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TUESDAY, NOV. 28, 2017

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, 2017

FRIDAY, NOV. 10, 2017

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8, 2017

TUESDAY, AUG. 1, 2017

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017

Schweitzer skiers were swimming in powder on Feb. 28, 2017. (Schweitzer Mountain Resort)

Schweitzer extends season under big dump of powder

WINTERSPORTS -- People who had Tuesday free to ski seem to have smiles permanently plastered to their faces today. Jim Mellen of Sandpoint succinctly described the powder conditions at Schweitzer on his Facebook page as, "Best. Day. Ever." The region's resorts have been smothered in...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016

Wallowa Avalanche Center logo.

Wallowa Avalanche Center names new director

WINTERSPORTS – A professional ski guide has been named director of the Wallowa Avalanche Center, replacing a director who was killed in an avalanche last spring. Victor McNeil fills the vacancy left by the death of Kip Rand, who died in an avalanche last March...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016

Backcountry skiing involves some inherent risks, including exposure to avalanche terrain. (Rich Landers)

Avalanche awareness sessions offered in Sandpoint

WINTERSPORTS – Two avalanche awareness seminars will be be offered free this month in Sandpoint. Selkirk Powder Company and the Alpine Shop have teamed to host the one-hour seminars promoting avalanche awareness for outdoor enthusiasts, especially those in the Selkirk and Cabinet mountains. On Dec....

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016

Snowskaters on the slopes at Silver Mountain Resort in February 2015. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Silver Mountain to open ski lifts Friday

WINTERSPORTS -- After a soft holiday weekend opening for snow tubing, scenic rides and skiing and boarding on the beginner hill, Silver Mountain Resort plans to crank up more lifts on Friday. The resort plans to operate Chair 1, 2 and the beginner conveyer lift....

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SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016

FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016

THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2016

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016

A skier carves through new snow on March 23, 2016 at Silver Mountain Resort. (Alison Boggs / The Spokesman-Review)

Ski areas freshened with new snow

WINTERSPORTS -- Spring has arrived, and so has the fresh layers of snow skiers and riders expect in the mountains during March. Check out your favorite ski area; you may be pleasantly surprised. S-R staffer Alison Boggs "called in well" today so she could ride...

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MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2016

At an elevation of about 10,900 feet, the Beartooth Pass offers early- and late-season backcountry skiing opportunities.  (Casey Riffe / Billings Gazettte)

Backcountry skiers detail choice destinations

WINTERSPORTS -- Get a taste for backcountry skiing in a free program sponsored by the Spokane Mountaineers at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Mountain Gear Headquarters, 6021 E Mansfield in Spokane Valley. Club members will present "Backcountry skiing in and beyond the Inland...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2016

TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2016

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015

THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015

Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park will open lifts on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.

Mount Spokane ski area to open Friday 

WINTERSPORTS -- Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park has announced it will open Friday, Dec. 11. The mountain will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with midweek pricing. "The mountain has received enough snow to open Chairs 2, 3, & 5 on Friday, and...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015


Stevens Pass workers clear powder snow from facilities for the resort's season opener on Dec. 4, 2015. (Stevens Pass Mountain Resort)

Stevens Pass ski area opens today

WINTER SPORTS -- Stevens Pass Mountain Resort opened today in a flurry of powder but still limited terrain for 2015-16 winter operations. Skiers and riders have access to Daisy chairlift, the Rope Tow with Rail Park and a Magic Carpet. The resort will continue to...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2015

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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.