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FRIDAY, NOV. 15, 2013

Avalanche courses available at Schweitzer

WINTER SPORTS -- The snow has barely piled up in the mountains and the first avalanche accidents of the year are being reported in the West. Be prepared. Two levels of avalanche courses are being offered in the next few months at Schweitzer Mountain Resort...

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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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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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Video: What's Up With Fat Bikes? 

WINTER SPORTS -- Fat bikes, snow bikes.... whatever you call them, they're catching on year-round with a niche of the cycling community that's mobilizing on ballooned out tires. Get a glimpse of from the saddle in this video: What's Up With Fat Bikes?

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Avalanche film romances the fury

WINTER SPORTS -- This film, "Ode to Avalanche," will be awesome to some winter recreationists and frightening to others. Either way, I hope it at least prompts you to check in with a regional avalanche forecast -- such as the weekly bulletin by the Idaho...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2011

49 Degrees North is an exciting and easy-to-reach skiing destination.  (Courtesy 49 Degrees North)

Winter Sports Kickoff at REI on Saturday

WINTER SPORTS -- Pick up season lift passes for your favorite mountains, talk to vendors, enter to win outdoors gear and get free info on outside in the winter on Saturday (Nov. 12) at the annual Winter Sports Kickoff, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at REI, 1125...

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