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Silver Mountain announces Friday open

Silver Mountain announces Friday open

It’s time for skiers to celebrate! Silver Mountain announced on Tuesday that the resort will open for the season on Friday. All five local ski resorts will be open for the holiday weekend.


As of Tuesday, there is 10 inches of snow at the base at Mountain House and 22 inches on Kellogg Peak. Chairs 1, 2 and the carpet lift will be open with select runs. More snow is expected over the weekend and more terrain will be opened as conditions permit.

Adaptative sports inspire new athletes

Adaptative sports inspire new athletes

Sports are an everyday part of life. We watch our favorite teams on T.V. and we shoot hoops with our friends at the neighborhood park. Most kids play on a sports team, and many are involved with a variety of sports. The ability to participate in a game of basketball or to go for a run is something that most people don’t realize is a great privilege in life. At least for the able bodied.

Schweitzer named best ski village in the world

Schweitzer named best ski village in the world

Locals know that Schweitzer is some of the best skiing in the world, but now the rest of the world is sharing the good news. World Property Channel named the mountain and nearby Sandpoint the best ski village in the world.

Last chance to get discounted season passes at local ski resorts

Last chance to get discounted season passes at local ski resorts

The forecast calls for another week of sunny skies and mild temperatures.  But make no mistake, ski season is right around the corner.  And if you wait to buy your season passes, you're going to miss out on some big savings.

For example, today's the last day to buy an adult season pass at 49 Degrees North for the pre-season sale price of $399.  On Saturday, the price jumps to $725.

At the other four local resorts, you can buy passes at preseason prices until October 31st.  On November 1st, the cost will jump considerably:

Mt. Spokane season passes will increase from $399 to $499.

Lookout Pass increases from $229 to $329.

Silver Mountain increases from $389 to $619.

Last chance to ride the Route of the Hiawatha this season

This weekend is your last chance to ride the Route of the Hiawatha bike trail.  The trail closes for the season after Sunday, September 29th. 

Lookout Pass President Phil Edholm says it's been a great season, with about 36,000 visits to the trail.  That's just shy of the 2011 record of 37,500 visits.  However, Lookout Pass visits for the past 12 months (combined ski season and summer season) topped 100,000 for the first time ever.

Better yet, light snow is already starting to accumulate at Lookout Pass.  The 2013-14 ski season is right around the corner!