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Ben Read and Taylor Jacklin enjoyed some early season splitboard laps on the Selkirk Crest over the weekend.
It’s easy to forget that Spokane is a mountain town. Surveying the landscape from I-90 gives the impression that we’re living among gently rolling hills. There’s no feeling of being dwarfed by peaks looming overhead that you might get when driving alongside mountain ranges like the Cascades, the Missions, or the Cabinets. But those bumps around us that you see on the horizon through your windshield are much larger than they let on. They just don’t like to brag.
SKI Magazine gives four Ski Idaho resorts serious props in its November issue – chief among them naming Sun Valley as the top mountain in the 2021 Annual Ski Resort Awards.
McCall, Idaho, is preparing to celebrate 56 years of the McCall Winter Carnival. Every year, the small town of 3,000 typically welcomes a surge of more than 60,000 people during the 10-day winter jubilee.
In an effort to increase opportunities for backcountry skiers and riders to undertake structured, state of the art backcountry travel learning opportunities in the American Selkirks; Selkirk Powder Guides (SPG), is proud to join the esteemed national team of American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) providers for the winter 2020-21 season.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • For years, winter hit without a warning. Then HBO turned a cult novel into a phenomenon and the season lost its anonymity. Yes, winter is coming, and with it comes a bunch of new questions for the local sports community.
The Idaho Ski Areas Association, a.k.a. Ski Idaho, elected Bogus Basin general manager Brad Wilson president of the 18-resort collective at its annual membership meeting last month. Wilson, who has worked in the resort industry for 42 years and at ski areas for all but nine of them, has helmed Bogus Basin since November 2015.
Two impressive peaks – Kellogg (6,300 feet) and Wardner (6,200 feet) – stand tall above the Silver Valley, grabbing onto passing storms and squeezing out the powder. In this sweet spot sits Silver Mountain Resort, featuring some of the region’s most challenging sustained drops, along with an array of likable cruisers.
The snowiest ski resort in the Inland Northwest is also the least expensive.
For a big-mountain ski experience, Schweitzer Mountain Resort near Sandpoint is the place.
It’s always there standing over the Spokane region, beckoning skiers and snowboarders with its glistening slopes.
New owners have brought some new energy to 49 Degrees North.
DENVER – Helmet, goggles, skis? Check. Hand sanitizer, face covering, reservation? Check.
My family and I just got back from a three-day camping trip – a COVID-19-approved, mini Ditto family reunion of sorts. And I mean it when I say “just got back”; as I sit here typing this, I’m wearing noise-canceling headphones while my little boys run around outside.
A climber missing since Friday while travelling through treacherous terrain at Mount Rainier National Park marks the third person to go missing at the Washington park in a little more than a week.
The storm formed off Canada’s west coast, north of Seattle, in early January. It was a typical winter storm in the Pacific Northwest: heavy precipitation first, followed by a front of cold air.
Mount St. Helens is considered one of easiest Cascade volcanoes to summit and requires little technical knowledge. However, there is a better way. Skiing up using specially designed “skins” on the bottoms of your skis to grip the snow. Once on top you can ski down, avoiding a long slow slog downhill.
After a successful weekend skiing 9,000-foot peaks high above Lake Chelan in the North Cascades, Ryan Irvin, along with roughly 20 others, hopped on a ferry.
Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain will close Thursday.