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UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

Winter sports 2018-19 high school all-league teams

Winter sports 2018-19 high school all-league teams


Get ready for winter, Sno-Park permits go on sale today

Sno-Park permits go on sale today. The permits are required to park in designated parking lots with access for cross-country skiing, skijoring, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, tubing and other winter …


Rich Landers: Hosted snowshoe treks perfect for groups of mixed abilities

People have all sorts of utilitarian or recreational reasons for going snowshoeing. In Vanessa Schmautz’s case, it was her 26th birthday.


German speed team’s rise could boost skiing’s TV ratings

Early starter Josef Ferstl put down a nearly flawless run in a foggy super-G to become the first German man to win a World Cup speed event in 13 years.


Nao Kodaira and Ted-Jan Bloemen set speedskating records at World Cup

Japan’s Nao Kodaira and Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen set world records Sunday on the final day of the World Cup speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

Schweitzer hosts annual Community Days with sales from discounted tickets going to cancer care

Schweitzer Mountain Resort plans to host its annual Community Day on Friday, Dec. 15.


US women’s luge has a 3-medal, 1-Olympic-berth day

Erin Hamlin is going to the Olympics for the fourth and final time. Emily Sweeney is now a World Cup gold medalist. Summer Britcher won two medals in the span …


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017

Mt. Spokane Ski Swap lets winter sports fans gear up on a budget

Money from the ski swap funds the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol, whose efforts have helped keep skiers and boarders safe on the mountain for decades.


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017

U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb, 37, found dead

U.S. Olympic bobsledder Steven Holcomb, a three-time medalist, has been found dead. Holcomb, the leader of the U.S. driving corps for more than a decade, was expected to be part …


Mai Mihara 2nd in free skate as Japan wins World Team Trophy

Mai Mihara placed second in the women’s free skate on Saturday to help Japan win the World Team Trophy. The 17-year-old Mihara received 146.71 points and Wakaba Higuchi came third …


Yuzuru Hanyu wins free skate as Japan leads at World Team Trophy

World champion Yuzuru Hanyu finished first in the free skate as Japan maintained its lead in the figure skating World Team Trophy on Friday. Hanyu received 200.9 points for a …


Evgenia Medvedeva sets record score in short program at team event

Evgenia Medvedeva received a record score in the women’s short program on Thursday as Russia placed second behind host Japan on the opening day of the figure skating World Team …


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, …


Mikaela Shiffrin clinches overall title with Stuhec skipping slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin clinched the overall World Cup title before even racing during World Cup Finals after Ilka Stuhec and her coach said the Slovenian racer won’t compete in the slalom. …


Sweden beats Germany in team event at World Cup Finals

Sweden beat Germany in the team event at World Cup Finals in a competition that will debut on the Olympic program next year in South Korea. The squad of Frida …


North Korea plans to participate in ice hockey event in South Korea

South Korean Olympic organizers say the North Korean women’s ice hockey team has registered to compete in an international event in the South next month. The organizing committee for the …


Ilka Stuhec holds off Lindsey Vonn for downhill win at World Cup Finals

Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia held off a hard-charging Lindsey Vonn to win and wrap up the overall downhill title at World Cup Finals. Stuhec also kept in place her slim …


Peter Fill of Italy wins overall downhill title at finals

Peter Fill of Italy retained his overall downhill title by finishing second to teammate Dominik Paris at World Cup Finals. Fill entered the day trailing Kjetil Jansrud by 33 points …


Nearing 40, Bode Miller still uncertain about racing return

Bode Miller tucked his two young kids under each arm and raced down the hill, drawing quite a few quizzical stares from skiers.


With 6 races left, Mikaela Shiffrin closing in on overall title

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin is closing in on an overall World Cup title with six races left. She has a 178-point lead over Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia. There are two …


Veteran leads Iditarod as mushers jockey for lead

Mushers are jockeying for the early lead in the world’s most famous sled dog race. Wade Marrs, a 26-year-old veteran musher who had his highest finish at fourth last year, …


Marcel Hirscher overwhelmed by record 6th overall World Cup title

Marcel Hirscher stunned the world of Alpine skiing by locking up an unprecedented sixth straight overall World Cup title on Saturday. Two days after his 28th birthday, the Austrian won …


Sofia Goggia beats Lindsey Vonn to win World Cup race at 2018 Olympic site

Italy’s Sofia Goggia won her first downhill event on Saturday, edging Lindsey Vonn to the title by just 0.07 seconds and depriving the American of her 78th World Cup win.


Dallas Seavey chases elusive 5th title as Iditarod starts Saturday

A champion musher eyes an elite status, non-Alaska like weather continues to play havoc and competitors for the first time will carry cell or satellite phones in cases of emergencies. …


Norway wins men’s cross-country relay at Nordic worlds

Norway held off a Russian challenge to win the men’s 4x10-kilometer cross-country ski relay at the Nordic world championships on Friday. Norway and Russia pulled away from the rest early …


On Olympic course debut, Lindsey Vonn 1st in downhill training

Lindsey Vonn liked her first look at the 2018 Olympic course, finishing first in a World Cup downhill training run. Vonn was 0.17 seconds ahead of Ilka Stuhec, the world …


Austria’s Stefan Kraft completes ski jump golden double at worlds

Austria’s Stefan Kraft completed a golden double in ski jumping at the Nordic world ski championships, adding the large hill title to the normal hill honor he won last week. …


Olympic champion Anna Veith eyes 2018 Games after knee surgery

Olympic super-G champion Anna Veith is expected to recover in time for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. Two days after having the patellar tendon in her left knee surgically repaired, the …