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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2011, 8:03 A.M.

Most ski areas open; 5th graders get special deal

Skiers and snowboarders pack the lift during opening day at Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation on the  Idaho/Montana border Friday. Lookout reported 34 inches of snow at the summit and 18 inches at the base. (Kathy Plonka)
Skiers and snowboarders pack the lift during opening day at Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation on the Idaho/Montana border Friday. Lookout reported 34 inches of snow at the summit and 18 inches at the base. (Kathy Plonka)

WINTER SPORTS -- Silver Mountain opend its lifts Monday while 49 Degrees North had customers floating on two feet of prime powder for it's opener on Saturday.

Lookout Pass will reopen on Thanksgiving and Mt. Spokane opens Friday, conditions permitting.

FREEBIE FOR 5th GRADERS

Don't waste this great early season by  you have a fifth grader in the family, take advantage of the 5th grade ski FREE passport that gives these prime learning-age kids free lift tickets at more than 20 Inland Northwest resorts. 

The passport also includes special deals on equipment rentals, lessons and other activities. Some ski areas even offer specials for parents or siblings.




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Rich Landers
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