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THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014


Another powder skier suffocates in tree well

WINTER SPORTS -- It happened last week at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana, and now another report from Wednesday of a Washington skier without a partner falling into a powder pit at the base of a tree and suffocating. CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, Wash. (AP) — The...

MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2014

Avalanche eduation scholarship will honor Sandpoint man

WINTER SPORTS -- Friends of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center are sponsoring an avalanche education scholarship in memory of Doug Abromeit, a Sandpoint native who was instrumental in starting the National Avalanche Center. Abromeit died last fall. ” We will send one student a year...

MONDAY, DEC. 23, 2013

Video: Where the powder skiers were today

WINTER SPORTS -- Skiers and boarders who work at Big Mountain out of Whitefish didn't need to see ads to lure them to the mountain this morning. They heard the powder horn loud and clear. Here's a short video of today's action put together by...

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...

THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2013

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...

THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012

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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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