Skiing

Cold Smoke with John Grollmus

Cold Smoke with John Grollmus

A day in the mountains with Inland Northwest restaurateur John Grollmus.

Brace Yourself, Spring is Coming

Brace Yourself, Spring is Coming

For some of us, most of us, maybe all of us, Friday is a celebration for the end of a long, taxing work week. We count the days, hours, and minutes until our time belongs to us once again.

Mountaintop Experience

Mountaintop Experience

When you're at a Christmas party and someone suggests hitting the mountain the next morning at 5:30am, make your decision wisely... 

Between Seasons

Sandpoint in April dances between the cool thrills of winter and the warm and welcoming sun of spring. 

The Winter We Wanted

The Winter We Wanted

COMMENTS: Since the time change in November, we’ve been squeezing our eyes closed tightly and hoping for the winter that never fully arrived last season... 

Idle Days

This week we asked Eric Peterson, Owner of Idlewild Pizza Company in Leavenworth, WA why he decided to open a restaurant. 

Why did I open a restaurant?

Very simple.

During my ski bum days in Colorado I enjoyed taking the dog for a hike on the abandoned, Ski Idlewild property. It was a beautiful setting in the hills of Winter Park, CO, which once played host to beginner and novice skiers of all ages.  There, walking among boarded buildings and forgotten liftsthe ultimate end of what the Miller Family beganwas the perfect time to reflect and figure out what the heck I was going to do with my own life. From the peak, a busy pizza restaurant was always conveniently in sight... It was fate.

I set about asking myself a few questions: #1 Where? Leavenworth, Washington, of course; #2 What? High quality pizza place; #3 How? Get off your butt, move to Seattle, and learn from the best.

-Eric Peterson