Stories tagged: skiing
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Outpeople: Kuhlmann family ingrained at Sitzmark Ski Area
Not long after Sitzmark Ski Area opened its rope-tow-served slopes in 1951 near Tonasket, Washington, the Kuhlmann family became a foundation.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Bill Jennings: Masters ski racing stokes competitive spirit
Weekend warriors get their chance to bash gates with former pros and Olympians on the slopes of Schweitzer this weekend. Schweitzer Alpine Racing School is hosting the 2016 SARS Memorial …
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016, 10:32 p.m.
Siblings win at 36th annual Spokane Langlauf
A brother and sister from Spokane broke out of the crowd of 180 racers to win the men’s and women’s titles in the 36th annual Spokane Langlauf cross-country ski race …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Lindsey Vonn on SI swimsuit shoot: ‘Athletic women can be beautiful’
Lindsey Vonn says that by posing in nothing but body paint in the
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Outpeople: George Bryant nurtures teen skiers in life-long sport
George Bryant was lured into coaching Spokane Nordic’s Junior Racing Team 11 years ago when his two children became interested in competitive cross-country skiing. He’s continued as the team’s head …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
Jennings: Snowpack hanging in despite warmer temperatures and rain
Some ski mountains have experienced nighttime temperatures above freezing recently. Any snow losses that occurred are more significant on south and west aspects that are more exposed to sun and …
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 7:19 p.m.
Slalom queen Shiffrin ready to race again
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) – The slalom queen is back and raring to go after a frustrating two months out with injury. Mikaela Shiffrin even admits to feeling “jittery” as she …
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
High Road: Sherman Pass is launch pad for winter backcountry recreation
The snowshoers started their trek uphill through the forest and morning gloom. But withing an hour they were climbing into untracked powder and brilliant sunshine in the Kettle River Range. …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Jennings: Thin is in, once again, for skis
If you ever have a favorite necktie that goes out of style, don’t get rid of it. Someday it will return to fashion – and look even cooler than it …
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016, 7:41 p.m.
Lara Gut wins Super-G World Cup race, Vonn 3rd
Lara Gut of Switzerland won her first Super-G race of the season on Sunday to cut into Lindsey Vonn’s overall World Cup lead.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Jennings: “El Nino” affects area ski hill conditions
Meteorologists say we’re about halfway through the snow accumulation season in the inland northwest. Despite the snowfall angst brought on by the emergence of the strongest El Niño in recorded …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Avalanche educators target teens for safety message
This month has been the country’s deadliest January for avalanches in nearly 20 years with 10 fatalities in 10 days, including four last weekend alone. On an average, 27 people …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 1:16 p.m.
Jennings: Ski resort towns too expensive for staff to live there
Sometimes I worry about the future of skiing as I’ve known it. The sport is getting squeezed between the jaws of a vice made of global warming and income inequality. …
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
Court temporarily halts Mt. Spokane expansion project
The Washington state Court of Appeals has issued a preliminary injunction to halt logging for a new chairlift and 80 acres of groomed runs at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard …
Sun., Jan. 24, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Another day, another record for Lindsey Vonn in Cortina
The American won a World Cup super-G Sunday for her 11th career victory in Cortina, breaking the resort record of retired Austrian standout Renate Goetschl.
Sun., Jan. 24, 2016, 5:29 p.m.
Kristoffersen stuns rivals with 2nd run to take slalom win
Henrik Kristoffersen used a blistering second run to win a men’s World Cup slalom on Sunday for his fifth victory of the season and ninth overall.
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
Lindsey Vonn breaks record for most World Cup downhill wins with 37
Lindsey Vonn broke Annemarie Moser-Proell’s record for most World Cup downhill victories with her 37th win in skiing’s marquee event.
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
Streif downhill called off after 30 starters; Fill wins
Overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal sustained a season-ending knee injury in a dramatic men’s World Cup downhill, which was called off because of poor visibility after three serious …
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
Out & About: Fly fishing school taught by cast of local talent
Our future would be brighter if a 401(k) had stock, bond or fund options as sound as the annual Beginners Fly Fishing School presented by the
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 10:31 p.m.
In brief: Steve Kerr returns, Golden State handles Indiana
Stephen Curry finished with 39 points and a triple-double, helping coach Steve Kerr win his season debut in Golden State’s 122-110 victory over Indiana on Friday night in Oakland, California.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
Former Olympic downhill champ Bill Johnson dies at age of 55
Bill Johnson, the brash American who became the first U.S. skier to win an Olympic downhill title, died after a long illness, the U.S. ski team said Friday. He was …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
Jennings: Ski maintenance important to enjoying powder
A weather pattern that defies your typical El Nino has spoiled us recently with generous powder days. My fat skis have seen more use than they have since the winter …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
In brief: More Panhandle elk collared for study
At least 59 calf elk in the Idaho Panhandle have being captured by helicopter netters, fixed with GPS collars and released in the past few weeks as biologists continue research …
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016, 5:42 p.m.
Kristoffersen completes Norway sweep at Wengen
It was Norway all the way, all weekend at Wengen.
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
Out & About: Backcountry Film Fest coming to Spokane
An evening of films about muscle-powered adventures is coming to Spokane as a fundraiser for a local group that’s trying to preserve the backcountry experience in a few pressured areas.
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Jennings: Young ski racers test their mettle at Mount Spokane
Hourglass, one of the best fall lines on Mount Spokane, is also one of the most challenging ski racing courses in the Northwest. Saturday it’s the venue for the Pacific …
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Jennings: Local ski hills joining effort to be part of history
If you’ve been thinking about learning to ski or snowboard this winter, start Friday and you could be part of history. At 10 a.m., ski areas around the nation are …
Sat., Jan. 2, 2016, 3:50 p.m.
Field reports: State laws ban hunter harassment
Field reports: State laws ban hunter harassment
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015, 12:59 p.m.
Bill Jennings: A resolution to ski more in the coming New Year
Because of their dismal success rate, New Year’s resolutions are easily dismissed. But with the prospect of another new beginning, it doesn’t hurt to examine your life and identify an …
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, 12:38 p.m.
Jennings: Abundance of fresh powder leads to happy skiers
It had been a long time since I entered the White Room. Not the one with black curtains near the station (a nod to all you Cream fans). I mean …