operation to include helicopter skiing in the Selkirk Range of Northern Idaho. After two years of surveying and testing the terrain via helicopter, they are finally ready for their heli skiing debut. The inaugural season will operate for 17 days from March 3 to 19, 2017.

Helicopter | Pixabay Image
Helicopter | Pixabay Image

According to the, Selkirk Powder Company will use one Bell 407 helicopter to access nearly 200,000 acres of terrain in the Selkirk Range in Idaho’s Panhandle. The terrain is located in “three zones along the Selkirk Crest north of Sandpoint and east of Priest Lake.” The zones include Sundance Mountain-Lost Peak, Hunt Peak-Mount Roothaan and Lookout Mountain. This is entirely state land, not national forest land.

According to the Selkirk Powder website, if you sign up to go heli skiing with them this season you will have the opportunity to make first descents and be part of the ‘Name That Run’ pool. That is certainly a unique opportunity.

Selkirk Powder plans to operate one helicopter with one group consisting of four skiers and two guides. There is no vertical limit. Terrain includes powder fields, bowls, chutes, and glades. Elevation ranges form 3000 to 7350 feet. The American Selkirks get an average of 300″ of snow per year. As for pricing… individual seats will cost $1975 per person or a private charter will run $7900 for four people.

Selkirk Powder Company is a licensed Level II Alpine Ski and Snowmobile Outfitter. Besides heli skiing, they also offer snowcat skiing next to Schweitzer Mountain Resort, snowmobiling, and avalanche courses.

Learn more about Selkirk Powder Company’s debut season at

Congrats on getting a new US heli skiing operation up and running! Be sure to give Selkirk Powder Company a like on Facebook and follow along as they ski deep Idaho powder.

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