Stories tagged: snowboarding
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Mount Spokane ski area expansion adding 279 acres of terrain
In recent years every ski area within a two-hour drive from Spokane has expanded terrain, added lifts, cut new runs or built new facilities. Most mountains have since shifted their …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Lookout Pass, 49 Degrees North opening Friday
Lookout Pass led the pack of the region’s resorts to open lifts for the season last weekend providing good snow for the opener; 49 Degrees North will join Lookout in …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
La Niña conditions could bring a bountiful skiing, riding season
Chances are you will wake up to about an inch of snow on the lawn Saturday morning. Mount Spokane could have as much as a foot or more by then. …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Miller film’s athletes live our dreams
The first mountain snows of the season were falling the afternoon I screened the new Warren Miller film “Line of Descent.” Hoping for a classic Indian Summer once the wildfire …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
Lookout Pass wins approval to add chairlifts, expand terrain for skiers and snowboarders
Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area plans to spend about $10 million over the next several years on new ski runs, chairlifts and a lodge expansion.
Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Making waves: Maui snowboarder eyes Olympics in South Korea
On the island where Lyon Farrell comes from, they cherish the golden sand and hanging 10. In the place where he’d love to land next winter, he’ll need a snowboard, …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Binding-free snowboards surf wave of interest
Powder surfing represents a journey backwards for Luke Rieker – a de-evolution of snowboarding to a simpler, purer, more intuitive ride.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Lookout Pass free ski school fulfills kids, instructors for 77 years
“Controlled chaos” is the term organizers fondly bestow on the Famous Free Ski School at
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Shaun White 3.0: Fit, focused, fired up as he hits 30
This time, the question came to Shaun White from an airplane pilot, though the pilot was hardly the first one to ask it of late: Are you still riding? The …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 6:09 a.m.
Heli-skiing to debut in Idaho Selkirks
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 …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
New Warren Miller ski flick coming to The Bing
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. …
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
Snowboard spat fires up skiers Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso
Lindsey Vonn to snowboarders: Steer clear on my mountain.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 6:41 p.m.
Federal government removed from lawsuit filed by paralyzed snowboarder
The federal government has been removed from a lawsuit filed against it and the 49 Degrees North ski area by a man paralyzed in a snowboarding accident in 2013.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 3:07 p.m.
Shaun White’s ex-bandmate accuses him of sexual harassment
A former member of Shaun White’s rock band is suing the Olympic snowboarding champion, claiming he sexually harassed and refused to pay her.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Surviving a bad break: Free helicopter service saves backcountry skier injured in avalanche
A backcountry skier who’s a textbook example of preparedness tapped most of his expensive tools and training to survive an avalanche last month near Lookout Pass.
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., 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., 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., Nov. 25, 2015, 4:02 p.m.
Burton brings Playboy centerfolds back to snowboards
Burton is bringing back images of Playboy bunnies on its snowboards, seven years after similar depictions sparked a protest outside its headquarters.
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.
Sun., March 15, 2015
Out & About: Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol searches for recruits
OUTSLOPES – This winter’s dearth of snow has melted the usual spring interest in joining the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol. With the slopes grimly bare, the mountain’s Ski and Snowboard …
Thu., March 12, 2015
Jennings: Skiing tragedy reminds us our love of sport comes with risk
You would think that getting killed by a lightning strike is the rarest of occasions. But you’re far more likely to get zapped by a bolt from the blue than …
Thu., March 5, 2015
Jennings: Varying degrees of travel ideas to cope with rising temps
With temperatures predicted to approach the sixties this weekend, it would be easy to convince yourself the game is over. But no matter what the scoreboard says, you’ve got to …
Thu., March 5, 2015
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Sun., Jan. 25, 2015, 9:54 a.m.
Backcountry Film Festival boosts local group’s quest for untracked snow
A regional backcountry advocacy group is seeking to entertain, inspire and perhaps motivate human-power recreation enthusiasts by sponsoring an evening of award-winning films on Thursday at the Bing Crosby Theater …
Thu., Jan. 1, 2015
Jennings: A few ideas on how to maintain momentum through the new year
Considering the success rate, New Year’s resolutions are an annual exercise in futility. Yet we can’t help but look ahead with good intentions, using the New Year as a motivational …
Wed., Nov. 26, 2014, 2:04 p.m.
Inland NW ski areas opening this weekend
Four ski resorts in the Inland Northwest will be open this weekend. Only Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park has not announced an opening day.
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
Schweitzer Mountain Resort opens this weekend
Schweitzer Mountain Resort will open for the season at 9 a.m. Saturday, officials say. A lift will operate through Sunday with 150 acres available for skiing out of the resort’s …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014, 10:43 a.m.
Landers: 50 years of ski swap
The fastest Inland Northwest skiers and snowboarders who’ve collected the most medals are no match in hero status to the founders and perpetuators of the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol’s annual …