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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Ski area rewards rainy-day patrons

WINTER SPORTS -- Mount Baker Ski Area took a beating over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend as rain pounded the ski area during a weekend that's critical in a resort's bottom line.

How did the ski area respond to the hardy skiers who showed up rain or shine.

"They gave everybody a free poncho," said my daughter, who's schooling at Western WA University.


Outdoors blog

Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.

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