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Avalanche at Silver Mountain Resort

News Release from Silver Mountain Resort (KELLOGG, ID) – On Tuesday morning at approximately 11:00 a.m. there was an avalanche in the Chair Four basin on a run called 16-to-1.  Medical personnel/ski patrol and volunteers responded immediately and started search and rescue efforts.  A total of seven people were caught in the avalanche. Four skiers […]

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All Mountain Youth Ski Team at Silver

Sponsored by Ski the Northwest Rockies Association New this season is the AMP’d Ski Team at Silver Mountain, an All-Mountain Ski Program started by former U.S. National Ski Team member Zane Larson. The 12-week schedule includes coaching for technical skiing with jumps, trees, cliffs, bumps and speed on varied terrain; avalanche safety education; and inner-club

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7 Winter Adventures in Idaho’s Silver Valley

Idaho’s Silver Valley is a choose-your-own adventure winter getaway destination. Over a few-days stay in the historic mining town of Wallace, you can pick your path each day based on changing weather, snow conditions, or the proclivities of your travel mates. Choose from alpine and backcountry skiing, snowshoeing or fat biking, history tours, and some

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Photo by Jon Jonckers.

Mountain Safety – Avalanche Awareness

While there have always been news stories about avalanches, some incidents more sad and deadly than others, this Silver Mountain avalanche is a home heart-break story. Mountains will still be our happy place, and powder days will still bring us joy. But now we do so with the knowledge of this cautionary chapter in our regional history. We would be remiss to not learn lessons from our sorrow.

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Mountain Sledding: Finding Places to Slide on Snow

Sledding – the ancient activity of sitting on your butt and getting over the snow far more efficiently than most wheeled vehicles. Today, unless you live in an arctic landscape, sledding or tobogganing is primarily a recreational sport enjoyed by all ages. After a fresh snowfall, who doesn’t relish pulling out their sled and running

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