Stories tagged: wintersports
Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 6:30 a.m.
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, 5:30 a.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 1:26 p.m.
It’s the winter that just won’t end.
Sun., March 25, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
The last time he’d been down these slopes very well may have been three decades ago.
Fri., March 23, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
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, 11:01 a.m.
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, 5:25 a.m.
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, 5:55 a.m.
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, 5:55 a.m.
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, 5:55 a.m.
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, 5:55 a.m.
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, 5:25 a.m.
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, 8 p.m.
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, 12:48 p.m.
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, 5:55 a.m.
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, 5:55 a.m.
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, 10:37 a.m.
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, 5:55 a.m.
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, 12:57 p.m.
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, 6:30 a.m.
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, 5:55 a.m.
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, 5:55 a.m.
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, 5:25 a.m.
For 30 or so hikers on Mount Spokane, 2018 started out bright and sunny.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
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, 6:55 p.m.
For the first time ever an Idaho man has been inducted into the National Ski Patrol Hall of Fame.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
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, 5:55 a.m.
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, 5:55 a.m.
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 …