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THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014

Huckleberry festivals mark ripening of Idaho state fruit

WILD EDIBLES -- The huckleberry harvest season is underway at lower elevations and the pleasure is working its way up the region’s mountainsides as the berries ripen. People and communities have taken note: The Priest Lake Huckleberry Festival is set for Saturday, July 19, at...

MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

Looking for solitude? Head for a nordic ski trail in April

WINTERSPORTS -- A glorious day was to be found on the Schweitzer Mountain Nordic Trails on Sunday. What wasn't to be found? Many people. "Glorious day of spring skiing at Schweitzer," said Jette Thorslund Benedetto, who was skiing with Kurt Stellwagen. "We had the XC...

FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014

Schweitzer 24-hour skiers rack up $100,000 for cystinosis research

WINTERSPORTS -- Rudis Kadzejs of Valleyford, Wash., with 210 solo runs, and another 109 skiers going solo or in teams last weekend, skied their hearts out in the 24 Hours of Schweitzer and raised more than $100,000 for cystinosis research. The annual marathon downhill event...

FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014

Skiers, boarders gear up for 24-Hours of Schweitzer

WINTER SPORTS – Die-hard soloists and teams on skis and snowboards will be riding the lifts through the night on March 21-22 for the annual 24 Hours of Schweitzer. The all-day, all-night fundraiser benefits cystinosis research.

FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013

Great Scott! First nordic event of season is Sunday

WINTER SPORTS -- The first nordic event of the season will be held Sunday at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, but skinny skiers won't be the only participants The Great Scott race has divisions for snowshoers and snowbikers as well as a nordic division. Competitors can come...

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20, 2013

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013

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...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013

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...

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2013

Snowshoes and snow bikes featured at Schweitzer

WINTER SPORTS -- The Snowshoe Stampede at Schweitzer Mountain will be pedaling a new option on Saturday (Feb. 2). A snow bike division has been added to the event that welcomes all sorts of walkers, gabbers, goers -- and now, fat bikers! The event features...

MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012

Schweitzer benefit features $10 lift tickets Dec. 14

WINTER SPORTS -- Schweitzer Mountain Resort will be offering $10 lift tickets on Friday (Dec. 14) with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Community Cancer Services and the Bonner Partners in Care Clinic. The event is Schweitzer’s first major event of the winter season. Schweitzer...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012

Schweitzer offers free lift rides to snowy summit

SUMMER RESORTS -- Free chairlift rides, barbecues, live music and other activities headline the Summer Celebration set for Saturday (June 30) to open the summer season at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. However, with snow still covering the top of the mountain, bicycles are not yet being...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012

You didn’t put your skis away yet, did you?

OUTDOOR WEATHER -- It's June 6, 2012, and the folks at Schwetizer Mountain Resort above Sandpoint are reporting ... SNOW. Check out the mountain's video weather report about a twist that's keeping huckleberry blossoms in their buds.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012

Pucci retires from Schweitzer Ski Patrol after 45 years

WINTER SPORTS -- "The end of an era is upon us," says the announcement from Schweitzer Mountain Resort. As the resort shuts down for the 2011-2012 season, Ski Patrol Director John Pucci will be retiring after 45 years as a patroller and 38 years as...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012

Super heroes raise $150,000 for Hank (and others) at Schweitzer

SKIING -- Nearly 130 skiers and snowboarders ages 5-74 spearheaded the effort to raise a record $150,000 in the 4th annual “24 Hours of Schweitzer” last weekend. While an ill-timed storm and gusty winds pounded the resort and forced closure of part of the mountain...

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012

Are you game for 24 Hours at Schweitzer?

SKIING — Downhill skiing marathoners are conditioning their legs or gathering teams for the fourth annual “24 Hours of Schweitzer” March 30-31 at Schweitzer Mountain Resort -- a fundraiser for a good cause. Also known as "24 Hours for Hank," the event seeks participants to...

THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012

Sky-high skiers to fly at Schweitzer

Yokes Outrageous Air 2011 Schweitzer Show Highlight from Bob Legasa on Vimeo. WINTER SPORTS -- Crane your necks upward for some serious ski stunts Friday and Saturday.... What: Yoke's Outrageous Air Show aerial ski-jumping exhibition, plus fireworks, music Who: Olympic freestyle gold medalist Jean Marc...

THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

$10 lift tickets at Schweitzer benefit local cancer patients

WINTER SPORTS -- Community Cancer Services of Sandpoint and Schweitzer Mountain Resort will team to offer $10 lift tickets Friday as a fundraiser, with 100% of ticket proceeds to be donated to local cancer care, resort officials announced today. Schweitzer plans to have all 2,900...

THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011

Schweitzer’s Huckleberry Festival ripe for Sunday

OUTDOOR EVENTS -- Time's ripe for Schweitzer’s 5th annual Huckleberry Festival. With berries ready to pick at the 3,2000 foot level, the picking will gradually rise in elevation as the festivities kick off on Sunday (Aug. 7 From 8 a.m. -4 p.m. the resort above...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011

Schweitzer opening summer season with free lift rides — and snow

MOUNTAIN RESORTS -- Schweitzer Mountain Resort will open its summer season on Saturday with food, outdoor games and activities, food, live music and FREE chair lift rides. Normally, hikers and mountain bikers would take advantage of this summer-opening special in conditions you might expect in...

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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