March 22, 1996 in Outdoors

Snow Sport Report

By The Spokesman-Review
 
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Alpine skiing

With the quad lift down for the season, a little extra time on the lift is money in your pocket at Schweitzer. Reduced tickets: $30 adults, $23 students, $18 youth.

Festival Cup team races today through Sunday at Schweitzer to raise money for the Festival at Sandpoint. Info: (208) 263-9555.

Lights went out last week at Schweitzer, the last area in the region to offer night skiing this season.

Mount Spokane open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; $15 lift tickets for all.

Golf and ski for prizes at Lookout Pass Saturday. Contestants whack tennis balls with golf clubs as they ski through nine-hole course. $20 entry includes lift ticket. Info: (208) 777-7701.

Nordic skiing

Grooming is finished for the season at Mt. Spokane. But backcountry skiers can find good corn and have the feast all to themselves.

Backcountry conditions are ideal and reasonably safe on south-facing slopes. But north slopes haven’t had the same freeze-thaw cycles and may have pockets of instability where a thick layer of consolidated snow is poised on a layer of sugar. Watch out.

Snowmobiling

Grooming has ended in the Spokane Region. Sledders would have to go through mud to reach North or South Baldy.

, DataTimes


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