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Ski preview 2016

Our region provides an excellent variety of skiing and snowboarding all within a reasonable drive. Our preview gives you a closer look at all five area resorts — Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area, Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park, Silver Mountain Resort, Schweitzer Mountain Resort and 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort.

Sports >  Outdoors

2016 Ski Preview: Schweitzer Mountain

People have differing points of view about Schweitzer Mountain Resort. For those accustomed to the expense and crowds at North America’s world-class resorts, Schweitzer is often described as a “hidden gem.” To many locals passionate about skiing for skiing’s sake, Schweitzer is a pretentious, overpriced Sun Valley wannabe.
Sports >  Outdoors

2016 Ski Preview: Silver Mountain the classic snow rider’s mountain

There are several things about Silver Mountain that make it unique. Instead of driving up a winding mountain road, you ride a gondola to the top. Up there, the world turns upside down – you descend from the lodge and ride a lift to get back. Plus, you can slide on snow up above all day and soak in 83-degree tropical ambiance in the water park down below at night.

Sports >  Outdoors

2016 Ski Preview: Nearby Mt. Spokane provides plenty of bang for your buck

Mount Spokane’s snow-capped peak looks close enough to touch the morning after a winter storm. The mountain’s proximity allows for powder turns in the morning and work in the afternoon – if you can get away with such things. The short drive also makes spending an entire day there with the family easier. But Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park has a lot more to offer than convenience.