Stories tagged: skiing
Fri., Feb. 21, 2020
It turns out the Teton Range bighorn sheep don’t like people much.
Fri., Feb. 14, 2020
People get old, even die. That holds true for skiers. You may have heard that old skiers never die, they just go downhill.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020
Near-perfect conditions greeted cross-country skiers at the 40th running of the 10-kilometer race Sunday. Many participants have become regular competitors in the race, which they said brings out the best …
Sun., Feb. 9, 2020
If you’re a longtime skier in the Pacific Northwest, chances are you’ve shredded the slopes of Stevens Pass or Whistler Blackcomb at some point.
Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
Ferry County’s annual Ski Day has been canceled due to warm weather
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020
Salt Lake City might be the world’s best location to try a stunt like this. Eleven ski resorts are a short drive away in the
Fri., Jan. 24, 2020
Ferry County’s annual Ski Day is scheduled for Feb. 1.
Mon., Jan. 20, 2020
Pride and skiing: The two words just seem to go together, right? And in the mountains near this outdoors-loving town, that’s true in the LGBTQ+-sense of the words too.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
Sean Mirus took this photo of TR Page skiing through the C Chute area of South Bowl at Schweitzer Mountain on Wednesday. Schweitzer has received 75 inches of snow in …
Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
Every winter Kat Hall heads into the hills around Spokane hoping to introduce high school students to the joys of winter, while simultaneously teaching them a thing or two about …
Sun., Jan. 12, 2020
How do resorts try to prevent avalanches like the one that took three lives in Idaho this week? It’s complicated
Every morning in ski resorts across the world, patrollers do what they can to mitigate the inherent dangers of a mountain environment.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020
‘Am I allowed to have this fun?’: Silver Mountain reopens after deadly avalanche with a mix of emotions
The line to get lift tickets to Silver Mountain on Friday, the first day the resort was open since three people died in an avalanche Tuesday, stretched nearly to the …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
Silver Mountain Resort was closed again Thursday as search efforts continue for a skier reported missing after an avalanche that claimed two lives on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020
When the avalanche first caught Bill Fuzak, he fought to stay on top of the roiling mass. First by trying to kick off his skis. Then by using his arms …
Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
Until recently, I hadn’t been skiing since the late 1980s when my parents enrolled my brothers and me in weekly “Mogul Munchers” classes at Mt. Spokane. Not terribly outdoorsy by …
Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
Snow dumped on mountains across the Inland Northwest earlier this week, bringing upward of a foot of snow to ski areas that had seen a relatively slow, dry start to …
Sun., Dec. 29, 2019
A relatively warm and dry December has made for a slow start to the season for many Montana ski areas MISSOULA, Mont. – A relatively warm and dry December has …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
The snow expected to cover ski areas in the Inland Northwest during the latter part of this week has ski area managers excited for the impending season, as resorts prepare …
Sun., Dec. 1, 2019
Schweitzer Mountain opened Friday, the only area resort to do so after a slow start to winter.
Mon., Nov. 25, 2019
It is with regret that I announce my retirement from cross-country skiing.
Sun., Nov. 17, 2019
Long before they were covered in luxury condos, boutique outdoor clothing stores and latte-spinning coffee shops, good ski hills needed two things: a lift and a lodge.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019
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 …
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
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
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 …
Thu., May 2, 2019
Silver Mountain will open Sunday for one day. Lift tickets are free and Chair 2 will be open.
Sun., April 7, 2019
Yellowstone’s interior roads open to car traffic on April 19. Until then the nonmotorized crowd has a special time to itself.
Fri., March 29, 2019
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. …
Mon., March 25, 2019
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.
Mon., March 25, 2019
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.
Sun., March 17, 2019
Another race won, another crystal trophy earned, another World Cup record written by Mikaela Shiffrin.