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Pitching Skin Product On Chairlift

The great Sandpoint Chairlift Pitch Contest at Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint today. Contestants rode a chairlift up to 6000 feet, pitching their start-up business to judges for prizes, all in an effort to grow emerging businesses in the outdoor and recreation industry in that community. Shown here (from left):
Kevin Kluender and Travis Kaull, both judges, are pitched by eventual winner Tracy Gibson of Ruby's Lube, and another judge, Ty Taitch.  Ruby's Lube is an all-natural skin product for outdoor enthusiasts. (Photo courtesy of Matt Mills McKnight)

Sunset Hails Sandpoint As Ski Town

Item: Sunset mag ranks Sandpoint as West’s most under-the-radar ski town/Cameron Rassmusson, Bonner County Bee

More Info: The publication focused on Western living recently named Sandpoint the West’s most under-the-radar ski town. After parsing through several options including Driggs and Ogden, Utah, the editorial staff of six selected Sandpoint as the clear victor.  “I really love Sandpoint,” Sunset editor-at-large Peter Fish, who first nominated Sandpoint, said. “But I think with the lake, people consider it more of a summer destination. They don’t realize that it has a lot to offer during the winter, too.”

Question: Which Inland Northwest ski area is your favorite?

Shoe Tree’s Gone, Bra Tree Lingers On

Shoes dangling among the pine cones surely detract from the natural ambiance of a cedar grove. But decorating things with cast-off clothing is not unheard of here in the Inland Northwest. There’s the bra tree up at Schweitzer, located within easy underwear-tossing distance from the Sunnyside Chairlift. There are the telephone poles alongside the highway to Ainsworth Hot Springs, north of Nelson, B.C., each sporting a necktie/Susan Drumheller, Idaho Conservation League. (AP file photo for illustrative purposes of Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, with Victoria’s Secret bra. More here.

Question: I didn’t know that there was a Bra Tree on Schweitzer Mountain. Did you?

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