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  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Slopes inspire fourth-grader’s storm names

    Christening Coeur d’Alene’s first winter storm of the year Abracadabra, after a black-diamond ski run at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, just might tempt Old Man Winter to make it a good …


  • Schweitzer to manage cabins

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort will take over management of the six Bottle Bay Resort cabins on Lake Pend Oreille this summer, a news release from the Sandpoint ski area said.


  • 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 …


  • Eighth is enough

    New vacation homes are being built slope-side at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, with three bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms, large decks and picture windows offering dramatic views of Lake Pend Oreille, all …


  • Skiing for 24 hours in fundraiser at Schweitzer required some pacing

    The sunrise never looked so good, ascending over the mountains to turn the lake from deep blue into molten gold. I had made it through the night on skis in …


  • Schweitzer also announces Friday opening

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint will open for the 2009-10 ski and snowboard season on Friday, with some help from its new snowmaking system.


  • Slopes gain some new angles

    El Niño might be the forecast for this winter, but the weather system that frequently means warmer temperatures and less snowfall doesn’t have Inland Northwest ski and snowboard resorts running …


  • Ease into fall with music, brews and Schweitzer mountain views

    It seems like summer appeared and disappeared faster than a cold pint of ale on a Friday afternoon. We’re already less than a week away from Labor Day, and it’s …

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