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Meet the Athletes: Phillip

Meet the Athletes: Phillip

It’s been a year of firsts for 14-year-old Phillip Croft. His first time in America, his first track meet, and his first family. Phillip was adopted from China just over a year ago, and since then he’s been learning the nuances of wheelchair racing while adapting to his new life.


“When you’re adopted things just all change,” said Phillip. He joined the Croft family last year after living in an orphanage for most of his life. “I was just really happy and so excited.”

Meet the Athletes: Isaiah

Meet the Athletes: Isaiah

While most teenagers were relaxing over summer break, 14-year-old Isaiah Rigo was busy training for the 2013 International Paralympic Committee World Championships in Lyon, France. Over 1,000 athletes from 99 countries attended and Isaiah was one of the youngest competitors.


“I got frustrated because I couldn’t do anything,” said Isaiah.

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.