Stories tagged: skiing
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 …
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
Ski areas move past poor season, cheer forecasts
Ski area managers aren’t dwelling on last year, and they don’t want customers to worry about a repeat performance this winter.
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
Snowmaking becoming a game-changer for area ski resorts
Snowmaking equipment, once thought of as expensive and exotic, is now thought of as insurance for area ski resorts.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 2:10 p.m.
Landers: Mt. Spokane resort has more snow than peak last year
Tuesday night’s snowfall left a perfect winter wonderland for groomers to work their magic at
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 12:18 p.m.
Jennings: Ski maker takes a personal approach for his customers
If you want to make the favorite skier in your life feel like a million bucks this Christmas, consider talking to T.J. Sneva. I paid him a visit at his …
Thu., Dec. 10, 2015, 10:41 p.m.
New snow prompts opening of ski areas
The five Inland Northwest downhill ski areas could all be open this weekend for the first time this season.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 3:10 p.m.
49 Degrees North to reopen on Friday
Despite the rain and wind this week, 49 Degrees North held on to a good bit of the snowpack it accumulated earlier this week during a significant winter storm that …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
Jennings: 49 Degrees North growing into regional attraction
Over the past several years, 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort has been methodically transforming itself from a modest local favorite into an aspiring regional destination.
Sun., Dec. 6, 2015, 5:39 p.m.
Hirscher cruises to World Cup giant slalom win
Austrian Marcel Hirscher held on to his first-run lead to easily win a World Cup giant slalom Sunday on a day when American Ted Ligety and some other top rivals …
Sun., Dec. 6, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Vonn wins super-G to complete Lake Louise sweep
Lindsey Vonn stepped into the starting gate at Lake Louise – race over.
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 1:18 p.m.
Jennings: Early season skiing has hazards, but also great benefits
If you believe in omens, skiing on Thanksgiving weekend is a good one. I’ve heard from some resort managers that historically, inland northwest ski areas are able to open during …
Sat., Nov. 28, 2015, 10:37 a.m.
Tips on tuning your body for ski season
When the snow starts falling, people think of tuning up their skis or snowboard. You might check out your boots and bindings to make sure everything works right for the …
Thu., Nov. 26, 2015, 10:26 p.m.
Brothers survive avalanches triggered while skiing
OPHIR, Colo. – Two brothers survived two massive avalanches while skiing in Colorado’s backcountry even though both feared the other was dead. Alex and Brian Holmes were skiing near Telluride, …
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015, 10:29 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Preparation for slopes begins with core values
This week’s snowfall was my wakeup call for engaging in some ski-specific conditioning. Even though you work out throughout the year, getting on the snow puts unique demands on the …
Sun., Nov. 15, 2015, 11:35 a.m.
Women take lead in Banff Mountain Film Festival
Women caught the eye of show goers this month at the 40th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival as they took leading roles on climbs, sea kayak tours and other film-making …
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015, 4:46 p.m.
Bill Jennings: Continuance of El Nino doesn’t necessarily mean poor snow conditions
Avid skiers and riders are well aware that a strong El Nino has been percolating in the Pacific Ocean. As if last winter weren’t bad enough, the prospect of El …
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 2:53 p.m.
Elite Skiing group offers snowsport enthusiasts real-time interaction on Facebook
It’s always winter somewhere on this Earth. As it spins on its axis, the world of skiing never sleeps. If you’re interested in connecting to the action in near real …
Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 5:03 p.m.
Lindsey Vonn claims her healed ankle’s ready for giant slalom
Four-time overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn pronounced she’s “definitely 100 percent” ready for the giant slalom race in Aspen, Colorado, later this month.
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 1:39 p.m.
Mount Spokane ski swap gives an opportunity to kick ski season off on the right foot
In a normal autumn, I start getting the itch with a chill in the air and a light dusting on Mount Spokane in the morning distance. This year, the annual …
Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 7:23 p.m.
Lindsey Vonn skips World Cup opener after 10-week injury layoff
Lindsey Vonn will skip Saturday’s first race of the Alpine skiing season as she doesn’t feel confident about the icy conditions on the race hill, 10 weeks after fracturing an …
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015, 7 p.m.
Anna Fenninger will miss World Cup skiing season after tearing ligaments
Two-time overall champion Anna Fenninger will miss the entire World Cup season after seriously damaging her right knee.
Sat., Oct. 17, 2015
Out & About: Ski swaps get skiers, boarders in gear
Winter gear swaps, free ski passes for fifth graders and Zombies at Riverside State Park
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 7:19 p.m.
Newsmakers: Oscar Pistorius to be released from jail on Oct. 20; Magic statue vandalized; Bode Miller takes year off
JOHANNESBURG – Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympic runner who shot his girlfriend to death on Valentine’s Day 2013, can leave prison and move to house arrest next week, South Africa’s …
Tue., June 30, 2015, 11:57 a.m.
Schweitzer Resort to build new summit lodge
Schweitzer Mountain Resort plans to build a new lodge at the top of its Great Escape Quad lift. Work on the two-story, $3.8 million lodge will begin in early July …
Sun., April 19, 2015
Field reports: Organizers reshape Ski to Sea race after lack of snow
MULTISPORTS – There’s been so little snow in the Cascade Mountains that Bellingham organizers of the annual 94-mile Ski to Sea race have been forced to drop two skiing events. …
Sun., April 12, 2015
Out & About: Fires create hot spots for mushrooming
OUTGATHER – Fire-fighting managers and insurance companies aren’t the only groups poring over maps of the area burned by last summer’s Carlton Complex wildfires. A bumper crop of mushrooms may …
Sun., April 12, 2015
User’s guide to Mount Spokane unlocks park’s secrets
The biggest peak in Spokane’s backyard is so familiar, yet so unknown. The number of people informed that it was Mount Baldy before being renamed Mount Spokane in 1912 could …
UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2015, 4:48 p.m.
Schweitzer, Silver to close ski season after Sunday
Schweitzer Mountain Resort and Silver Mountain will close for the season after Sunday, officials announced.
Thu., March 26, 2015
Bill Jennings: Tumultuous FlowRider lessons woes of ski season’s end
In online snow reports Sunday morning, the ski areas remaining open hinted that another weekend of operations was not a sure thing. Feeling restless with the ski season hanging by …
Mon., March 23, 2015
Fenninger seals second straight World Cup overall title with GS win
Austrian racer Anna Fenninger withstood a strong challenge from rival Tina Maze to successfully defend her World Cup and giant slalom titles after winning the season-ending giant slalom race on …