The Lick Creek Summit Yurts are ready to go by early December and we operate until April. Come join us for a powder skiing experience you'll never forget! Located in the heart of Idaho's West Central Mountains, we have over 30,000 acres of untracked powder, literally, in our backyard.
Located on Lick Creek Summit (elevation 6930' ), we have two yurts, a wood fired sauna and an outhouse. From mellow burned tree glades, to the steep and deep, you'll find loads of vertical just out the door. We can accommodate your perfect backcountry ski trip, from a day to a week. We offer yurt rentals, full service guided trips and avalanche education courses.
Access to the yurts is a 12 mile approach on a forest service road up to Lick Creek Summit. We utilize a full size snowcat with a heated, enclosed carrier for your group and all of your gear. Transportation is from the trailhead outside of McCall to Lick Creek Summit Yurts. It includes up to approximately 75 lbs. of gear per person. The snowcat takes you a within a short walk to the yurts for a gear shuttle on foot. This enables groups to focus their time on skiing untracked snow rather than carrying in all your supplies.
Snowcat transportation $1040 up to 8 $130 each additional
Introductory Yurt Tour - $440 fee, required for first time self catered groups.
$560 per night up to 8 | $70 each additional
A Deposit of 50% is required for a private yurt reservation.
Final balance for private rentals is due 60 days prior to the trip. Private rentals will be reserved when deposit by cash, check, or credit card is received.
Participant information sheets and signed release waiver also required at that time..
All self catered yurt rental groups will be required to have a Trip Leader. The Trip leader must have a Level I Avalanche Safety Course or equivalent. Payette Powder Guides will evaluate the equivalent experience to determine if it is satisfactory.
Trip Leaders must be familiar with the terrain in the proximity of the Lick Creek Summit Yurts. If they are not they must hire a guide to give an introductory hut tour of the area.
Trip leader will ensure that one fully stocked First Aid Kit is available to the group and that at least one person in the group has First Aid/CPR Training. A Trip leader will be the contact person for PPG and will be responsible for submitting the Registration Packet (to include: payment, participant information sheets, and signed waivers) prior to trip.