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  • Bryant helps Lakers hold off Philadelphia

    NBA: Kobe Bryant scored 34 points, Metta World Peace added 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers won consecutive games for the first time since …


  • Cross-country getaway for nordic skiers

    Chris and Mandy Axelson are sharing their nordic dream along the Continental Divide with anyone who gets an urge to ski while traveling Interstate 90 through Montana. The two former …


  • Inland Northwest 2012-2013 nordic skiing events listed

    WINTER SPORTS — Nordic skiers have plenty of options for special events or competition in the Inland Northwest. The 35th annual Langlauf 10-kilmeter classic citizens race, set for Feb. 10 …


  • Out & About: Schweitzer avalanche indicates ice layer

    OUTSLIDE – Three skiers were buried, but quickly rescued by other skiers, in small inbounds avalanches on the Headwall at Schweitzer Mountain Resort on Dec. 7, Sean Briggs, resort spokesman, …


  • Snowfall a boon for Upper Midwest outdoors fans

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After enduring last year’s snowless winter, skiers and snowmobilers may have despaired of ever seeing a decent snowfall again. But fans of the wintry outdoors got their …


  • Snowfall boon for Upper Midwest outdoors fans

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After enduring last year’s snowless winter, skiers and snowmobilers may have despaired of ever seeing a decent snowfall again. But fans of the wintry outdoors got their …


  • Parker lifts Spurs over Raptors in 2OT

    NBA: Tony Parker scored six of his 32 points in the second overtime, Tim Duncan had 26 and the visiting San Antonio Spurs beat Toronto 111-106 on Sunday, their fourth …


  • Utah’s resort cluster offers some of the West’s best skiing

    SALT LAKE CITY – This could be the next great leap forward for Utah skiing: Hopping from one resort in the Wasatch Range to another, with seven resorts already clustered …


  • New groomer gears up to tackle Mount Spokane’s nordic trail system

    Big, broad, sweeping changes are in store for cross-country skiers heading to Mount Spokane State Park this season. Existing nordic skiing trails have been widened to accommodate a new, more …


  • Schweitzer welcomes skiers this weekend

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort above Sandpoint has announced it will open two chairlifts for skiing this weekend. The Basin Express and Musical Chairs lifts will be open 9 a.m. to 3:30 …


  • Schweitzer to open Saturday

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort, in Sandpoint, announced today that it will open two chairlifts for skiing this weekend.


  • Recreation supervisor Aho gave Spokane years of service

    The founder of the city’s outdoor recreation program is heading down the trail, leaving a warehouse full of bikes, kayaks, skis, snowshoes and camping gear he built up during 32 …


  • Ski area expansion plan in final stage

    A decade-old effort to expand the downhill ski area to the “back side” of Mount Spokane is in its final proposal stage, sitting on the desk of the Washington State …


  • High School outdoor writing contest deadline Nov. 15

    It’s time for high schoolers to begin thinking about fame, fortune and the great outdoors. The Spokesman-Review once again is joining the Outdoor Writers Association of America in sponsoring a …


  • Ski areas plan upgrades, expansions

    Skiers and snowboarders will find some new lifts and runs as well as some lodge improvements at the five Inland Northwest ski areas this winter. Highlights include lift upgrades at …


  • New lifts and runs await skiers and snowboarders

    Skiers and snowboarders will find some new lifts and runs as well as some lodge improvements at the five Inland Northwest ski areas this winter. Highlights include lift upgrades at …


  • Out & About: Snow keeps ski area open, river runners in business

    OUTGOING – Crystal Mountain Resort in the northeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park remains one of only seven ski resorts still open in North America. Last year, conditions allowed …


  • Skiing class has steep learning curve

    Cliff walls lined the chute below my skis. Clouds whirled overhead, snow bulleting in big flakes and filling in ski tracks almost as fast as we could make them. It …


  • Five ski areas on Mount Hood offer diversity, deep roots in sport

    The Northwest’s most diverse skiing scene might be concentrated on one mountain. And it’s a notable spring bargain. Government Camp, at the foot of Mount Hood, is the birthplace of …


  • Canadian skier dies

    The family of Canadian skier Nik Zoricic, who died at a World Cup skicross event, said racing was his life. Zoricic died Saturday from fatal injuries he suffered at an …


  • Off-grid ski lodge reclaims mined-out Montana mountains

    High-mountain hospitality seekers aren’t likely to stumble onto Altoona Ridge Lodge. It’s off the grid in mountains riddled with old mining claims. No billboards advertise the three compact chalets for …


  • Gear Junkie gears up for SkiMo race

    The start gun went off at 7:30 a.m., launching a pack of 130 racers poling and striding in sync and moving uphill toward mountain peaks far beyond. It was Day …


  • Out & About: Snowmobiler leaves mark on Iditarod

    OUTDOG – Snowmobiler Bob Jones, 72, of Kettle Falls is in Alaska today for the start of the annual Iditarod sled dog race and to bag several personal milestones: • …


  • Mount Spokane gets $300,000 for new nordic ski trail groomer

    Washington’s Winter Recreation Advisory Committee has approved $300,000 to purchase a larger snowcat groomer to maintain the 30 kilometers of nordic trails at Mount Spokane State Park. George Momany, the …


  • Ski patrol candidates make steep commitments

    Tom Torvik relished the treatment he received for injuries on the ski slopes this winter. “I had broken bones in all locations, abdominal bleeding, concussions – the list goes on …


  • Former U.S. Olympic skier’s spirit shines through

    The daredevil downhill skier in him still craves going fast even if his body no longer permits it. Once helped into his motorized scooter, former Olympic champion Bill Johnson races …


  • Handmade skis pass the test for Colville teen

    Elise Loggers deserves an “A” simply for the idea she proposed to fulfill her required senior project at Colville High School. She could have stoked energy on an assignment destined …


  • Lindsey Vonn earns 50th World Cup win

    Lindsey Vonn captured her 50th World Cup victory Saturday by winning the downhill on the demanding Kandahar course in Garmisch- Partenkirchen, Germany. With the temperature at minus-13 degrees at the …


  • In brief: Heat hold off Rose, Bulls in final seconds

    NBA: LeBron James scored 35 points, while reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose wasted two chances in the final 23 seconds and the Miami Heat escaped with a 97-93 home win …


  • Rubio lifts Minnesota over Spurs

    NBA: Ricky Rubio scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and dished out 10 assists to lift the host Minnesota Timberwolves to an 87-79 victory over the …

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