Geared towards the advanced and expert skier, these trips deliver the goods! Registration is now open!


Improve your skills, Explore New Terrain, Gain Confidence in the Backcountry

Join Andy & Shannon Mahre for 4 days of Coached Skiing in Idaho at Schweitzer Mountain with Selkirk Powder Guides Cat Skiing. 





A Glimpse into the Trip

Day 1 : Our first day on snow will be spent in-bounds at beautiful Schweitzer Mountain Resort. It'll be a day of working on some skills, but mainly a day of fun, getting to know each other and checking out this beautiful mountain. We don't want anyone to get too tired, so people will be given free rein on how long they would like to ski for this day inbounds. At the end of our day, we'll all meet in the village for happy hour time on the patio - Kids are totally welcome. We'll also be meeting with our lead guide, James, to go over what the next few days will be like on the cat and in the backcountry together!

Day 2 : Our first day of Cat-Skiing... Go TEAM! We meet up at 8:30 for beacon check (and another coffee if you need one!) at the front desk before we head up the chair. At the top, we'll ski on over to Selkirk Powder where our Cat(s) will be waiting to take us out for our day of fun in the Idaho Backcountry. Our day will consist of getting fresh tracks, logging some video and photos for you, seeing some epic views & getting tips + tricks from our coaches all along the way. After our last run in the backcountry, the cat will drop us off at the top of the mountain and we'll all ski down to Schweitzer Village together just in time for another fun post-shred happy hour.

Day 3: Repeat Day 2 + More Fresh Tracks

Day 4 : You guessed it... repeat all the fun & stoke from Day 2 & 3!



2023 Trip Dates & Descriptions

:: January 29th-February 2nd ::

  • Advanced/Expert Trip
  • 1 Cat with 9 guests + 2 coaches (Andy + Shannon) 
  • We have only 1 spot left in this trip.
  • Trip is coed. 
  • Skiers + Snowboarders are welcome.
  • Clients should be comfortable skiing in the powder, in spaced-out trees and in crud.

:: February 5th-9th ::

  • Advanced + Advanced/Expert Trip
  • 2 Cats (1 will be at a faster pace and 1 will be at a slower pace)
  • 9 guests in each cat + 2 coaches in each cat. 
  • Trip is coed.
  • Skiers + Snowboarders are welcome.
  • Clients should be comfortable  skiing in the powder, in spaced-out trees and in crud.

*** These trips are meant to improve your skills + confidence in powder, in the backcountry, in trees, on steeps and hitting natural airs if conditions permit and therefore are geared toward advanced as well as expert level skiers. 


2023 Trip Pricing

  • 1 day of in-bounds skiing at Schweitzer Mountain Resort
  • 3 days of cat-skiing at Selkirk Powder (snacks will be provided while cat skiing.)
  • Free Access to our K2 Mindbender Demo Ski Fleet
  • Professional Photography & Video for you to have & share
  • Lift Ticket at Schweitzer Mountain Resort
  • Swag Bag with a GWG or MADE buff as well as products & discounts from our sponsors: evo, K2 Skis, Kate's Natural Foods, Tieton Cider, Trew, Superfeet, Gnarly Nutrition  & More

Cost :: $2650/person 


*** If you cancel 60 days prior to your trip, you can get a full credit refund towards other clinics/lessons. If you cancel less than 60 days prior to your trip, credits may be lesser than the value paid. No Cash refunds are given for cancellations.


Need Childcare at Schweitzer? NO PROBLEM!

One of the many great things about Schweitzer Mountain Resort is it's amazing Childcare & Ski Lesson options. 

Kindercamp is available for kids ages 4-6 years old & consists of all day flexible childcare, lessons, lunch, snacks, crafts, games, and fun for just $141/day. 

Kids Lessons are also available for kids age 4-12 & Day Care is also available for kids age 4 months to 6 years.



Need some advice about lodging? We highly recommend staying up at Schweitzer in or near the village instead of in Sandpoint. 

Below are a list of some of the accommodations that are located at the hill. There are also condos & townhomes near the village that are available as well. Contact Shannon for information on possible group rates.

Selkirk Lodge 

White Pine Lodge



We are SUPER excited to be partnering with Selkirk Powder once again for the 2022/23 season. Providing exceptional tours and adventures since 2003, Selkirk Powder guides take the extra steps to make your time with us safe and exciting.


We LOVE Schweitzer ... and we know you will too! Considered by many as the best family-friendly resort in the PNW, Schweitzer Mountain Resort ranks as one of the nation’s top winter destinations with 2900 acres of amazing terrain and offers breathtaking views of three states, Canada and the impressive Lake Pend Oreille.

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