Month: November 2014

Ski swaps, clearance deals at local ski shops, Craigslist and eBay are great for finding gear on a tight budget. Photo courtesy of Winter Swap

Tips for Saving Money on Ski Gear for Your Family: Lease, Rent, Bargain & Borrow

Skiing and riding as a family can be one of the best ways to keep active and healthy in the winter, grow strong bonds between parents, kids and siblings and help your kids develop skills on the slopes that will provide a lifetime of active winter fun. Fortunately, you don’t need to take out a …

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Fat tire rentals are available at Whitewater Ski Resort in Nelson, B.C. for riders to explore the five kilometers of new multi-use trails in the Nordic center.

A Whole Lot of New at Regional Resorts: Better Runs, Expansion Plans, Terrain Park Additions, Night Vision, Web Cam, Mountain Hosts, Cheap Cat Skiing, Fat Biking, and More!

With the first flakes of the ski season already behind us, and plenty more likely to fall in the coming month, resorts around the greater Inland Northwest are gearing up for what should be another solid season of powder days and sunny groomers (with a few variable, overcast days to keep it real, of course). …

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Demonstrating the wedge at Mt. Spokane. Photo: Amy Silbernagel McCaffree

Teaching Your Kids to Ski: Lessons from a Ski Family

Skiing together allows my family to achieve one of our common goals: to embrace outdoor adventures year round. We appreciate living in a four-season climate, and being skiers helps us to joyfully welcome winter cold and snow. My husband would say we’re teaching our children to ski because we want them to love what we …

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OTM Editor Derrick Knowles doing what he loves most, hiking.

Going Skiing

In junior high, all my cool friends were skiers, and it took until 9th grade until I could join them up on the mountain. Our family did a lot of cross-country skiing, which I loved for the chance to revel in quiet, snow-covered nature, but come Mondays, I listened longingly to my buddies talk about …

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