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Ex-ski coach sentenced for recording students undressing

SEATTLE — A former private school ski coach in Seattle accused of secretly recording female students undressing on a Canada ski trip has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Date: 02/03/2016 | Northwest

Biathlon combines the speed of skiing with marksmanship

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. — It’s 17 degrees outside and I’m lying on my stomach in the snow with my cheek against a rifle, focusing through concentric circles on a small black dot 50 meters away.

Date: 01/30/2016 | Life

Fife man, 49, dies in skiing accident in Canada

SEATTLE — A man who died after a skiing accident in British Columbia’s Kootenay region has been identified as a 49-year-old man from Washington state.Paul John Omegna of Fife, a suburb of Seattle, was skiing with companions at the Red Mountain resort in Rossland, B.C., Sunday afternoon.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Northwest

Olympic champion Ted Ligety injures knee in training crash

Olympic and world giant slalom champion Ted Ligety flew past a gate in a training session Wednesday, when he suddenly spun around and landed hard on his side.

Date: 01/27/2016 | Sports

Spokane County ski area gets expansion permit, halt order

SPOKANE — Work to expand Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park is in limbo after Spokane County officials issued a grading permit for the project while the state Court of Appeals issued a preliminary injunction to halt the work.

Date: 01/25/2016 | Northwest

Spokane County ski area gets permit for expansion

SPOKANE — Work to expand Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park is set to begin after Spokane County officials issued a grading permit for the project.

Date: 01/24/2016 | Northwest

Spokane Tribe asks Inslee to seek halt to ski area expansion

SPOKANE — Gov. Jay Inslee was asked Wednesday to help stop the proposed expansion of the Mt. Spokane ski area located within the largest state park in Washington.

Date: 01/06/2016 | Northwest

'Absolutely awesome'

After slow start, ski season at Stevens Pass is in full swing

Date: 12/30/2015 | Local News

Sale of ski resorts won’t happen by year’s end, trust says

PORTLAND, Maine — A real estate investment trust that’s selling more than a dozen ski resorts from Maine to California won’t meet its deadline of completing the transaction by year’s end.

Date: 12/27/2015 | Business Wire

Avalanche risk halts search for missing backcountry skier

SNOQUALMIE PASS — Increasing avalanche danger has prompted officials to suspend the search for a missing skier in the backcountry near Snoqualmie Pass.

Date: 12/21/2015 | Northwest

Search halted: Skier still missing in Snoqualmie Pass backcountry

SEATTLE — The King County Sheriff’s Office says teams have halted their search for a skier missing in the backcountry near Snoqualmie Pass.

Date: 12/20/2015 | Northwest

How to ski Lake Tahoe without breaking the bank

“El Ninoooooooooo!” That’s how ski-resort workers at Lake Tahoe are pronouncing the name of the weather pattern that is expected this winter to dump large amounts of snow on the region. The excitement is understandable.

Date: 12/19/2015 | Life

Ski season is here: Stevens Pass opens some runs

STEVENS PASS — The mountain resort here planned to kick off the 2015-16 ski season by opening some beginner terrain Friday. Skiers and snowboarders can ride runs off Daisy chairlift, the rope tow and rail park and a magic carpet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Date: 12/03/2015 | Local News

Winter's triumphant return

But the future is none too cool for NW ski areas

Date: 11/29/2015 | Local News

Burton brings Playboy centerfolds back to snowboards

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Burton is bringing back images of Playboy bunnies on its snowboards, seven years after similar depictions sparked a protest outside its headquarters.

Date: 11/26/2015 | Business Wire

Stevens Pass purchases snow maker for base area

Stevens Pass Mountain Resort has purchased a snow maker for use in the base area.

Date: 11/24/2015 | Explore NW

Mount Baker Ski Area to open on Thursday

Mount Baker Ski Area will open for the season on Thursday. 

Date: 11/18/2015 | Explore NW

Winter starts now

Warren Miller film — and freebies — come to Everett

Date: 11/08/2015 | Life

Snow is falling

Update on Stevens Pass, other areas in the Cascades

Date: 11/03/2015 | Explore NW

More options for fun

Stevens Pass resort to replace 2 chair lifts and add trails, skill parks

Date: 10/24/2015 | Local News

Injury lawsuit against Oregon ski area can proceed

BEND, Ore. — The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that a lawsuit filed by a man injured at a ski area in central Oregon can move forward.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Northwest

Year-round skiing

Why backcountry skiers go the distance, even in a dry summer

Date: 08/30/2015 | Explore NW

Keep moving in Europe

Do like the local and go swimming, biking or skiing

Date: 04/19/2015 | Life

One last chance

Snow allows Stevens Pass to open for a few more days

Date: 04/13/2015 | Explore NW

Oregon ski areas ask Legislature for liability protection

SALEM, Ore. — Ski areas are asking the Oregon Legislature for enhanced protection from lawsuits after the state Supreme Court invalidated the broad liability waivers often printed on the back of lift tickets.

Date: 03/30/2015 | Northwest

Empty ski lift chair falls from cable at Mount Bachelor

BEND, Ore. — Officials at the Mount Bachelor ski area say an unspecified “component failure” caused an empty chair to fall off its cable.

Date: 03/30/2015 | Northwest

Time to explore

Check out options for outdoors fun all around the Northwest

Date: 03/29/2015 | Explore NW

Visit Sun Valley now for last of skiing, plenty other outdoor fun

KETCHUM, Idaho — Sun Valley is a bit of a trip, but it's gorgeous in the spring.Maybe you think it's not worth the hassle of traveling, but you may want to reconsider, especially if you're still hankering to do some skiing.But that's not the only thing Sun...

Date: 03/29/2015 | Life

Stevens Pass suspends operations

STEVENS PASS — A lack of snow in the mountains has led the Stevens Pass ski area to suspend operations.

Date: 03/14/2015 | Local News

Too little snow

Sledding area won't open at Paradise this year

Date: 03/06/2015 | Explore NW

At Montana’s Big Sky Resort, limitless vistas and rural charm

BOZEMAN, Montana — Ice crystals peppered my face as I peered down the steep. Wind gusts lifted plumes of snow off the mountainside that lingered in front of me like smoke. I stood at 11,166 feet, strapped to my snowboard atop Lone Peak at Montana's Big Sky Resort. Below me lay a...

Date: 02/28/2015 | Life

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