Outdoors

FRIDAY, JAN. 25, 2013

Avalanche conditions changing with weather

WINTER SPORTS - Weather is causing changes in snow stability that backcountry skiiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers should be aware of when traveling in the mountains today and this weekend, according to the Idaho ...

THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2013

Man saves girlfriend from Utah avalanche

WINTER SPORTS -- Read the story of a couple that beat the odds of disaster. Also, read the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center's weekly forecast when it's posted on Friday before ...


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 ...

TUESDAY, DEC. 25, 2012

Merry Christmas, on and off the slopes

WINTER SPORTS -- Have a happy, holy and safe holiday in and out of doors. See the Idaho Panhandle avalanche advisory if you're heading to the mountains. Use the kid-keeping ...

FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012

Avalanche at Schweitzer points out ice layer

WINTER SPORTS -- I'm just picking up on in-bounds snow slides that buried at least two skiers last Friday on the Headwall at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Both were rescued by ...

MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012


Level I avalanche class offered in Spokane area

WINTER SPORTS -- A 28-hour Level I avalanche class geared to  ski patrol, search and rescue and backcountry skiers/snowboarders is being offered over the next three months starting next week. Arch Harrison, ...

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2012

FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

Avalanche advisory: watch out on the steeps

WINTER SPORTS -- "Snowfall continues in the mountains and the riding conditions Thursday were superb," reports Kevin Davis of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center after his North Idaho mountains snow ...

FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012


Avalanche advisory: Mountains loaded with powder

WINTER SPORTS -- Wonderful deep powder is calling all backcountry snow worshipers today, and the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center is recommending that you go and get after it -- but consider staying ...

FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012

Avalanche survivor: ‘We weren’t being idiots’

WINTER SPORTS -- Elyse Saugstad, who survived the Stevens Pass-area avalanche that killed three of her skiing companions on Sunday, provided more details about the event in a followup interview with the Anchorage ...

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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