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Fri., May 19, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

Lookout Pass gets OK to add chair lifts, expand terrain

Lookout Pass Ski Area has received Forest Service approval to add two new chairlifts and 14 new runs. The ski area operates on federal land on the Idaho-Montana border. (Associated Press)
Lookout Pass Ski Area has received Forest Service approval to add two new chairlifts and 14 new runs. The ski area operates on federal land on the Idaho-Montana border. (Associated Press)

Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area plans to spend about $10 million over the next several years on new ski runs, chairlifts and an addition to its lodge.

The ski area on the Idaho-Montana border received final U.S. Forest Service approval Friday to expand its operations on federal land.

“I’m jumping up and down right now. It’s been a long process … seven years,” said Phil Edholm, Lookout’s president and CEO.

Lookout’s footprint will nearly double to 1,023 acres on the Idaho Panhandle and Lolo national forests. The expansion will allow the ski area to add two new chairlifts and 14 new runs. Work also will begin on a 14,000-square-foot addition to Lookout’s lodge, which received earlier approval/Becky Kramer, SR. More here.




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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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