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Reader photo: Let it snow

In Idaho Schweitzer Mountain Resort had 2 inches of snow on Tuesday, said Sean Mirus, the resort’s director of marketing.


Schweitzer Mountain Resort closes summer season with Fall Fest

Fall Fest features more than 75 regional micro-brews and ciders, plus several regional wines, as well as family-friendly activities.


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 2:23 p.m.

E-bike tour at Schweitzer harbinger for the future of biking

It was an all-too-avoidable mistake. Not paying attention, I neglected to shift into a higher gear while approaching a steep hill high above Lake Pend Orielle on Monday.


Local ski areas say they’re blessed with snow, but are planning ahead for changes in climate

Nationally, the ski industry has been proactive in preparing for climate change, which expected to shorten the winter recreation season. Local ski areas are also engaged.


Schweitzer switches up chefs

Schweitzer Mountain Resort has announced a few changes in its culinary team.


Schweitzer’s Fall Fest celebrates 25th anniversary with big move

The four-day event marks the final weekend of the mountain resort’s summer operations.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Inland Northwest ski resorts cheer snowy season, steady crowds

Steady winter storms and no sudden warmups are driving a busy ski season at the five resorts around Spokane and in North Idaho.


Schweitzer Resort ready to open Sky House summit lodge

Visitors to Schweitzer Mountain Resort soon can sit on top of the world with a warm drink in their hands. The ski resort near Sandpoint is about to open Sky …


The Dirt: Schweitzer ski resort finishing $5 million summit lodge project

Schweitzer Mountain Resort plans to complete its $5 million summit lodge in December. Construction began July 2015 at the top of the Great Escape Quad lift.


Schweitzer Mountain Resort to open on Friday

Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint will open Friday, becoming the first of the Inland Northwest’s five ski areas to start up the lifts for the 2015-2016 season.


UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2015, 4:48 p.m.

Schweitzer, Silver to close ski season after Sunday

Schweitzer Mountain Resort and Silver Mountain will close for the season after Sunday, officials announced.


Snow is slow to show this ski season

In the past five years, Schweitzer Mountain Resort in North Idaho has invested about $1 million in upgrading its elaborate system for making artificial snow. This year, the investment is …


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 …


Schweitzer Mountain Resort opens this weekend

Schweitzer Mountain Resort will open for the season at 9 a.m. Saturday, officials say. A lift will operate through Sunday with 150 acres available for skiing out of the resort’s …


Prime Timers ski groups get together for fun, fitness

Every Monday in the winter, Suzie Ferguson and her girlfriends spend the day skiing at Lookout Pass. They grab lunch and a beer — or two — with their other …


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 …


Schweitzer Resort chairlift vandalism charge dismissed

SANDPOINT – A North Idaho judge dismissed a felony vandalism charge against a Bonner County man accused of slashing chairlift seat cushions at Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Magistrate Court Judge Justin …


Man denies ski resort’s claims

SANDPOINT – A man accused in a lawsuit of slashing dozens of chair lift seat cushions at a North Idaho ski resort is denying the allegations and claims instead he’s …


Field Reports: Cool support needed for Idaho cutthroats

FISHING – Warmer water temperatures recorded in North Idaho streams and rivers are creating unhealthy conditions for trout, especially the region’s westslope cutthroats, Idaho environmental officials say. A recent analysis …


Spokane fat bikers spinning their niche

Balloon-tired fat bikes are breaking trail into new Inland Northwest terrain this winter, including nordic skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling routes. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, which has opened its nordic trails on …


Nordic ski trails sprout near Sandpoint

Cross-country skiers donating time, energy and their own grooming equipment are inspiring Sandpoint – a town of alpine skiing tradition – to get active on skinny skis. “It’s a classic …


Resorts’ early snowpack lays it on thick

December snowfall at Schweitzer Mountain Resort is the heaviest in nearly 30 years, the Sandpoint-area ski resort reported Wednesday. The ski hill has recorded 180 inches of new snow this …


Out & About: Schweitzer avalanche indicates ice layer

OUTSLIDE – Three skiers were buried, but quickly rescued by other skiers, in small inbounds avalanches on the Headwall at Schweitzer Mountain Resort on Dec. 7, Sean Briggs, resort spokesman, …


Schweitzer welcomes skiers this weekend

Schweitzer Mountain Resort above Sandpoint has announced it will open two chairlifts for skiing this weekend. The Basin Express and Musical Chairs lifts will be open 9 a.m. to 3:30 …


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 …


Lookout Pass snowfall tops weekly chart ‘on the planet’

Phil Edholm knew the ski area he runs on the Montana/Idaho border had received a lot of snow over the past week. On Monday alone, Lookout Pass was reporting more …


Out & About: Sky-high skiers fly at Schweitzer

Sky-high skiers fly at Schweitzer What: Yoke’s Outrageous Air Show aerial ski-jumping exhibition ( vimeo.com/12585195), plus fireworks, music


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, …


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 …