Have you ever heard of heli-skiing? If you not, that’s okay — but the sport is picking up, and it might be coming to somewhere near you (if it isn’t already). You can find videos of it on the Internet and more thorough explanations, but the name is pretty self-explanatory. And now, if you live in Idaho, it might be coming near you — ” Heli-skiing to debut in Idaho Selkirks – The Spokesman-Review” has all the details.
- Helicopter skiing will finally get off the ground in the Selkirk Mountains in North Idaho this season.
- Selkirk Powder Co., based in Sandpoint, has acquired permits from the state Department of Lands and is taking reservations for a 17-day season in March, said Alf Cromwell, company marketing director.
- Selkirk Powder has provided snowcat skiing out of Schweitzer Mountain Resort since the company was founded in 2003.
“While the snowcat skiing runs through the season, the heli-skiing window is March 3-19 to take advantage of more reliable weather and more stable snow conditions.”