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THURSDAY, AUG. 3, 2017

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THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2016

THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2016

TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2015

MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2015

The Lookout Pass Free Ski School started its 72nd year on Jan. 7, 2011, to a swarm of enthusiasm. More than 500 kids age 6-17 had been registered.  (Courtesy photo)

Skiers set visitation records at Lookout Pass

WINTERSPORTS -- Lookout Pass ski area has had some record-breaking skier visit days in January, according to owner Phil Edholm. The resort off I-90 at the Idaho-Montana state line posted these numbers: Saturday, Jan. 17, single day attendance record of 2, 243 skier visits. Saturday,...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 27, 2014

Schweitzer skiers enjoyed their first chairlift ride of the 2014-15 season as the resort opened limited terrain on Nov. 22. (Courtesy)

Four area ski resorts opening this weekend 

UPDATED 2:35 p.m. on 1-27-14 -- 49 Degrees postpones opening because of warm weather. WINTERSPORTS -- Four ski resorts in the Inland Northwest have announced they plan to be running lifts this weekend. Skiing will be on limited terrain until more snow falls; ticket prices...

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TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2014

FRIDAY, JAN. 3, 2014

Four inches of new snow greeted skiers at Lookout Pass on Jan. 3, 2013. (Lookout Pass Ski Area)

Powder-breaking news from Lookout Pass

WINTER SPORTS -- In the past few weeks, snow-goers have been worshipping every new inch of the precious-little snow that's been falling from the sky. That's why the 4 inches of beautiful snow that fell last night on Lookout Pass stirs some excitement. And look...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2013

FRIDAY, NOV. 15, 2013

Groomers hit the slopes at Lookout Pass Ski Area on Nov. 6, 2013, to start packing and preparing the newfallen snow for the upcoming season. (Lookout Pass Ski Area)

Some ski resorts may open this weekend

WINTER SPORTS -- Lookout Pass and 49 Degrees North ski areas have put skiers and boarders on alert that snow is piling up on their slopes and, depending on what the incoming storm deposits overnight, they may start their lifts this weekend for the first...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6, 2013

MONDAY, OCT. 14, 2013

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013

The Lookout Pass Ski Patrol was been named the “Outstanding Patrol of the Year” in 2012-13 for the Inland Empire Region by from the National Ski Patrol – for the third season in a row (Courtesy photo)

Lookout Pass Ski Patrol tops -- again

WINTER SPORTS -- The Lookout Pass Ski Patrol has been named the 2012-2013 “Outstanding Patrol of the Year” for the Inland Empire Region by from the National Ski Patrol – for the third consecutive season. "These dedicated men and women provide an outstanding service for...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012

Boosted by publicity and interest in the 100th anniversary of the 1910 forest fire blow up, the Route of the Hiawatha rail trail set a visitation record of 34,249 this summer. (File)

Route of the Hiawatha opens Saturday

BICYCLING -- The Route of the Hiawatha rail trail near Lookout Pass will be open for the season starting Saturday, says Phil Edholm at Lookout Pass Ski Area. That's great news for folks planning bicycling outings over the Memorial Day weekend. Heck, people were skinning...

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MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2012

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.