Month: January 2016

Winterfest Offers a Chance to Make Friends, Learn Something New, and Eat Donuts

Picture snow. That snow is polka dotted with cross-country skiers laughing as they make their way across white clearings and curving trails to a warming hut for free cider and soup. Picture kids frantically racing to the finish line for a donut. Envision booths, vendors, prizes, and scavenger hunts. Picture yourself swooshing down quiet trails …

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Backcountry Booty: Fitness Fanatics/Spokane Nordic Prize Package (Hidden: 1.17.16; Found: 1.26.16)

This Booty has been found! Congratulations to the winner! Play the OTM Backcountry Booty scavenger hunt contest and you get to explore different trails around the region and possibly win gift certificates for cool outdoor gear and other prizes. Here’s how it works: 1. We hide a booty certificate, that’s good for whatever prizes are …

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Lars Johannson mining white gold at Silver Mountain Resort. Photo: Willy Bartlett

Save at These Local & Regional Resorts: Schweitzer, Lookout, Mt. Spokane, Silver, 49 Degrees North, Brundage & Whitefish Mountain Resort

Don’t miss out on any more of this epic winter! Whether you have a season pass or not, signing up with a Mountain Sports Club membership gives you more options to ski and ride around the Inland NW without ever paying full price. Save big time with 2 for 1 lift tickets, other lift ticket …

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Free Flight Film Festival Lands in Spokane (February 15, 2016)

Follow film makers into the air with the “Free Flight Film Festival,” which lands in Spokane on Monday, February 15, 2016. Tickets for the 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. showings at the Magic Lantern Theatre in Spokane are $5. “Free Flight” is the term hang glider and paraglider pilots collectively call their sport. The festival includes …

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Reimagining Winter

December reminded us just how good winter can be here in the Inland Northwest: knee-deep resort days; cross-country skiing and sledding in city parks; urban fat biking; backcountry ski conditions that get you looking for camper vans on Craigslist; and the silent, white beauty of snow as it piles up in feet across the region. …

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Altai Balla Hok (Kids Snowshoe/Ski Hybrid)

The Altai Balla Hok is short, wide and comes with an integrated climbing skin that provides exceptional traction and stability; it’s the perfect learning ski/snowshoe design for getting kids from ages 5 to early teens into the backcountry and loving the snowy wilds (depending on their size and ability level). Bridging cross-country skis and snowshoes, …

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Sleeping Lady Resort to host St. Paddy’s Day Run in Leavenworth

Expect plenty of the wearing and running of the green at Leavenworth’s Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort this coming March. The inaugural O’Grady’s St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run and Walk will be held at 11 a.m. March 12 adjacent to O’Grady’s Pantry at the entrance to Sleeping Lady. The fully staffed 5K course will utilize trails …

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