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UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

Schweitzer Mountain closes due to COVID-19

Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain will close Thursday.


UPDATED: Mon., March 16, 2020

Mt. Spokane Ski resort to close, state parks, other area resorts remain open

Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park will close for the “foreseeable future.”


Don’t give up, spring skiing means sleeping in, fun snow and great deals

Don’t give up on skiing yet.


February Trip of the Month: Chasing powder, turns on Idaho’s Tiger Peak

If you’re looking for deep powder, steep turns, solitude and adventure, you’ll hit pay dirt on the Silver Valley’s Tiger Peak.


Solving the thorny problem of mixing bighorn sheep and backcountry skiers

It turns out the Teton Range bighorn sheep don’t like people much.


Skiing’s slippery slope: Ski resorts work to attract millennials to stick with the recreation

People get old, even die. That holds true for skiers. You may have heard that old skiers never die, they just go downhill.


Stevens, Whistler resorts transformed under new ownership

If you’re a longtime skier in the Pacific Northwest, chances are you’ve shredded the slopes of Stevens Pass or Whistler Blackcomb at some point.


Ferry County’s Ski Day canceled due to warm weather

Ferry County’s annual Ski Day has been canceled due to warm weather


Ferry County ski event rescheduled

Ferry County’s annual Ski Day is scheduled for Feb. 1.


LGBTQ+ festival putting pride on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor

Pride and skiing: The two words just seem to go together, right? And in the mountains near this outdoors-loving town, that’s true in the LGBTQ+-sense of the words too.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Reader photo: Finding the pow

Sean Mirus took this photo of TR Page skiing through the C Chute area of South Bowl at Schweitzer Mountain on Wednesday. Schweitzer has received 75 inches of snow in …


Spokane Backcountry Film Festival to benefit low-income students winter adventures

Every winter Kat Hall heads into the hills around Spokane hoping to introduce high school students to the joys of winter, while simultaneously teaching them a thing or two about …


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.


Jim Kershner: Why, with regret, I’m retiring from cross-country skiing

It is with regret that I announce my retirement from cross-country skiing.


This ski spot in Montana offers a perfectly powdered mountain, minus a steep price

Long before they were covered in luxury condos, boutique outdoor clothing stores and latte-spinning coffee shops, good ski hills needed two things: a lift and a lodge.


September snow sends Spokane powder hounds to the hills

Snow in September? Not welcome news for many. But for dedicated powder hounds, a late-September snowstorm that deposited nearly 2 inches in Spokane meant powder turns up high.


Silver Mountain opens Sunday for single day

Silver Mountain will open Sunday for one day. Lift tickets are free and Chair 2 will be open.


Wolf tracks are prominent during late-season ski through Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s interior roads open to car traffic on April 19. Until then the nonmotorized crowd has a special time to itself.


Bill Jennings: Don’t give up on winter yet

A friend of mine just returned from a mountain-hopping trip through the Colorado Rockies. He had quite an adventure and the skiing and riding there is of an epic scale. …


Human-powered ethos driving rapid growth of uphill skiing

On any given winter morning at Mount Spokane, you’re likely to see a handful of headlamps picking woven up the snowy slopes of Spokane’s namesake mountain.


Mount Spokane hour change making it harder for morning skiers

Morning skiers knocking out a lap or two on Mount Spokane before work will find it hard to make their 9 a.m. meetings next season.


Mikaela Shiffrin wins giant slalom race to seal World Cup title

Another race won, another crystal trophy earned, another World Cup record written by Mikaela Shiffrin.


Mikaela Shiffrin wins super-G title but ‘never thought’ she could

Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G title for her first globe in a speed event and 10th overall. Dominik Paris secured the men’s title by winning the season-ending race …


Bill Jennings: Stretch your mind, body when it comes to staying in skiing shape

From my first lesson, I’ve learned that skiing starts with the feet. In a yoga session, your instructor’s first order is to activate your feet. The power you feel from …


From adrenaline filled alpine descents to meditative Nordic trips, western Montana offers everything a skier could want

The immaculately groomed Nordic trails stretch out like corduroy ribbons on the glistening hillsides around Lone Mountain Ranch.


Eli Francovich: Human-powered backcountry travel disturbs wildlife more than we like to think

The woods were quiet except for the hiss of my skis slicing through snow. The sun, clouded and glum back in Spokane, shone bright on the winter backcountry tableau south …


Mikaela Shiffrin clinches 3rd straight World Cup overall title

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Mikaela Shiffrin clinched the World Cup overall title for the third straight year in “strange” circumstances after snowstorms prevented the women’s super-G race in Sochi from …


Bill Jennings: Exploring Spokane’s rich skiing history

Cris Currie has been president of Friends of Mount Spokane for more than 20 years. He knows the place backward and forward and has channeled that passion into a 247-page …


February trip of the month: Earn your turns at Lookout Pass

The Spokesman-Review Outdoors section is happy to restart a regular installment featuring outdoor trips throughout the Spokane area. In the 1990s, longtime Spokesman-Review outdoors editor Rich Landers ran his popular …


Mikaela Shiffrin skis through sickness to ‘sweetest’ win of career

Mikaela Shiffrin couldn’t breathe. She felt like she was suffocating. She had no energy, and self-doubt had set in.