Outdoors

Ski resorts offering special events and deals this week

In a steady snow snower, snowboarders ride up chairlift 5, with the Ski Patrol building behind them, under the lights Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park.  A small amount of new snow made for good conditions on the groomed slopes.     (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
In a steady snow snower, snowboarders ride up chairlift 5, with the Ski Patrol building behind them, under the lights Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park. A small amount of new snow made for good conditions on the groomed slopes. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Area ski resorts are luring post-holidays skiers with special events and deals. Among the offerings this week:

Silver Mountain – $7 lift tickets Thursday to celebrate “Jackass Day” marking the ski area’s 42nd anniversary. (The ski area originally was called Jackass Ski Bowl, because of the mountain’s mining history, although some say it refers to the engineers who designed the treacherous original mountain access road).

49 Degrees North – Winterfest, Saturday and Sunday, featuring telemark ski racing and hill-climbing events on the downhill slopes plus snowshoeing and cross-country events and activities that run day and night.

Mount Spokane – Learn-to-ski package through January, includes lift ticket, rentals and a two-hour group lesson for $69.

Schweitzer Mountain – Overnight accommodations discounted 30 percent for three nights or more through Tuesday.



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