Stories tagged: backcountry skiing
Mon., March 4, 2019, 6 a.m.
The woods were quiet except for the hiss of my skis slicing through snow. The sun, clouded and glum back in Spokane, shone bright on the winter backcountry tableau south …
Fri., March 1, 2019, 6 a.m.
The Spokesman-Review Outdoors section is happy to restart a regular installment featuring outdoor trips throughout the Spokane area. In the 1990s, longtime Spokesman-Review outdoors editor Rich Landers ran his popular …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 6:30 a.m.
Carving turns down snow-covered mountains in Yellowstone National Park is now within reach for more skiers and snowboarders thanks to guided trips.
Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
The 14th annual Backcountry Film Festival is Thursday. Money from the festival goes toward the ongoing shared-use efforts in the Lookout Pass area.
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 6 a.m.
Snowmobilers, backcountry skiers lobby U.S. Forest Service to adopt shared-use plan for the Lookout Pass backcountry area
In a jam-packed room lined with lockers and the musky smell of oft-wet clothing, a circle of 25 covered familiar ground.
Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
Spokane’s local gear shop will help you make the transition from resort skiing to backcountry shredding.
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
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Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Maks Page set a far-flung goal last year on his 12th birthday. He wanted to ski at least once during each of the 12 months of his 12th year.
Sat., April 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
It’s not for everybody, but skiing into a backcountry cabin is an ideal break from the late-winter blues just when it’s needed most. Out there, weary refugees from the rat-race …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
John Latta has two ways of looking at the winter-themed eye candy coming to Spokane this week in the
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
A group of Spokane Mountaineers shouldered packs last weekend and snowshoed out from Lookout Pass with shovels and the right attitude for their first time winter camping in snow caves.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
About a decade ago in British Columbia, on Dylan Currie’s very first day of backcountry skiing, another group of skiers set off an avalanche from above that partially buried one …
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Four U.S. skiers including one from Spokane were rescued from an avalanche that occurred Thursday while skiing with a guided snowcat operation near Rossland, British Columbia. Paula Gaul, co-owner of …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
While some people were shoveling the relentless snowfall in Spokane earlier this week, others were playing in it. This week, Spokane is Powder City.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 6:09 a.m.
Helicopter skiing will finally get off the ground in the Selkirk Mountains in North Idaho this season. Selkirk Powder Co., based in Sandpoint, has acquired permits from the state Department …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
When it comes to avalanche safety, a
Sat., March 12, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
Rewards totaling $10,000 are being offered for information on the killing of a federally protected grizzly bear in North Idaho.
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
Ray Robertson, who does wolf monitoring in the Okanogan County region, is among the growing number of wildlife professionals who are using Altai Skis in their work.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
A backcountry skier who’s a textbook example of preparedness tapped most of his expensive tools and training to survive an avalanche last month near Lookout Pass.
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
The snowshoers started their trek uphill through the forest and morning gloom. But withing an hour they were climbing into untracked powder and brilliant sunshine in the Kettle River Range. …
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
An evening of films about muscle-powered adventures is coming to Spokane as a fundraiser for a local group that’s trying to preserve the backcountry experience in a few pressured areas.
Thu., April 9, 2015
Snow courses, which are spread throughout the Montana’s mountain ranges, are one tool the Natural Resources Conservation Service uses to measure snowpack and predict stream flows. Many of the state’s …
Sun., March 1, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY – As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they’ve …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
Snowmobiles and other over-snow vehicles eventually will be allowed to ride only on roads, trails and areas specifically designated for their use, according to a rule being adopted by the …
Sun., Jan. 25, 2015, 9:54 a.m.
A regional backcountry advocacy group is seeking to entertain, inspire and perhaps motivate human-power recreation enthusiasts by sponsoring an evening of award-winning films on Thursday at the Bing Crosby Theater …
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
You don’t have to wait until 2018 to say you’ve skied in the winter Olympics. That’s because it’s already winter in Washington’s wild Olympic Mountains, a great destination for backcountry …
Thu., Sept. 4, 2014
After 15 years of meetings, proposals, appeals and enough red tape to harness a PistenBully, the latest plans for expanding the downhill ski area at Mount Spokane State Park are …
Sun., Feb. 9, 2014
It’s been a grim winter in much of the West for powder hounds. But winter is too short to waste wishing for more snow. When it’s lacking in your back …
Sun., Jan. 12, 2014, 7:05 a.m.
Ski areas across the USA are in an uphill battle to get a grip on the growing number of skiers and snowshoers who use the resorts’ plowed roads, facilities and …