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  • Mount Spokane ice crawler may be a unique species, scientists say

    Unusual creatures are lurking on and under the snow of Mount Spokane. They’re called ice crawlers, and a University of Wisconsin entomologist hypothesizes that these have enough genetic differences to …


  • Court temporarily halts Mt. Spokane expansion project

    The Washington state Court of Appeals has issued a preliminary injunction to halt logging for a new chairlift and 80 acres of groomed runs at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard …


  • New snow prompts opening of ski areas

    The five Inland Northwest downhill ski areas could all be open this weekend for the first time this season.


  • Guest opinion: Funding ski area supports students

    As Washington’s leaders enter into final debate over the capital budget for the next biennium, they should consider Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park’s $2.23 million request as more than …


  • Mt. Spokane Ski expansion approved after 5-2 vote

    The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission voted Thursday to allow an expansion of downhill skiing at Mount Spokane State Park. Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard plans to build a new …


  • Washington Parks Commission approves expansion of downhill skiing at Mt. Spokane

    The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission today approved expansion of downhill skiing at Mount Spokane.


  • Schweitzer Mountain Resort plans Saturday opening

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort near Sandpoint is scheduled to open for the season at 9 a.m. Saturday, the first Inland Northwest ski resort to get chairlifts humming. Only the Basin Express …


  • Ski areas confront boom of free-heel freeloaders

    Ski areas across the USA are in an uphill battle to get a grip on the growing number of skiers and snowshoers who use the resorts’ plowed roads, facilities and …


  • Spokane, Idaho ski resorts gear up for super season

    The fresh dusting of snow on Eastern Washington’s and North Idaho’s mountain peaks can only mean one thing: Ski season is around the corner. It’s not much, but the few …


  • Mt. Spokane ski area will pursue expansion

    Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park is willing to do additional environmental studies in pursuit of a long-running effort to expand the ski hill, General Manager Brad McQuarrie said Wednesday. …


  • Ski expansion at standstill

    A state appeals court has halted a major expansion at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, saying that the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission erred by not requiring a …


  • Court blocks Mt. Spokane ski area expansion

    A state appeals court has halted a major expansion at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, saying that the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission erred by not requiring a …


  • Groups fighting plan for Mount Spokane ski area

    Environmentalists turned up the heat Wednesday in their legal challenge to the proposed expansion of the downhill ski area on Mount Spokane. The Lands Council argued in an appeal before …


  • Mt. Spokane lodge grows for visitors

    A new addition to Mt. Spokane’s ski lodge is giving powder hounds a new place to kick it between runs and the nonprofit business an opportunity to stay competitive in …


  • Ski area expansion plan in final stage

    A decade-old effort to expand the downhill ski area to the “back side” of Mount Spokane is in its final proposal stage, sitting on the desk of the Washington State …


  • Ski areas plan upgrades, expansions

    Skiers and snowboarders will find some new lifts and runs as well as some lodge improvements at the five Inland Northwest ski areas this winter. Highlights include lift upgrades at …


  • Ski areas to open in time for the holidays

    Lines were 10 deep at the ticket window and every chair was full as Lookout Pass opened for skiing and snowboarding Friday morning, maintaining its tradition of being first among …


  • Environmental group sues over ski area expansion

    An environmental group is challenging the Washington State Park and Recreation Commission’s decision to reclassify part of Mount Spokane State Park’s undeveloped terrain as suitable for a ski area expansion. …


  • Suit filed protesting Mt. Spokane expansion

    An environmental group is challenging the Washington State Park and Recreation Commission’s decision to reclassify part of Mount Spokane State Park’s undeveloped terrain as suitable for a ski area expansion.


  • Mt. Spokane allowed to add runs

    Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park will be allowed to expand into pristine terrain on the mountain’s northwest face. The Washington state Parks and Recreation Commission voted 4-0 Thursday to …


  • Commission counters ski expansion proposal

    A proposal to expand Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park could end up as a compromise that allows a new chairlift and runs but protects areas of old growth forest …


  • Resorts closing books on powderful season

    The Inland Northwest’s five ski resorts will end regular operations Sunday, bidding farewell to a season that delivered above-average snowfall and increased business from skiers and snowboarders. “It’s been powder …


  • ‘Powder day after powder day’

    The Inland Northwest’s five ski resorts will end regular operations Sunday, bidding farewell to a season that delivered above-average snowfall and increased business from skiers and snowboarders. “It’s been powder …


  • Ski resorts’ season off to booming start

    Outstanding conditions have brought an avalanche of skiers to Inland Northwest resorts, operators reported Monday. An early opening for most ski areas got the season off to a strong start, …


  • Skier safe after night on Mount Spokane

    A 66-year-old skier spent a cold and wet night on Mount Spokane but is all right after walking to a house Sunday morning.


  • Early snows bolster ski resorts’ hopes for busy season

    So far, it looks like La Niña is delivering as promised. Ski resort operators across the Inland Northwest started cheering as early as last spring when forecasters began predicting the …


  • Area ski resorts like what they’ve seen so far

    So far, it looks like La Niña is delivering as promised. Ski resort operators across the Inland Northwest started cheering as early as last spring when forecasters began predicting the …


  • Skiers carve free at some NW resorts

    Lookout Pass Ski Area has offered the last four days of its ski season free to everyone who shows up. In a deal that started Thursday, Lookout, located on the …


  • Agile ski resorts overcome El Niño

    Skiers and snowboarders traded the epic powder dumps of the past two years for sunshine this season as El Niño held court at area ski hills. With snowpack at 51 …


  • Mt. Spokane kicks off another season with improvements

    Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park kicks off its 79th season as the city’s designated winter playground today. In all those decades, perhaps none have been more significant than the …


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