Stories tagged: winter recreation
Sun., June 18, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Handy man on Mount Spokane: Can-do state park manager Steve Christensen retiring
For 17 years, Mount Spokane State Park has been blessed, according to numerous testimonials, with a manager who’s handled user issues and conflicts as deftly as he’s dealt with power …
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.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
Avalanche center teaches preparedness, rescue techniques for growing crowd of back-country enthusiasts
Jeff Thompson is the new director of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center in Sandpoint, which provides avalanche forecasts and awareness training. He recently moved to Sandpoint from Colorado with an …
Thu., June 14, 2012
Snowmobiler-commissioned study disputes caribou impact
PRIEST LAKE, Idaho – Protecting habitat for woodland caribou has cost North Idaho’s economy $26 million, with winter tourism in the resort area of Priest Lake taking the biggest hit, …
Thu., Nov. 26, 2009, 5:45 p.m.
Three more ski areas open Friday
Skiing ramps up today with the opening of the Mount Spokane, Schweitzer and Silver Mountain ski areas. The region’s other two ski resorts – 49 Degrees North and Lookout Pass …
Thu., July 16, 2009
Winter rec committees stay busy in summer
While summer is in high gear, certain Washington agency committees are gathering recommendations this week that will affect winter sports such as cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, as well as the …
Thu., June 4, 2009
Agency will study habitat of caribou
Just 45 woodland caribou are believed to remain in the Selkirk Mountains. This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to study whether their alpine habitat needs stronger protections. …