THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 6 A.M.
The snow sports industry is notorious for marketing shiny innovations intended to maintain sales figures more than increase performance for the average consumer. But a visit to Spokane Alpine Haus …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
When you step off the gondola at Crystal Mountain, it’s hard to beat the view.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016, 7:39 P.M.
The number of bald eagles arriving for the annual congregation at Lake Coeur d’Alene has more than doubled in a week.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 6 A.M.
Being a hiking and paddling guidebook author, I was interviewed recently by a magazine writer. Her first question: “What’s the most important tip you can offer people heading outdoors for …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 5:45 A.M.
Nearly a month of warm weather left me disoriented. About a day and a half after running on the High Drive bluff trails in shorts and t-shirt, a thin layer …
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016, 3:19 P.M.
Mikaela Shiffrin won her sixth straight World Cup slalom after building a healthy lead in the first run at Killington. The overall World Cup leader finished in a combined 1 …
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 12:26 P.M.
The 49 Degrees North ski area near Chewelah did not open for the season Saturday as planned.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 11:02 A.M.
Skiing season in Oregon is set to begin Friday as Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor are both expected to open.
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 6:41 P.M.
Mikaela Shiffrin earned 21 World Cup victories, two world championship titles, an Olympic gold medal and a pair of reindeer – that’s right, reindeer – by racing within her comfort …
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 4:22 A.M.
You might not know it, but one of North America’s best-loved ski areas sits within easy driving distance of the Inland Northwest.
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016, 6:31 P.M.
Mount Spokane State Park will soon make the transition from requiring Discover Passes on vehicles to Sno-Park permits.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 3:29 P.M.
It’s official. After months of hearsay based on conjecture, La Nina is here. The Climate Prediction Center of the National Weather Service issued a La Nina advisory on Nov. 10. …
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Suez Canal, Nov. 16, 1956
SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2016, NOON
At first glance, an autobiography from Warren Miller, a 92-year-old resident of Orcas Island and Montana, depending on the season, might seem like career overkill – based purely on the …
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2016, 6:46 P.M.
Even with less pre-season slalom training than usual, American skier Mikaela Shiffrin keeps dominating her favorite discipline. The Olympic and world champion shifted her focus in practice to super-G and …
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 10:33 A.M.
Warm November temperatures mean it is unlikely ski resorts in central Oregon will be opening early this season.
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2016, 6:31 A.M.
People have differing points of view about Schweitzer Mountain Resort. For those accustomed to the expense and crowds at North America’s world-class resorts, Schweitzer is often described as a “hidden …
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2016, 6:09 A.M.
Helicopter skiing will finally get off the ground in the Selkirk Mountains in North Idaho this season. Selkirk Powder Co., based in Sandpoint, has acquired permits from the state Department …
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 6:30 A.M.
There are several things about Silver Mountain that make it unique. Instead of driving up a winding mountain road, you ride a gondola to the top. Up there, the world …
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016
Plenty of big air and white-knuckle skiing, boarding and more is coming to Spokane on Thursday as the latest Warren Miller flick, “Here, There and Everywhere” screens at 6:30 p.m. …
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 10 P.M.
Rookie Jimmy Vesey scored the tying and go-ahead goals 3 minutes apart in the second period to lead the visiting New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Washington …
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 7:16 P.M.
Tryg Fortun has been skiing Silver Mountain for many years and loves the resort. Loves it so much, in fact, the Seattle-area businessman has bought the Kellogg ski destination.
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 1:12 P.M.
Mount Spokane’s snow-capped peak looks close enough to touch the morning after a winter storm. The mountain’s proximity allows for powder turns in the morning and work in the afternoon …
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 5:30 A.M.
Early and ample snow is the main attraction at Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area. For those of us who can hardly wait to get started, Lookout Pass is probably …
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2016, 6:40 P.M.
Lindsey Vonn to snowboarders: Steer clear on my mountain.
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2016, 4 A.M.
It’s that time of the year. The temperature drops. The leaves turn all shades of fluorescent yellows and amber reds. There is talk of snow flurries in the mountains.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 12:20 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
Annual price increases for season passes and lift tickets at ski resorts are a fact of life. Every year operators raise prices with the aim to increase revenue, without provoking …
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, 2:46 P.M.
Idaho water managers say they will step up funding for a cloud seeding program that’s already been credited with increasing the state’s mountain snowpack.
MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016, 2:04 P.M.
A portion of the Mission Ridge Ski Area near Wenatchee has been closed because of a 100-acre landslide. No one was injured in the landslide, most of which occurred on …