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Fri., Feb. 18, 2011, 7:07 p.m.

Region’s resorts welcome holiday skiers with powder

Nearly a foot of fresh powder fell at Fernie Alpine Resort on Feb 18, 2011, for the joy of snowboarders and skiers heading up for the holiday weekend. (Courtesy photo)
Nearly a foot of fresh powder fell at Fernie Alpine Resort on Feb 18, 2011, for the joy of snowboarders and skiers heading up for the holiday weekend. (Courtesy photo)

WINTER SPORTS -- Powder is the word for President's Day Weekend skiers.

Around 2 feet of blower powder piled up and was waiting for skiers today. The full moon is out and everyone is ready to go out and shred!  

For those of you heading off the managed slopes of area resorts, John Olson, Forest Service hydrologist in North Idaho had this reminder:

"No matter how much fun you are having, you can still die in an avalanche."

The weekend avalanche advisory from the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center says avalanche danger ranges from MODERATE to HIGH depending on the area.  

 

Fernie Alpine Resort  reported 9 inches of new powder snow earlier today and it was still snowing.

– 22cm in the last 48hrs and currently snowing close to 5cm an hour of Blower Powder.




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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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