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Snow Sport Report

Compiled By John Miller

Alpine skiing

Valentine’s Day in the mountains: What could be more romantic than 8 minutes alone on a two-person chairlift.

Haven’t skied before? Never-evers get free lessons, rental gear and a beginner lift ticket at Schweitzer on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Reservations required 24 hours in advance. Info: (208) 263-9555.

An advanced skiing seminar is set for Feb. 22-23 at The Big Mountain near Whitefish. Info: (406) 862-1900.

At Silver Mountain: snowboarders and skiers can sign up at the gondola station for the First Security Winter Games, set for Feb. 22-23. Info: (208) 783-1111.

Little Bluewood, near Dayton, Wash., received nearly 3 feet in the last 3 days.

Nordic skiing

City parks officials say it’s a “touch-and-go” situation with grooming at Downriver and Indian Canyon golf courses. If enough snow falls today, they’ll be setting track for the weekend.

Mount Spokane State Park skiers: Check the trails board at Selkirk Lodge to see which trails are groomed - upwards of 10 inches of new snow make skiing excellent.

Plan ahead: Eastern Washington University puts on its hill climb and ski descent contest (skin or snowshoe up, ski or board down) on March 1 at 49 Degrees North. Nonpassholders ($23) register in the morning, passholders ($15) at 2 p.m. Race begins at 3 p.m. Info: 359-7920.


The Spokane Winter Knights annual ride to the 10,000 Silver Dollar Bar is Feb. 22-23. Meet at Wallace Inn at 8 a.m. both days. Info: (208) 667-7525.

The Blue Mountain Snowmobile Club/Washington State Snowmobile Association convention is today through Monday at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds. Info: (509) 926-4001

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