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Wed., April 20, 2011, 8:30 a.m.

Meeting today deals with Lookout Pass ski area expansion

Backcountry skiers enjoy the Stevens Peak area near Lookout Pass in mid April, 2011 (Bob Drzymkowski )
Backcountry skiers enjoy the Stevens Peak area near Lookout Pass in mid April, 2011 (Bob Drzymkowski )
SKIING -- The Idaho Panhandle National Forests has scheduled a meeting today to discuss the proposed Lookout Pass Ski Area expansion.
 
The meeting is set for 5 p.m. at the Forest Service office in Smelterville, Idaho.
  
The Forest Service and Lookout Pass Ski Area are taking additional public comment as officials as they begin processing the application to expand the area for the ski resort's special use permit.
 
Representatives from various backcountry user groups have been invited to give their insights, said John Latta of the Spokane Mountaineers. Of particular concern the backcountry skiers is a plan to expand lift assisted skiing to the Copper Lake basin.



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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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