Stories tagged: wintersports
Sun., Jan. 13, 2019
Three years ago today, Mike Brede was bleeding profusely, chilled to the bone and near dead. The experienced backcountry skier was skiing south of Lookout Pass above the St. Regis …
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019
The forecast for Saturday predicted overnight snow, followed by warming temperatures, rain and wind later in the day. My wingman Dan and me planned to rise early and get first …
Fri., June 15, 2018
Mike Brede headed to North Idaho on Sunday and Tuesday in search of snow. He’d been watching the weather and thought there was a good chance there would be some …
Mon., April 23, 2018
It’s the winter that just won’t end.
Sun., March 25, 2018
The last time he’d been down these slopes very well may have been three decades ago.
Fri., March 23, 2018
The weather on Sunday featured servings of cold and cool, snow and rain, with a side of overcast. It wasn’t necessarily a tempting menu for spring skiing.
UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018
For years, Spokane resident Scott Coldiron has been developing a pocket of ice climbing in Montana. This month all that work culminated in three big first ascents.
Thu., March 22, 2018
Within two minutes of leaving the car, I was sweating. And not only from the exertion of skinning up Mount Spokane. The sun was to blame, too.
Fri., March 16, 2018
Just in case no one had warned you, be aware that today marks the Ides of March. “Beware the Ides of March” were words of caution offered by a soothsayer …
Fri., March 9, 2018
Getting caught in an avalanche is a terrifying way to get killed while skiing or riding. But it’s more likely you could meet your demise from a threat less spectacular.
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
A skiing and riding season is ultimately remembered by its epic snowstorms. Such an occasion occurred over the course of last weekend.
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
For 80 years, the Mount Spokane Ski Patrol (MSSP) has fielded a group of volunteers dedicated to keeping the mountain safe.
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018
The pole-mounted, LED’s staged around the pond’s perimeter were overwhelmingly bright – the source, I realized, of the mysterious, nighttime glow seen from our house below.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
Karma finally caught up with Gary Deaver. After 57 injury-free years of booming down the slopes Deaver’s luck ran out. All at once.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
The 2018 Winter Olympics begin Thursday in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Pyeongchang is a small mountain town in one of the most remote areas of the country.
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018
Avalanches within ski area boundaries are rare. Ski patrols control the risk of a slide with vigilance and explosives. One such avalanche occurred in-bounds at Schweitzer last Thursday.
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018
With the best skiing and riding still ahead of us now is the time to show your gear some serious love.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018
Snowshoeing is the easiest winter sport to learn, but there are still some things you need to know. Holly Weiler, a hiking leader for the Spokane Mountaineers and the Washington …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
Introducing kids to skiing and snowboarding is a big investment for parents. There’s no guarantee time and money spent will result in a freshly-minted enthusiast. But the fifth grade passport …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
Under normal circumstances it’s a major faux pas to ask someone’s weight. And many, when asked, might shave a few pounds off in the telling.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
If there’s anything good about being a year older, it could be skiing at Lookout Pass for free on your birthday. It’s a benefit I rarely fail to claim. Last …
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
They ran the spectrum from timid to exuberant – the canines and humans alike. But all were game to try a sport that combines Nordic skiing and dog sledding during …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018
Fifty years ago this week Jackass Ski Bowl opened above Kellogg. It turned the intensity of skiing up a few notches in the Silver Valley. Silver Mountain is celebrating this …
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018
For 30 or so hikers on Mount Spokane, 2018 started out bright and sunny.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017
Instead of tilling soil, ski area managers are farmers who till snow. Christmas vacation is harvest time. Young kids, college students and their families have a window of extra time …
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017
For the first time ever an Idaho man has been inducted into the National Ski Patrol Hall of Fame.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017
This week the mountains finally put some real meat on the bone. This auspicious convergence of astronomical and meteorological winter couldn’t have had better timing. We should celebrate by giving …
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. …
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
The ride-sharing service Lyft added an option for skiers and snowboarders in Colorado, Monday.
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
We couldn’t fly under the radar forever. In its November 2017 issue, Powder, a snow sports industry publication that targets hardcore enthusiasts, featured Spokane in a piece titled “The Next …