Month: February 2014

Hunting Pow With Selkirk Powder Company: Schweitzer’s Backcountry Surprise

<SUR·PRISE>  tr.verb  sur·prised, sur·pris·ing, sur·pris·es To encounter suddenly or unexpectedly; to attack or capture suddenly and without warning; to cause to feel wonder, astonishment or amazement at something unanticipated. The ache in my quads has reached a burning crescendo as I make my final turns through the soft, boot-deep snow, stopping just short of the …

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Spokane Edible Tree Project Wants to Help You Harvest Unwanted Fruit for the Hungry

The Spokane Edible Tree Project, a new non-profit based off of the Portland Fruit Tree Project, is looking for your help charting and mapping fruit and nut trees in Spokane County that might otherwise go to waste. The plan is to convince as many people who have fruit and nut trees in their yards or …

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Photo: Peter G. Williams

The Ultimate Whitewater Ski Trip: Resort Runs + Backcountry Turns

Well known are the incredible amenities and ski terrain offered by Whitewater Ski Resort, located just outside of Nelson, British Columbia. Less appreciated is the amazing backcountry access and unparalleled ski terrain that is offered in the out-of-bounds terrain. Experience them both for the ultimate Kootenay ski trip.   Whitewater the Resort Whitewater Ski Resort …

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It’s a Snowshoe, It’s a Ski: Actually, It’s a Hok from Altai Skis

In the midst of advancing snowshoe technology, Francois Sylvain and Nils Larsen (who calls northeast Washington home) conceived of Altai Skis and the Hok, a product that melds the qualities of a snowshoe and a ski. The Hok combines the maneuverability and ease of use found in snowshoes with a ski’s efficiency of sliding forward …

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