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Lookout Pass Adds Lift-Served Mountain Biking & Hiking

Riding the Route of the Hiawatha at Lookout Pass has become a bucket-list outdoor adventure that now attracts bike riders from around the country. And starting this summer, Lookout will have another reason for local and travelling riders and hikers to head to the Idaho/Montana border—lift-served mountain biking and hiking. New Lift-Served Biking & Hiking …

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Photo taken from afar of father and daughter riding the chairlift at Mount Spokane.

Ski Programs for Kids & Families this Winter

Ski Programs for Kids & Families this Winter Local ski mountain staff are stoked for winter and to welcome guests including young skiers and riders and their parents back to the slopes. Sadly, what caused our season to abruptly end last spring has created new challenges this winter. Particularly in the Inland Northwest, where interstate …

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Schweitzer Mountain during snow-storm.

Skiing in the COVID Era

By Amy McCaffree & Derrick Knowles  The COVID-19 pandemic is picking up steam this fall like a deep-winter storm cycle, yet our regional ski and snowboard resorts are feeling positive about being able to provide a safe experience this season. From adding online, limited contact ticket sales to expanded outdoor hangout areas, mask requirements and social distancing for indoor spaces, and group size limits for lessons, …

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Person going off a ski jump.

Spring Ski Safety Tips

“Challenging spring conditions include the rapid transition from slick snow to grabbing snow, which pushes the rider forward,” says John Batchelder, pro patrol director at Lookout Pass. “Proper stance and balance is a key to staying in control. Knee and shoulder injuries are common in this situation.”  Be mindful of the “freeze-thaw-freeze effect,” according to …

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