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Back country skiing essentials workshop set for Oct. 10

Spokane’s local gear shop will help you make the transition from resort skiing to backcountry shredding.


Spokane man skis 12 months in a row without driving more than 2.5 hours from home

Over the past year Mike Brede has been on a very specific, and difficult, mission.


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Ski Fest 2018: Rehabilitation center hosts community water skiing event

Dozens of people with varying ability levels gathered on the shores of Clear Lake for the St. Luke’s annual Ski Fest.


June powder turns greet Spokane skier in Idaho backcountry

Mike Brede headed to North Idaho on Sunday and Tuesday in search of snow. He’d been watching the weather and thought there was a good chance there would be some …


Reader photo: the winter that would not end

Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition.


Silver Mountain reopens Saturday propelled by the never-ending winter

It’s the winter that just won’t end.


Uphill ski battle this weekend

Ski uphill Saturday in the first annual


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Idaho OKs Bogus Basin ski area plan involving snowmaking

Idaho on Tuesday approved a plan by Bogus Basin Recreation Association officials that involves building a water-storage dam and putting in underground pipes to make artificial snow for consistent pre-Christmas …


Bill Jennings: With spring thoughts turn from snow to dirt

Last week I didn’t write nice things about spring’s arrival as winter continued to roar in the mountains. Spring was feckless. Winter was bold. The outcome of this confrontation was …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 2:31 p.m.

Schweitzer breaks all-time resort record with more than 34 feet of snow

Schweitzer Mountain Resort broke an all time resort snowfall record Wednesday.


Bill Jennings: Winter conditions in spring makes for uncrowded powder day

Spring tends to arrive in the inland northwest as a timid introvert. The emerging season lets winter push it around.


Reliving my dad’s youth on the California slopes

The last time he’d been down these slopes very well may have been three decades ago.


On skiing with Olympians and passing up a chance to play pickup ball with Adam Morrison

The summer of my junior year in high school, I found myself presented with an impossible offer. Play pickup basketball with the Gonzaga basketball team.


Bill Jennings: Everybody wins when canned goods equal lift tickets

The weather on Sunday featured servings of cold and cool, snow and rain, with a side of overcast. It wasn’t necessarily a tempting menu for spring skiing.


Nearly spring skiing brings sun, fun and views from Mount Spokane

Within two minutes of leaving the car, I was sweating. And not only from the exertion of skinning up Mount Spokane. The sun was to blame, too.


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

Northeast snowstorms give ski areas late season powder blast

Back-to-back nor’easters that have pounded New England have given ski resorts a late-season blast of their life’s blood, luring skiers and snowboarders to the slopes, and allowing smaller ski areas …


Bill Jennings: Spring corn available for duration of season

Just in case no one had warned you, be aware that today marks the Ides of March. “Beware the Ides of March” were words of caution offered by a soothsayer …


Sofia Goggia takes the downhill title and Lindsey Vonn takes the win

Sofia Goggia and Lindsey Vonn each have something to celebrate when their season-long rivalry in downhill concludes. Goggia followed up her Olympic downhill gold by claiming the season-long World Cup …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Boyne to assume outright ownership of 6 ski resorts, including The Summit at Snoqualmie

Michigan-based Boyne Resorts has reached an agreement to assume ownership of six ski resorts that it’s operating under long-term lease agreements. The deal includes covers Brighton Resort near Salt Lake …


Bill Jennings: Beware of tree wells, a silent killer on the slopes

Getting caught in an avalanche is a terrifying way to get killed while skiing or riding. But it’s more likely you could meet your demise from a threat less spectacular.


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 2:41 p.m.

Snowboarder, skier die on Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor

A snowboarder and skier died on Mt. Bachelor in separate incidents on the same day after each fell into holes at the base of trees and were covered by snow, …


Mikaela Shiffrin jokes about whether Lindsey Vonn’s Olympic career is over

Lindsey Vonn has said repeatedly that these would be the last Winter Games of her career. Her U.S. teammate – and heir apparent – Mikaela Shiffrin jokes about whether Vonn …


Bill Jennings: Epic storm provides bounty of powder at Lookout

A skiing and riding season is ultimately remembered by its epic snowstorms. Such an occasion occurred over the course of last weekend.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 12:56 p.m.

Head to Red: Red Mountain Resort a haven for rustic skiing

If you hate corporate ski playgrounds, you just might love Red Mountain Resort.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 6:25 p.m.

Success never stopped for Washington’s Phil Mahre, Steve Mahre after 1984 Olympic skiing triumph

Twin brothers finishing 1-2 in an Olympic skiing event, one hour after the gold-medal winner’s wife delivered the couple’s first son a continent away? It would have seemed far too …


Explore three great small resorts in Western Montana

One snowy day long ago, the explorers Lewis and Clark got lost as they trekked through the mountains of Montana.


Tied for 6th, Lindsey Vonn points to key mistake; also erred earlier

Lindsey Vonn’s first Olympic race in eight years included one very late and obvious error that she used to explain why she tied for sixth place in the super-G. She …


Snowboarder Ester Ledecka wins surprise Olympic Alpine ski title

Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic made a stunning run to take the Olympic super-G title. A mistake cost Lindsey Vonn a spot on the podium. Ledecka also is a …


Bill Jennings: Patrollers wanted at Mount Spokane

For 80 years, the Mount Spokane Ski Patrol (MSSP) has fielded a group of volunteers dedicated to keeping the mountain safe.


Frida Hansdotter wins Olympic slalom title; Mikaela Shiffrin finishes 4th

Frida Hansdotter held off the conservative-skiing Mikaela Shiffrin and the rest of a tightly bunched field to win the Olympic slalom title Friday at the Pyeongchang Games.