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MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016

Jackass Hill Climb, Aug. 20, 2016, at Silver Mountain.

Jackass Hill Climb could kick your butt

ENDURANCE -- Trail Maniacs are organizing the second Jackass Hill Climb for trail runners, and this year, for mountain bikers, too, on Aug. 20 at Silver Mountain. Bust your butt to the top of the mountain and then enjoy the annual brews and music festival....

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FRIDAY, OCT. 2, 2015

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015

Skiers start the first leg of the Leadman Triathlon on Silver Mountain. (Courtesy photo)

Silver Mountain says Leadman Triathlon is a go

MULTISPORTS -- Although the region's ski resorts have closed for the season, there's still enough snow at Silver Mountain above Kellogg to start the first leg of a popular multisport down-the-mountain spring event. The 11th annual NASCO LEADMAN Triathlon will be held April 25. The...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015

Skiers enjoy the sunshine and the barbecue at Silver Mountain Resort on Saturday, April 23, 2011. (Chuck Hartshorn)

Schweitzer, Silver ski resorts closing Sunday

WINTERSPORTS -- They fought the good fight, but this strange winter is winning. Schweitzer Mountain and Silver Mountain ski resort swill close for the season after the end of operations on Sunday, officials announced today. The resorts normally are open at least through spring break....

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SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015

Skiers enjoy the sunshine and the barbecue at Silver Mountain Resort on Saturday, April 23, 2011. (Chuck Hartshorn)

$7 lift tickets at Silver Mountain on Sunday

WINTERSPORTS -- Silver Mountain is advertising going to seven-day operations in 2015-2016 by offering $7 lift tickets on Sunday March 8. Sure the resort could use more snow, "but what is there is skiing good," said Neal Scholey, marketing director. "And of course a beer...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015

Stevens Pass is offering $12 lift tickets on Super Bowl Sunday. (Courtesy)

Be the 12th player on the slopes - for $12

WINTERSPORTS -- Acknowledging that there might be some serious competition for visitors this weekend, Stevens Pass Ski Area is deflating ticket prices on Super Bowl Sunday. In a Re-Peat performance from last year, the resort is offering $12 lift tickets good for 4 hours --...

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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, APRIL 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8, 2014

TUESDAY, NOV. 26, 2013

MONDAY, OCT. 14, 2013

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013

Don Brockett performs a flip on skis during a pond skimming event at Snoqualmie Pass, Wash., March 24, 2013. Traditionally, crowds start to thin in April as ski areas wind down their operations, but this can be one of the best months of the season. (AP Photo/Janet Jensen, The News Tribune) (Janet Jensen / Associated Press)

10 reasons to stay on your skis, snowboards 

WINTER SPORTS -- Thar's white gold in them thar hills, and plenty of snowpack for getting in a few more runs on skis and snowboards before spring creeps up into the the mountains. Inland Northwest ski resorts are taking different approaches ending or extending their...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013

Alan Shepherd speeds down the mountain on Telemark skis Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 49 Degrees North near Chewelah.  It's spring break week and skiing is free at the ski area, thanks to sponsorship by Toyota.   JESSE TINSLEY The Spokesman-Review (Jesse Spokesman-revi / The Spokesman-Review)

Ski areas winding down; some extending season 

WINTER SPORTS -- Good spring skiing is in the forecast for skiers and snowboarders as Inland Northwest resorts post various schedules, events and season extensions. Schweitzer Mountain Resort announced today the extension of the ski season through April 14, noting the snowpack remains excellent. The...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

Silver Mountain Resort general manager Jeff Colburn says he learned the importance of teamwork as a high school athlete. (Kathy Plonka)

Silver Mountain gondola reopens; dads ride free

RESORTS -- The snow has finally melted and the Silver Mountain gondola is scheduled to reopen Saturday (June 16) to transport hikers, bikers and other visitors who want to enjoy the mountain trails and scenery. “Summer is a fantastic time to visit Silver Mountain Resort,”...

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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012

TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2012

THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2011

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)

Most ski areas open; 5th graders get special deal 

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...

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MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2011


FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2011

THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5, 2011

Jackass Day a deal at Silver Mountain

WINTER SPORTS -- Friday is Jackass Day at Silver Mountain as they pay homage to the resort's humble beginnings and its less-than-delicate original name. The lift tickets are less, too: Only $9.45 plus tax, if there are any taxes left in Idaho. On Saturday, the...

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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.