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Schweitzer Extends Ski Season

Schweitzer Extends Ski Season

 

Sandpoint, ID - Schweitzer Mountain Resort has announced the extension of the ski season one extra week, with the new closing date falling on Sunday, March 14. A combination of excellent snow and weather conditions has prompted the resort to offer this extra week of operation.

 

“This year conditions came together perfectly for us to operate for an additional week,” said Schweitzer President and CEO Tom Chasse. “We’re thrilled to offer this extended season to our guests.”

 

Even though the season has been prolonged, Tropical Daze, Schweitzer’s annual spring celebration, will stay on its original dates of Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7. Events for the weekend include the Rubber Ducky Derby, pond skimming in the village, the ever popular Downhill Dummy Derby on lower JR run, live music and a boom box party in Taps Lounge, family friendly pirate themed activities throughout the village and much more.

 

“Tropical Daze is a great way to celebrate the change in weather and welcome in spring skiing,” Chasse said.

 

Silent Auction to Benefit Injured Football Player

 

 

It's been a year and half since Bobby Clark suffered a brain injury playing football at Priest River High School. Now his family his hoping the community can rally behind them one more time to raise money for a treatment that could help him heal.

 

“He's come a long way and has potential to go a lot further and needs all the opportunities he can get,” his mother Julie Clark. Bobby is hoping to travel to Spokane for treatments in a hyperbaric chamber, but unfortunately his insurance does not cover the care. After doing extensive research on the the chamber and it's lasting effects Julie believes that it could go a long way toward improving his physical and cognitive capabilities.

 

Join Supercuts At The Gonzaga Women's Basketball Game!

Join Supercuts At The Gonzaga Women's Basketball Game!

Supercuts hair stylists will be at the Gonzaga Women's basketball game at the McCarthey Center on Thursday, February 14 starting at 4:30 pm to put (washout) colored gel in fan's hair for FREE.  Fans who get colored gel in their hair will also receive a $5.00 value discount card for a future service at any Supercuts.  Supercuts also sponsors the halftime fun during this game as 2 Junior Zags kids get to compete on the game floor.  Children 8 to 12 years of age may visit Spokane and Coeur d'Alene area Supercuts salons to enter the drawing for a chance to win free tickets to a future Gonzaga University Women's basketball game and the chance to compete in the Jr. Zag Race during halftime.  Supercuts are the Official Hair Salons for the Gonzaga Bull Dogs.

Jacoby Jones returns kickoff for TD, 35 bar patrons get free season's pass

Jacoby Jones returns kickoff for TD, 35 bar patrons get free season's pass

 

Contrary to the sports report, the Baltimore Ravens weren't the only winners on Super Bowl Sunday.

Thirty-five lucky patrons of Noah's Bar at Silver Mountain Resort were winners of free season passes for the 2013-14 season when Jacoby Jones returned the second half opening kickoff for a touchdown.

“We saw it get buried deep into the end zone and wondered if he was going to take it out,” Neal Scholey, director of marketing and sales for Silver Mountain, said. “It only took two seconds before everybody in the bar started freaking out.”

Super Bowl XLVII marked the seventh time the mountain has offered a free season pass for anyone with an open tab if and when the second half opening kickoff was returned for a TD. The mountain hasn't released prices for the 2013-14 season yet, but if you were to buy a season pass today for this season it would cost you $609.

“A lot of people were super stoked,” Scholey said. “It was a great place to watch the ball game, and an even better place to win a free season's pass.”

Spokane Arena announces 2014 NCAA Tournament ticket buying process

Spokane Arena announces 2014 NCAA Tournament ticket buying process

 

The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena and Washington State University announced the buying process for tickets to the 2014 NCAA men's basketball championship Rounds of 64 and 32 on Monday.

“All guests who purchase tickets to the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship – Spokane Regional … will be placed on a priority waiting list giving them the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship,” a news release from the Spokane Arena read.

If you buy the 2013 women's tickets, you will be notified in late February 2013 via email with “details on how to purchase tickets” for the men's games in 2014. You can reserve as many women's tickets as you'd like, but you are only entitled to a maximum of four tickets if you are on the waiting list.

“Purchasing two 2013 Women's Basketball tickets will allow you access to two 2014 Men's Basketball tickets,” the release said.

Eventful weekend on tap at Silver Mountain

Eventful weekend on tap at Silver Mountain

 

Silver Mountain, which is looking forward to an eventful weekend, was the benefactor of five inches of snow on Powder Thursday.

On Friday, the resort is celebrating its 44th birthday celebration. “Ski and ride for only $12 on this special day and come share some stories of the early days at the Jackass Ski Bowl and Silverhorn,” the resort's website read.

Also available on Friday is a Ski-Surf-Scarf deal: For $39 one gets a lift ticket, waterpark pass and a food and drink voucher for current college students. If you miss out this Friday, have no fear, this deal is available every Friday.

If you want to make a weekend at the mountain, on Saturday there will be the USASA Boarder/Skier Cross, when “The region's best skiers and boarders compete on a wild course filled with twists, jumps and gates.”