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Slow winter start delaying opening of area ski resorts

Schweitzer Mountain opened Friday, the only area resort to do so after a slow start to winter.


Fairbanks, Alaska, man builds snowboarding terrain park in backyard

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

Snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65

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

For Chloe Kim, another title, and a taste of things to come

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 …


The snow is finally here, so check out these Spokane-area deals on skiing, snowboarding

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.


Resorts are moving family time from apres-ski to the slopes

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, …


Body recovered near Mount Baker believed to be snowboarder

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

Snowboarder, skier die on Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor

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

Good as Gold: American Shaun White soars to 3rd Olympic halfpipe title

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

American Chloe Kim, 17, dominates to take gold in women’s halfpipe

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 …


After Shaun White’s perfect 100 last month, snowboarders are judging the judges

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, …


Injured I-Pod won’t get chance for another Olympic gold

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 …


Fresh snow thrills ski resorts, prompts avalanche warning

Officials are warning skiers taking advantage of fresh snow brought by a recent winter storm to be cautious in Montana’s backcountry.


Sneva skis a blend of quality craftsmanship, personal care

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. …


Magazine taps Spokane as ‘Next American Ski Town’

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.


Bill Jennings: Mount Spokane ski area expansion adding 279 acres of terrain

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 …


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 …


La Niña conditions could bring a bountiful skiing, riding season

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. …


Bill Jennings: Miller film’s athletes live our dreams

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 …


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.


Making waves: Maui snowboarder eyes Olympics in South Korea

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, …


Binding-free snowboards surf wave of interest

Powder surfing represents a journey backwards for Luke Rieker – a de-evolution of snowboarding to a simpler, purer, more intuitive ride.


Lookout Pass free ski school fulfills kids, instructors for 77 years

“Controlled chaos” is the term organizers fondly bestow on the Famous Free Ski School at


Shaun White 3.0: Fit, focused, fired up as he hits 30

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 …


Heli-skiing to debut in Idaho Selkirks

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 …


New Warren Miller ski flick coming to The Bing

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. …


Snowboard spat fires up skiers Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso

Lindsey Vonn to snowboarders: Steer clear on my mountain.


Federal government removed from lawsuit filed by paralyzed snowboarder

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.


Shaun White’s ex-bandmate accuses him of sexual harassment

A former member of Shaun White’s rock band is suing the Olympic snowboarding champion, claiming he sexually harassed and refused to pay her.


Surviving a bad break: Free helicopter service saves backcountry skier injured in avalanche

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.