Stories tagged: winter recreation
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, midnight
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, midnight
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, midnight
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. …