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Silver Mountain Resort celebrates the 12th Man with $12 lift tickets Sunday, Feb. 1

Silver Mountain Resort celebrates the 12th Man with $12 lift tickets Sunday, Feb. 1

Silver Mountain Resort said they are "deflating" the price of their lift tickets down to $12 Sunday, February 1st in honor of the Seahawks Superbowl appearance. The resort's lifts will operate from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. so skiers and snowboarders can get a full day of mountain fun in before the big game.

Those who come to Silver Mountain on Sunday for the game will also have the chance to win a season pass for the 2015-2016 season.

This is also the resort's 9th year running a special promotion in Noah's Canteen in the village. Here is how it works: If the second half kickoff is returned for a touchdown everyone present in the bar with an open tab at that time will receive a free season pass for the 2015-2016 season.

Although that seems unlikely, the resort noted that a kickoff return for a touch down has happened at the beginning of the second half for the last two years. First by Baltimore Ravens speedster Jacoby Jones returning the ball 108 yards for a touchdown setting an NFL postseason record, then last year Percy Harvin did it for the Seahawks.

Bavarian Fest at Lookout Pass Jan. 25

Bavarian Fest at Lookout Pass Jan. 25

Lookout Pass will host a Bavarian Fest on Sunday, January 25th.

The ski are promises everything from live Bavarian music, beer tasting from local breweries, and classic brats that will be grilled outside.

Tri-State Outfitters will also be in attendance for a ski and snowboard demo at the bottom of chair 1.

 

Lookout Pass Winter Carnival to take place Jan. 18

Lookout Pass Winter Carnival to take place Jan. 18

Lookout Pass will hold its Winter Carnival on Sunday, January 18th.

Events at the Winter Carnival will include face painting, temporary tattoos, a snowman contest, an egg and three legged race, volleyball, and the Wife Carry contest.

The Wife Carry will kick off at 1:00 p.m. PST on the uphill side of the lodge. The husband and wife teams will be divided into categories, and the teams will sprint 100 feet in single elimination heats. The contest will include a $100 cash prize, and there will be free swag for the participants.

Lookout Pass Famous Free Ski School begins 75th season

Lookout Pass Famous Free Ski School begins 75th season

The Famous Free Ski School at Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area will embark upon its 75th season Saturday, January 10th.  Nearly 500 children age 6-17 have already registered for the 10-week program.  Registration is available on-line at www.skilookout.com/famous-free-ski-school.  Lookout Pass is launching its Famous Free Ski School in conjunction with National Learn a Snow Sport Month, an annual ski industry promotion conducted in January by national, regional and state associations.

 

According to Lookout Pass, their Famous Free Ski School is a charitable, non-profit organization that draws students from across the Spokane area, north Idaho and western Montana.  Since 1940, volunteer instructors have introduced nearly 60,000 children to skiing and snowboarding.

 

Winter trail grooming in Kootenai County to begin Dec. 29

Kootenai County Snow Groomers will be installing barricades at National Forest trailheads on Monday, December 29, 2014 so trail grooming can begin on December 30th.


Once the barricades are in place, only snowmobiles and authorized off-highway vehicles will be allowed onto the trails. Additionally, users of the groomed trails must purchase and display the current year’s registration and Groomer’s Sticker. Violations of this ordinance constitute a misdemeanor.


Trail users are cautioned not to pass a groomer on a trail in either direction, instead wait for the groomer operator to see you and they will stop and let you by in a safe place.

Lookout Pass Ski Area ready to reopen this weekend

Lookout Pass Ski Area ready to reopen this weekend

Lookout Pass announced they are ready to reopen for the weekend subject to the forecast of snow Friday night through Saturday morning.

 

Lookout said they had weathered the warm up temps, and just need a little snow to be ready to go for the weekend.

 

Chairs 1 and 4 are set to open, and the majority of the front side of the mountain are set to operate. Reduced ticket rates will be in effect. Adult tickets will cost $28, Juniors and seniors $20, and Children 6 and under will ski for free.

 

Lookout Pass recommends checking the snow report after 5:30 p.m. PST before heading up to the mountain on Saturday.

 

The snow report can be found here.

 

 

Silver Mountain Resort Opening Saturday Dec. 6

Silver Mountain Resort Opening Saturday Dec. 6

Silver Mountain Resort will be opening for skiing, boarding, tubing, snowshoeing and scenic rides Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th. The first gondola will load at 8:15 a.m., skiing and tubing will start at 9:00 a.m. and go until 4:00 p.m. According to Silver Mountain, this will be a great chance to get some first tracks for the season and enjoy the kickoff to the 2014/2015 season.

This will be a limited opening for skiing and boarding with select runs open along with chairs 1, 2 and the carpet lift. Silver Mountain will be offering reduced price lift tickets for skiers and boarders with adult tickets at $29.95. There will be special rates to get the youth out this weekend as well- $18.95 for youth tickets Saturday and Sunday.

Additionally, the Kellogg Christmas Celebration Saturday will have a holiday parade starting in uptown Kellogg and ending in Gondola Village. The highlight of the celebration will be the "Christmas in the Night Sky Fireworks Show", which will be visible from the village.