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Free Boat Idaho course to be conducted by the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

Free Boat Idaho course to be conducted by the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

 

Idaho residents interested in boating can take a Boat Idaho Course on basic boat laws and safety from the The Nez Perce Sheriff's Office. The class will be held on March 21st at 9:00 a.m. at the Idaho Fish and Game Office at 3316 16th Street in Lewiston.

 

The class is expected to last about six to eight house, and will be instructed by Nez Perce County Marine Corporal Levi Frary. The Boat Idaho Course is free to the public, and open to residents of any state. Whether you are new to boating, a seasoned boat operator, thinking of purchasing a boat, or just like to recreate on the water, this course will teach about boating safety and the requirements and equipment needed.

 

Basic boating laws and rules of the river with regard to navigation and boater courtesy will be instructed. For more information, or to sign up for the course, email the Sheriff's Office Marine Division at levif@co.nezperce.id.us

Schweitzer Mountain Resort fires up snow-making machines to combat lack of snow

Schweitzer Mountain Resort fires up snow-making machines to combat lack of snow

 

Even with the lack of snow and warmer temperatures this season, Schweitzer Mountain Resort are not quite ready to let Mother Nature have complete control with the amount of snow on their slopes. 

 

“Our season isn’t over,” said Tom Chasse, CEO of Schweitzer Mountain Resort. “We’ve seen some challenging weather conditions this season but with the temps below freezing the last few nights, we can make our own snow. Our snow making system has made it possible for us to open early the last 3 seasons and now, we plan to make snow as long as the temperatures allow us or until Mother Nature picks up the slack. We are going to work with all the tools we have to keep good coverage in the base area until our closing date in early April.”

 

Chairlift speed dating to be offered at Silver Mt. Resort this Saturday

Chairlift speed dating to be offered at Silver Mt. Resort this Saturday

Silver Mountain Resort is inviting everyone up to the mountain to enjoy their Valentine's and President's Day weekend. The resort says all lifts are scheduled to be in operation, and the chair 2 basin is skiing great.

To celebrate Valentine's Day on Saturday, the resort will have live music and events including Speed Dating. 

"Pick up your complimentary Speed Dating pass at the bottom of chair 2 and enjoy an 8 minute chairlift ride with someone who enjoys the slopes as much as you do," the resort said in a statement.

Silver will also be offering $5 off day tickers for current season pass holders from any ski are on the planet.

For more information on the weekend's events, visit their website at  www.silvermt.com/.

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.