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Skiers enjoy the sunshine and the barbecue at Silver Mountain Resort on Saturday, April 23, 2011. (Chuck Hartshorn)

Schweitzer, Silver ski resorts closing Sunday

WINTERSPORTS -- They fought the good fight, but this strange winter is winning. Schweitzer Mountain and Silver Mountain ski resort swill close for the season after the end of operations on Sunday, officials announced today. The resorts normally are open at least through spring break....

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2015



Video: What's Up With Fat Bikes? 

WINTER SPORTS -- Fat bikes, snow bikes.... whatever you call them, they're catching on year-round with a niche of the cycling community that's mobilizing on ballooned out tires. Get a glimpse of from the saddle in this video: What's Up With Fat Bikes?

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2013

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26, 2012

MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012

Snow falls on the village at Schweitzer Mountain Resort on Nov. 21, 2012. (Courtesy)

Schweitzer Mountain to open lifts Saturday

WINTER SPORTS -- Schweitzer Mountain Resort above Sandpoint announced today that it will open two chairlifts for skiing this weekend. The Basin Express and Musical Chairs lifts will be open Saturday and Sunday. The resort will close during the week, then may reopen next Friday...

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MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2011

THURSDAY, JAN. 6, 2011

Schweitzer offers free nordic lessons

WINTER SPORTS -- North Idaho cross-country skiers don't have to head to the annual Winterfest at 49 Degrees North this weekend to find free nordic skiing lessons. Schweitzer Mountain and the Sandpoint Nordic Club are offering free classic and skate-skiing lessons plus equipment demos on...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2010

Nordic ski areas are opening groomed trails around the Inland Northwest. (Rich Landers)

Skiers making tracks at nordic areas

NORDIC SKIING -- Cross-country skiers aren’t being left out in the cold as early snowfall covers trails and allows downhill ski resorts to open. Here’s the latest report:Mount Spokane: The temperature was minus 10 degrees this morning when the state park rangers show up at...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 23, 2010

Schweitzer Mountain's crew was making snow anglers this week as they prepared the slopes to open on Friday.

Skiing update: Some areas open Thursday

SKIING -- As ski areas scramble to respond to the sudden onslaught of winter and more than a foot of fresh powder, some are revising their previously annouced schedules.49 Degrees North and Lookout Pass will reopen on Thursday.Mt. Spokane and Silver Mountain will open Friday.Schweitzer...

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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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