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Stories tagged: 49 degrees north

Slow winter start delaying opening of area ski resorts

Schweitzer Mountain opened Friday, the only area resort to do so after a slow start to winter.

UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

49 Degrees North sells to Silver Mountain affiliate

49 Degrees North Mountain Resort in Chewelah announced it has sold the property to an affiliate company of Silver Mountain Resort for an undisclosed price.

Fat bike race set for Sunday

The North Division Bicycle shop is hosting a fatbike race and demo at 49 Degrees North, Sunday. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. The $20 fee includes a trail pass. The …

Bill Jennings: Winter conditions in spring makes for uncrowded powder day

Spring tends to arrive in the inland northwest as a timid introvert. The emerging season lets winter push it around.

Local ski areas say they’re blessed with snow, but are planning ahead for changes in climate

Nationally, the ski industry has been proactive in preparing for climate change, which expected to shorten the winter recreation season. Local ski areas are also engaged.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018

Decades of injury-free skiing come to end for 49 Degrees North patrol director in nasty accident

Karma finally caught up with Gary Deaver. After 57 injury-free years of booming down the slopes Deaver’s luck ran out. All at once.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

Skiers can take advantage of December deals at area resorts

With a little advance planning, skiers and snowboarders can save on lift ticket prices at Inland Northwest resorts. The five area resorts are offering December deals on multiple-day packs of …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017

Wet, warm, windy weather plays havoc on Inland Northwest ski areas

The triple threat of warm, rainy and windy weather the Pineapple Express has brought to the Inland Northwest this week may play havoc with your plans to hit the slopes, …

Lookout Pass, 49 Degrees North opening Friday

Lookout Pass led the pack of the region’s resorts to open lifts for the season last weekend providing good snow for the opener; 49 Degrees North will join Lookout in …

Bill Jennings: Long-term planning for area ski resorts take time and effort

Skiers and riders have enjoyed exploring lots of new terrain over the past several years. More could be on the way in a few more years. We’re having a lot …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017

Man who died at 49 Degrees North was not on a ski run

The man who died after falling into a tree well at the 49 Degrees North ski area near Chewelah on Monday was not on an established ski run at the …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017

Man falls, dies at 49 Degrees North ski area

A man died after falling into a tree well at the 49 Degrees North ski area near Chewelah on Monday, according to the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.

49 Degrees North didn’t open Saturday as planned

The 49 Degrees North ski area near Chewelah did not open for the season Saturday as planned.

2016 Ski preview: Expansion comes to ‘mom and pop vibe’ of 49 Degrees North

In the past decade 49 Degrees North has increased its skiable acreage by nearly 50 percent by expanding to Sunrise Basin to the east and Angel Peak to the west. …

Federal government removed from lawsuit filed by paralyzed snowboarder

The federal government has been removed from a lawsuit filed against it and the 49 Degrees North ski area by a man paralyzed in a snowboarding accident in 2013.

Snowmaking becoming a game-changer for area ski resorts

Snowmaking equipment, once thought of as expensive and exotic, is now thought of as insurance for area ski resorts.

Jennings: 49 Degrees North growing into regional attraction

Over the past several years, 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort has been methodically transforming itself from a modest local favorite into an aspiring regional destination.

In brief: Idaho “Take Me Fishing” campaign promotes youth fishing

The Idaho Fish and Game Department’s “Take Me Fishing” trailers have geared up and scheduled 16 days of equipping novice anglers for fishing fun at Idaho Panhandle lakes. Stocked with …

Weekend weather: Snow in forecast for mountains

Light amounts of rain and snow are expected at lower elevations today as a series of storms moves across the Inland Northwest through the weekend. A second storm should bring …

Weekend weather: Region will see mixture of precipitation this weekend

Moderating temperatures are moving north across the region starting today as light precipitation from a Pacific low pressure system spreads across the region. The low is allowing a warm front …

Prime Timers ski groups get together for fun, fitness

Every Monday in the winter, Suzie Ferguson and her girlfriends spend the day skiing at Lookout Pass. They grab lunch and a beer — or two — with their other …

Spokane, Idaho ski resorts gear up for super season

The fresh dusting of snow on Eastern Washington’s and North Idaho’s mountain peaks can only mean one thing: Ski season is around the corner. It’s not much, but the few …

Out & About: 238 bird species tallied in Spokane County ‘Big Year’

OUTCOUNT – Unless there’s a stray report still to come in, Inland Northwest Birders and Spokane Audubon tallied 238 species in their 2012 Spokane County “Big Year” effort to spot …

New lifts and runs await skiers and snowboarders

Skiers and snowboarders will find some new lifts and runs as well as some lodge improvements at the five Inland Northwest ski areas this winter. Highlights include lift upgrades at …

Handmade skis pass the test for Colville teen

Elise Loggers deserves an “A” simply for the idea she proposed to fulfill her required senior project at Colville High School. She could have stoked energy on an assignment destined …

Out & About: Eagle Watch Week starts at Lake CdA

OUTSEE – There’s never been a better year to take in the annual Eagle Watch Week activities at Lake Coeur d’Alene. Bald eagles have been gathering in record numbers in …

Ski areas to open in time for the holidays

Lines were 10 deep at the ticket window and every chair was full as Lookout Pass opened for skiing and snowboarding Friday morning, maintaining its tradition of being first among …

Congress endorses forest festivities

WASHINGTON – Mountain bike trails and zip lines could open at more Northwest ski resorts if President Barack Obama signs a bill Congress passed this week. The Ski Area Recreational …

Roundup: High hopes on the slopes

What’s new or hot at the region’s ski and snowboard resorts.

49 Degrees plans new lodge, lift

Officials at 49 Degrees North on Tuesday said the resort near Chewelah will add another chairlift and a mid-mountain lodge, but construction will likely not begin until next year. Spokesman …