Month: November 2017

Photo courtesy of Sarah Parker Lucas.

Home Hill

We tend to think of our home ski hills in terms of specific days: the late-winter day it dumped an unforecast 14 inches; the day an old-timer revealed a new-to-you powder stash; the t-shirts-and tall-boys bluebird day in improbably late May. But for many skiers and snowboarders, home hills end up marking the milestones of …

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Interior B.C. Ski Resorts Offer Stellar Snow and Deals

Like your US dollar, go farther at these B.C. ski resorts By Pssst… These insider tips for planning a ski vacation in the snow-smothered Interior of British Columbia are in-the-know sensational. But, they are also accessible to anyone in Washington state who wants to do some ridiculous skiing and snowboarding this season. Pick one, …

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Skyline view of Silver Mountain, with snowy trees and ski runs.

Mountain Stats

Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area Location: Mullan, ID (Bitterroot Mountains) Summit: 5,650’ Base: 4,500’ Terrain: 540 skiable acres/4 lifts/34 runs/3 terrain parks Tickets: $28-45/free for 6 and under/free on your birthday Lodge: Historic lodge straddles the Idaho/Montana border Nordic skiing: 25k of cross-country trails starting from base area Celebrity sightings: Actress Patty Duke Strangest …

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Photo courtesy of Silver Mountain.

What’s Cooking at Your Local Ski Hill

Inland Northwest ski hills haven’t traditionally been celebrated for their culinary creativity (serving up great skiing has rightfully been the priority), but local resorts have been cranking up the quality in recent years to bring ravenous skiers and riders more fresh and satisfying food and drink offerings. Whether you’re looking for a mid-day munch or …

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Photo courtesy of the Coeur d'Alene Coffee Co.

New on the Scene: Coeur d’Alene Coffee Company

The Coeur d’Alene Coffee Company leaped into the downtown Coeur d’Alene coffee scene this past summer with a coffee bar staged on the ground floor of the impressively-renovated Elks Club. The space also houses the Innovation Den, a collective space for local innovators and entrepreneurs. The café itself is no less impressive in its architecture, …

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