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Stories tagged: skiing

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Forest at famed Idaho ski area facing wildfires, insects

The forest in and around one of the nation’s top ski destinations is in trouble from an ongoing combination of unusually warm temperatures, drought, wildfires, insect invaders and pathogens. The …

September snow sends Spokane powder hounds to the hills

Snow in September? Not welcome news for many. But for dedicated powder hounds, a late-September snowstorm that deposited nearly 2 inches in Spokane meant powder turns up high.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019

Ski expansion fight over, old-growth hike gains appreciation

After about 74 acres of land were cleared for new ski runs that opened in December, the Lands Council’s Old Growth Hike shifted focus from advocating against the expansion to …

Silver Mountain opens Sunday for single day

Silver Mountain will open Sunday for one day. Lift tickets are free and Chair 2 will be open.

Wolf tracks are prominent during late-season ski through Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s interior roads open to car traffic on April 19. Until then the nonmotorized crowd has a special time to itself.

Bill Jennings: Don’t give up on winter yet

A friend of mine just returned from a mountain-hopping trip through the Colorado Rockies. He had quite an adventure and the skiing and riding there is of an epic scale. …

Human-powered ethos driving rapid growth of uphill skiing

On any given winter morning at Mount Spokane, you’re likely to see a handful of headlamps picking woven up the snowy slopes of Spokane’s namesake mountain.

Mount Spokane hour change making it harder for morning skiers

Morning skiers knocking out a lap or two on Mount Spokane before work will find it hard to make their 9 a.m. meetings next season.

Mikaela Shiffrin wins giant slalom race to seal World Cup title

Another race won, another crystal trophy earned, another World Cup record written by Mikaela Shiffrin.

Attention to Detail: The Sports Creel, the Spokane area’s oldest ski store, turns 65 this month

At the Sports Creel, Micah and TJ Genteman pay attention. They notice the things that make people individuals, and they find the right equipment, make the right adjustments. Thanks to …

Mikaela Shiffrin wins super-G title but ‘never thought’ she could

Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G title for her first globe in a speed event and 10th overall. Dominik Paris secured the men’s title by winning the season-ending race …

Bill Jennings: Stretch your mind, body when it comes to staying in skiing shape

From my first lesson, I’ve learned that skiing starts with the feet. In a yoga session, your instructor’s first order is to activate your feet. The power you feel from …

From adrenaline filled alpine descents to meditative Nordic trips, western Montana offers everything a skier could want

The immaculately groomed Nordic trails stretch out like corduroy ribbons on the glistening hillsides around Lone Mountain Ranch.

Eli Francovich: Human-powered backcountry travel disturbs wildlife more than we like to think

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 …

Mikaela Shiffrin clinches 3rd straight World Cup overall title

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Mikaela Shiffrin clinched the World Cup overall title for the third straight year in “strange” circumstances after snowstorms prevented the women’s super-G race in Sochi from …

Bill Jennings: Exploring Spokane’s rich skiing history

Cris Currie has been president of Friends of Mount Spokane for more than 20 years. He knows the place backward and forward and has channeled that passion into a 247-page …

February trip of the month: Earn your turns at Lookout Pass

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 …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019

No-fee cross-country ski trails are groomed and open in Spokane

Indian Canyon Golf Course is open this winter for cross-country skiing, thanks to enough snow and low temperatures.

Mikaela Shiffrin skis through sickness to ‘sweetest’ win of career

Mikaela Shiffrin couldn’t breathe. She felt like she was suffocating. She had no energy, and self-doubt had set in.

Jennings: When it’s (almost) too cold to ski

Winter weather can be cruel. An Arctic storm delivered nearly a foot of snow to Mount Spokane last weekend. It arrived riding a wave of bitter cold, high winds and …

Junior national qualifying Nordic race at Mount Spokane this weekend

The Spokane Nordic Ski Association is hosting a Junior National Qualifier race Saturday and Sunday at Mount Spokane.

Lindsey Vonn to go ‘full throttle’ in last race of her career

Anyone expecting Lindsey Vonn to take it easy in her last race should think again.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019

‘I’m too old for this’: Lindsey Vonn crashes in her penultimate race

One of the hallmarks of Lindsey Vonn’s career has been the way she bounces back from major crashes time and time again. So perhaps it’s fitting that the most successful …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019

Mikaela Shiffrin wins super-G, Lindsey Vonn crashes at worlds

As Mikaela Shiffrin hopped atop the podium to celebrate another gold medal, Lindsey Vonn was nearby on the sidelines of the finish area, stretching her ailing knees and explaining just …

Mikaela Shiffrin takes World Cup slalom for personal-best 13th win

Mikaela Shiffrin won the last women’s World Cup slalom before the world championships on Saturday for her personal-best 13th victory of the season.

Jennings: beloved ski patroller, race coach honored on Mt. Spokane

“First on, last off” is the motto of the Mount Spokane Ski Patrol. Early morning before the hill opens, patrollers stage first aid gear and toboggans, set rope lines and …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Lindsey Vonn ‘hopeful’ she can ski again despite ailing knees

Lindsey Vonn isn’t quite done yet. The most successful female World Cup skier in history says she remains “hopeful” that she can fix her ailing knees and race again.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019

Silver Mountain offering discounted lift tickets to furloughed federal employees

Furloughed federal employees can ski at Silver Mountain Resort for $29 for the next three days.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019

Lindsey Vonn may be in too much pain to keep competing

What was evident all weekend for Lindsey Vonn became clear to everyone else on Sunday. The American skier’s surgically repaired knees simply don’t let her apply the power she requires …

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.