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Snow Sport Report

Alpine skiing

49 Degrees North reopens today with $14 mid-week lift tickets for everyone and will be hosting the first Emerald Empire Mighty Mite race on Sunday. Info: 935-6649.

Buses leaving from the Newport Cinema and U-City start running to Mount Spokane for night skiing tonight. Cost is $8 and lift tickets are $12. Ski lessons will also start this weekend. Info: 238-6281.

Silver Mountain will extend operation hours tonight by turning on the lights on two lifts. For the price of a daily lift ticket you can ski until 7 every Friday until Feb. 10.

The NASTAR “Star Light Star Night” race series is held every Thursday at 6 p.m. this month at Schweitzer. Info: (208) 263-9555.

The Lookout Pass free ski/snowboard school for children will start this weekend with free buses from Tidyman’s in Post Falls. Info: (208) 744-1392.

Nordic skiing

Cold weather and recent grooming has created excellent conditions on Mount Spokane, Fourth of July Pass and Upper Wolf and Geophysical trails.

Escape the crowds: the Flume and Lonestar trails in the Priest Lake State Park were groomed this week, deserted and in great condition.

Snowmobiling

The groomer in the Colville area has completed trails in the Little Pend Orielle and Sherman Pass areas and will start on trails at 49 Degrees North today.

All trails in the south tri-counties trail system are reportedly in fair condition. Mount Spokane was the only trail re-groomed this week.

Intense grooming in the Methow Valley has left 180 miles of trail in great condition for the weekend.



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