Skiing

Sun Valley Resort

The ski season is officially underway. Mountains in Idaho, Oregon and Washington are now open for business. And ski slopes are hoping for a better season than last year.

The long Thanksgiving weekend is the time when many slopes open. Besides the northwest, mountains in Colorado, Utah, Montana and Wyoming are welcoming skiers over the long holiday weekend.

Snow Comes Early To Bogus Basin, But No Early Opening Yet

Oct 22, 2012
Bogus Basin Recreation Area

Bogus Basin Recreation Area received about three inches of snow today, giving skiers in the Treasure Valley something to talk about.

NW Skiers Bank On Early Forecasts Being Wrong

Oct 8, 2012
Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Weather forecasters say the current dry spell in the Northwest may turn into a dry winter. But the region’s ski areas aren’t buying it. They’re banking on enough snowfall for winter sports.

John Livingston is the chief meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Spokane. He says the key to the Northwest’s winter lies in ocean surface temperatures between South America and Indonesia. That’s where patterns are developing that seem to point to a warmer “El Nino” year.

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