Stories tagged: skiing
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 2:30 a.m.
Spout Springs ski area closes citing snowmobile issues
WINTERSPORTS – The owner of an Oregon ski area says he won’t open this season because of concerns about snowmobiles creating an unsafe environment in his parking lot. Spout Springs …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:37 p.m.
No drone danger but Hirscher still can’t catch Kristoffersen
There were no falling drones to deal with this time but Marcel Hirscher still can’t catch Henrik Kristoffersen on the slalom hill. For the second consecutive slalom race this season, …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 6 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Holiday camp gives kids a chance to try out ski racing
The Spokane Ski Racing Association opens its annual Holiday Camp next Tuesday. The SSRA Holiday Camp provides an opportunity for families interested in ski racing to investigate the possibility of …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
In Brief: Nordic ski camp geared to youths
Two youth cross-country skiing camps are being organized for learning skate and classic techniques over the holiday break at Mount Spokane State Park.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 8:20 p.m.
Marcel Hirscher matches Alberto Tomba with 4th GS win in Alta Badia
Marcel Hirscher was more pleased at finally beating his French rivals than with the fact that he had matched Alberto Tomba with a record fourth giant slalom win in Alta …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 8:12 p.m.
Lara Gut in philosophical mood after bouncing back to win super-G
Lara Gut was in a philosophical mood after ending her slump in form with a convincing win in a World Cup super-G race. The defending World Cup overall champion had …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 7:51 p.m.
Max Franz ends Austria’s downhill drought with Val Gardena win
Max Franz stunned the field to win a World Cup downhill Saturday, ending Austria’s 13-race drought in skiing’s signature event with his first career victory. Starting with the No. 26 …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 7:47 p.m.
Ilka Stuhec’s stunning start to ski season is a family affair
Ilka Stuhec’s stunning start to the World Cup ski season is a family affair. After winning the downhill in Val d’Isere on Saturday – her third downhill win and fourth …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Out & about: Wilderness cabins OK to maintain, judge says
Maintaining historic cabins with helicopter support is OK in wilderness, according to a federal judge who has rejected efforts by an environmental group to force Olympic National Park to remove …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 5:58 p.m.
Bode Miller has to show he still has speed to race again
If Bode Miller wants to return to ski racing this season as he approaches the age of 40, he’s going to have to show U.S. team coach Sasha Rearick that …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 6 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Extreme cold on the mountain requires extra preparation
As you make plans for the weekend, be aware that the high temperature on Saturday for Mount Spokane is predicted to be 10 degrees. To reach this peak, the mercury …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor delivers top-notch skiing on every level
To get the most out of Mt. Bachelor, skiers attack this snow-catching 9,000-foot volcano in Central Oregon from every angle.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Skier missing overnight at Crystal Mountain found safe
An avid skier who was missing overnight at Crystal Mountain Resort was found safe Monday after he managed to make his way to a closed section of highway and texted …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 7:54 a.m.
Skier dies in southwestern Montana avalanche
A skier was killed in an avalanche in southwestern Montana.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 10:53 p.m.
Tessa Worley wins 2nd straight giant slalom as Mikaela Shiffrin loses lead
Tessa Worley won her second straight World Cup giant slalom Saturday after first-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin struggled in her second trip down the 2006 Turin Olympics course. With her 10th …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 10:47 p.m.
Alexis Pinturault wins GS again to increase pressure on Hirscher
A hand injury could not stop Frenchman Alexis Pinturault conquering the icy Face de Bellevarde course on Saturday as he won another World Cup giant slalom race to ramp up …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 6 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Skis getting better for average skiers on average days
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 …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Crystal Mountain offers exceptional terrain and higher elevations
When you step off the gondola at Crystal Mountain, it’s hard to beat the view.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 7:39 p.m.
Out & About: Bald eagles numbers rise sharply
The number of bald eagles arriving for the annual congregation at Lake Coeur d’Alene has more than doubled in a week.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 6 a.m.
Rich Landers: Weather report tops list of outing preparations
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 …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 5:45 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Ski season also means winter vehicle preparedness season
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 …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom in Vermont
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 …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
49 Degrees North didn’t open Saturday as planned
The 49 Degrees North ski area near Chewelah did not open for the season Saturday as planned.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
Mt. Hood, Mt. Bachelor to open lifts Friday
Skiing season in Oregon is set to begin Friday as Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor are both expected to open.
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 6:41 p.m.
Mikaela Shiffrin challenges her comfort zone
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 …
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 4:22 a.m.
Whitefish Mountain Resort a hidden ski gem close to the Inland Northwest
You might not know it, but one of North America’s best-loved ski areas sits within easy driving distance of the Inland Northwest.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 6:31 p.m.
Sno-Park permits needed soon on vehicles
Mount Spokane State Park will soon make the transition from requiring Discover Passes on vehicles to Sno-Park permits.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Fickle La Nina still has most skiers guessing about ski season
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. …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Suez Canal, Nov. 16, 1956
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, noon
An indulgent read for fans of ski-film mogul Warren Miller
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 …