Stories tagged: snowboarding
Sun., Dec. 1, 2019
Schweitzer Mountain opened Friday, the only area resort to do so after a slow start to winter.
Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
When he wants to go snowboarding, Josh Martinez walks out his back door and climbs onto two tires mounted on his porch railing. After a minute to step into his …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
Jake Burton Carpenter, the pioneer who brought snowboarding to the masses and helped turn the sport into a billion-dollar business and Olympic showpiece, has died at 65.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019
Olympic champion Chloe Kim added a world championship to her growing collection of titles, easily winning the women’s halfpipe contest in Park City, Utah. With the victory, the 18-year-old Kim …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
January is learn to ski and snowboard month, and with the area’s snow pack finally filling in there are a multitude of deals and events at area resorts.
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018
Family time may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of terrifying downhill runs like Corbet’s Couloir in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Highland Bowl in Aspen, …
Mon., May 21, 2018
A body believed to be that of a 24-year-old Bellingham snowboarder missing since January was recovered near Mt. Baker Ski Area.
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018
A snowboarder and skier died on Mt. Bachelor in separate incidents on the same day after each fell into holes at the base of trees and were covered by snow, …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018
Shaun White put together an epic final run to claim his third gold medal in Olympic men’s halfpipe, slicing through the gray South Korean sky on Wednesday to post a …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Chloe Kim put up a score of 93.75 on the first of her three finals runs and then bettered it with a near-perfect 98.75 on her last run with the …
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
BONGPYEONG, South Korea – What he did, by the standards of his sport, was perfect: 28 seconds of snowboarding, five jumps, five smooth landings, 15 1/2 revolutions of airborne twists, …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
Olympic halfpipe champion Iouri Podladtchikov won’t defend his title due to injuries sustained last month at the Winter X Games. The gold medalist known as the I-Pod practiced on the …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
Officials are warning skiers taking advantage of fresh snow brought by a recent winter storm to be cautious in Montana’s backcountry.
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017
In his 2008 book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell coined his famous “10,000 Hour Rule.” He claimed the key to developing world-class skill is 10,000 hours of practice. …
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017
The December issue of Powder Magazine lists Spokane as one of four up and coming ‘Ski Towns’ as opposed to the storied locales of Jackson, Telluride, Mammoth and Sun Valley.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
In recent years every ski area within a two-hour drive from Spokane has expanded terrain, added lifts, cut new runs or built new facilities. Most mountains have since shifted their …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
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 …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
Chances are you will wake up to about an inch of snow on the lawn Saturday morning. Mount Spokane could have as much as a foot or more by then. …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
The first mountain snows of the season were falling the afternoon I screened the new Warren Miller film “Line of Descent.” Hoping for a classic Indian Summer once the wildfire …
Fri., May 19, 2017
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.
Sat., April 15, 2017
On the island where Lyon Farrell comes from, they cherish the golden sand and hanging 10. In the place where he’d love to land next winter, he’ll need a snowboard, …
Mon., March 6, 2017
Powder surfing represents a journey backwards for Luke Rieker – a de-evolution of snowboarding to a simpler, purer, more intuitive ride.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
“Controlled chaos” is the term organizers fondly bestow on the Famous Free Ski School at
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017
This time, the question came to Shaun White from an airplane pilot, though the pilot was hardly the first one to ask it of late: Are you still riding? The …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016
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 …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
Plenty of big air and white-knuckle skiing, boarding and more is coming to Spokane on Thursday as the latest Warren Miller flick, “Here, There and Everywhere” screens at 6:30 p.m. …
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016
Lindsey Vonn to snowboarders: Steer clear on my mountain.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016
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.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
A former member of Shaun White’s rock band is suing the Olympic snowboarding champion, claiming he sexually harassed and refused to pay her.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
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.