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  • TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2010, NOON

    The backcountry beckons

    In the myriad mountains and labyrinth-like ravines that serve as Sandpoint’s backyard, the white-topped peaks call to backcountry skiers like cathedral bells to parishioners on a Sunday morning. To the …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2010, 11:11 A.M.

    Snowmobiling in Northern Idaho

    If snowmobiling is in your future, it really doesn’t get much better than being a sled head in Idaho. Statewide, Idaho offers an incredible 7,200 plus miles of snowmobile trails. …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2010, NOON

    Winter fun is a ‘shoe-in’ with snowshoeing

    During an early January snowshoeing class at Mount Spokane, instructor Trey Nichols asked the seven participants to introduce themselves and tell everybody their favorite wintertime activity. The answers ranged from …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2010, 10 A.M.

    Snowmobiling in Northern Idaho

    If snowmobiling is in your future, it really doesn’t get much better than being a sled head in Idaho. Statewide, Idaho offers an incredible 7,200 plus miles of snowmobile trails. …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2010

    Affordable Ski & Stay Getaways

    Finding the money for a ski getaway this time of year can be challenging. But it’s a great time to go as usually the really good snow—the kind that makes …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2010

    Montana winters knock our socks off

    To some, winter means cozying up next to a fire with a cup of spiced cider and your warmest pair of fleece socks. But in Western Montana, winter means it’s …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 24, 2010, 6 A.M.

    On the Cross-County Road to the 2010 Olympics

    When dignitaries light the official Olympic cauldron in Vancouver, B.C., Feb. 12, the Olympic torch will have traveled across Canada’s six time zones. Each athlete has inspirational and humbling stories, …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 24, 2010

    Experience winter in Elkford, B.C.

    The month of January is traditionally a time for change and a fresh start. How about adding a new category to your personal “best of” list: “Best Place for Undiscovered …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 24, 2010

    Adventure Awaits You at Fairmont Resort, B.C.

    With so much to see and do at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in beautiful British Columbia, you’ll find you need to keep going back for more. In addition to the …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 24, 2010

    Cross-Country Ski Sun Valley, Idaho

    From the porch of the historic Galena Lodge, 22 miles north of Sun Valley, Idaho, cross-country skiers and athletic dogs prepare for a tour of some of Central Idaho’s 200 …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 30, 2009, 9:35 A.M.

    Check out the Go Go Calendar to find out what’s hot this winter!

    Here’s a list of some of the fun events going on this winter, check it out!


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2009

    Transition Time for White Pass Ski Area

    The word is out. After nearly 25 years, a much-talked-about expansion of White Pass Ski Area is finally under way. When complete next year, the project will have doubled the …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2009

    Apres-ski activities

    Besides the exertion of the activity itself, there are sports that hardly require any effort. Runners, for instance, need only lace up their sneakers, throw on lightweight clothes, turn on …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2009, 3:08 P.M.

    Montana’s hot spot

    As the Western Montana air gets colder, steam clouds grow larger above the outdoor pools at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Because even when the temperature drops below freezing, the pools …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2009, 3:03 P.M.

    Jackson Hole 2009: Skiing the Diamond Dust

    Stars dominate an evening arrival at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village. They dapple the sky like an appaloosa pony – then they move and reveal themselves to be …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2009, 2:04 P.M.

    Lookout looks ahead to winter

    One of the oldest – and snowiest – ski areas in the Inland Northwest has been coming of age the last several years, yet retains plenty of the ambiance that’s …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2009, 1:09 P.M.

    Fairmont Hot Springs: Western Canada’s ultimate family ski experience

    After undergoing over $11 million in upgrades and renovations over the past three years, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort has quickly become a Canadian winter vacation destination you won’t ever want …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2009, 1:04 P.M.

    Yee-Haw: Skiing Western Montana

    Each winter, the snow gods bless Western Montana ski hills (or play areas as we like to call them) with hundreds of inches of snow, creating a winter wonderland with …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2009, 12:04 P.M.

    Skiing Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park

    Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, 28 miles north of downtown Spokane, offers 2,000 vertical feet on 1,425 acres of skiing, boarding and tubing terrain.


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2009, 11:03 A.M.

    Stellar Snow, Short Lines, Great Rates: Schweitzer Delivers

    Being green in the middle of winter is something the staff at Schweitzer Mountain Resort is quite proud of. But don’t think they’re lacking any snow. Averaging 300 inches of …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2009, 10:02 A.M.

    Silver Mountain Resort

    Sure, Silver Mountain Resort packs the typical wintry weather revelries - the gateway gondola ride, more than 300 inches of snow - but that’s only part of Silver’s allure.


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2009, 10 A.M.

    49 Degrees North

    This hill may not be the steepest you’ve ever skied (and certainly not the most expensive!), but 49 Degrees North has once again ramped it up with the largest ski …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 22, 2009, 9:01 A.M.

    Shining Mountains at Whitefish Mountain Resort

    When winter arrived in western Montana this year in mid-October, it left a settled base of 2 feet of snow at the summit of Whitefish Mountain Resort. Locals knew this …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 4, 2009, 9 A.M.

    Escape to Chelan Valley

    Need an escape this fall or a break from your traditional routine? Add a trip to the sunny Chelan Valley to your to-do list of fun.


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 4, 2009

    Fall in the Saddle—Montana by horseback

    The fall colors of Montana, rubicund, sienna and palomino gold, glisten, under the Big Sky, which itself is an atmospheric hue of well-worn denim, stretched over mountains, meadows, lakes and …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 2009, 10:54 A.M.

    Fall perfect for traveling to Bellingham

    One of the most scenic autumn drives in Washington — maybe the entire country — is to travel west on Highway 20 across the north portion of the state. Take …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 2009, 3:48 A.M.

    Oregon Oyster Farms

    Jonathan Swift was quoted as saying, “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster,” and today people eat them raw, smoked, boiled, fried, stewed, canned, pickled, steamed, or …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 2009, 12:27 A.M.

    West Edmonton Mall a popular draw for Canadian travelers

    Go to a mall on vacation? You mean visit the same stores you have at home? If your travels take you to western Alberta anytime soon, you’ll realize a trip …


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