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Stories tagged: Lookout Pass

UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 10:33 a.m.

All lanes of I-90 near Lookout Pass reopened after semi truck crash blocked westbound traffic for several hours

All lanes of Interstate 90 are reopened after a semi truck crash blocked westbound traffic for about three hours.

UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 6:46 a.m.

100 years ago in North Idaho: Plans for highway move to Lookout Pass; new road to connect Harrison with Coeur d’Alene

The “North Pacific Highway” route over the Bitterroot Range was about to be moved several miles south, so that it would cross the divide at Lookout Pass. This was the …

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.

UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Pilot OK after small plane crashes on Interstate 90 near Lookout Pass

A small, single-passenger airplane made a hard landing Tuesday on Interstate 90 near the Idaho and Montana state line, according to the Montana State Highway Patrol.

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.

Bill Jennings: Epic storm provides bounty of powder at Lookout

A skiing and riding season is ultimately remembered by its epic snowstorms. Such an occasion occurred over the course of last weekend.

Lookout’s wife-carrying contest a big hit

Under normal circumstances it’s a major faux pas to ask someone’s weight. And many, when asked, might shave a few pounds off in the telling.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 6:30 a.m.

Bill Jennings: Impressive expansion looms for Lookout Pass

If there’s anything good about being a year older, it could be skiing at Lookout Pass for free on your birthday. It’s a benefit I rarely fail to claim. Last …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

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, 10:27 p.m.

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 …

Lookout Pass wins approval to add chairlifts, expand terrain for skiers and snowboarders

Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area plans to spend about $10 million over the next several years on new ski runs, chairlifts and a lodge expansion.

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 …

Snow means ski resorts opening in Idaho

Snow sport enthusiasts have something to smile about because recent winter storms mean ski resorts are starting to open.

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: Count on snow at Lookout Pass, a family-friendly resort on the Idaho-Montana border

Early and ample snow is the main attraction at Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area. For those of us who can hardly wait to get started, Lookout Pass is probably …

I-90 improvements to Lookout Pass continue this year

A $28.8 million project to repave and improve I-90 from Mullan to Lookout Pass continues this year.

Man injured in avalanche on Montana side of Lookout Pass

A skier has suffered a compound fracture after being buried by an avalanche on the Montana-side of the Lookout Pass ski area.

New snow prompts opening of ski areas

The five Inland Northwest downhill ski areas could all be open this weekend for the first time this season.

Route of the Hiawatha trail opening this weekend

The Route of the Hiawatha mountain bike trail will open Saturday and Sunday, then will be open seven days a week starting May 23 through Sept. 27.

Woman who died in Lookout ski accident was from Silverton

Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the 61-year-old woman died while skiing at Lookout Pass on Sunday.

Woman dies while skiing at Lookout Pass

A 61-year-old woman died while skiing at Lookout Pass on Sunday. The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office, along with family and friends of the woman, began searching for her at the …

Snowmobiler found safe after going missing near Lookout Pass

MULLAN, Idaho — Searchers in North Idaho and northwest Montana are looking for a missing snowmobiler.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort plans Saturday opening

Schweitzer Mountain Resort near Sandpoint is scheduled to open for the season at 9 a.m. Saturday, the first Inland Northwest ski resort to get chairlifts humming. Only the Basin Express …

Route of the Hiawatha set for Saturday opening

The Route of the Hiawatha rail-trail near Lookout Pass is set to open for the 2014 summer season on Saturday. The 15-mile route for mountain biking or hiking follows a …

Avalanche danger closes Lookout Pass

Lookout Pass along Interstate 90 has been closed on the Montana side due to avalanche danger.

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 …

Idaho trooper justified in shooting armed man, prosecutor says

An Idaho State Trooper was justified in shooting a Montana motorist who grabbed a gun during a police check along Interstate 90 at Lookout Pass in June, Shoshone County Prosecuting …

Prosecutor: Idaho trooper ‘justified’ in shooting man on I-90

An Idaho State Trooper was justified in shooting a Montana motorist who grabbed a gun during a police check along Interstate 90 at Lookout Pass in June, Shoshone County Prosecuting …

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 …