Month: October 2016

SilverStar Serves Up Winter Adventure: B.C.’s 3rd Largest Resort is Only Five Hours Away

The Spokane area is ringed by enough destination ski resorts (not to mention the dozens of cool, out-of-the-way mom and pop ski hills) to keep local skiers and snowboarders busy exploring new places for years. SilverStar Ski Resort, a few hours north of the border near Vernon, British Columbia, is one of those amazing destinations …

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Take Your Kids Skiing in Two States at Lookout Pass

Skiing or snowboarding with your children anywhere other than the bunny hill is an adventure in itself. A big mountain of new terrain awaits you on those intermediate runs and eventually black diamond ones. A great, and sometimes frustrating, aspect of skiing is that it requires continuous learning, with new challenges for every new run, …

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What it Means to be a Ski Racing Family

Like other team sports, ski racing requires serious commitment and support from both children and their parents. Out There Monthly interviewed Teri Tucker and Paul Ainsworth, whose two sons – Hayden and Owen, both age 11 – will soon begin their sixth season as members of the Spokane Ski Racing Association (SSRA), to share what …

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Three Fun Ways to Get Kids Outside This Winter

Cross-country Skiing at Mt. Spokane If you are looking for an outdoor winter activity for the entire family, then cross-country skiing might just be the thing. Spokane is blessed with very accessible groomed trails only 45 minutes away at Mt. Spokane State Park. The absence of ski lifts and lift tickets make cross-country skiing a …

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Hikers enjoy the sunshine along the Snake River Trail. Photo: Aaron Theisen

Saving Trails

An OTM contributor recently informed me (only half seriously, I think) that he didn’t appreciate coverage we gave to a few of his favorite trails via articles in our September issue. More attention to once lesser-known places, the argument goes, means more people on the trails, fewer parking spots at trailheads and increased impacts on …

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