Month: January 2018

Photo of book and fern.

4 Books for Outdoor Families

Books are one of my few obsessions. Re-reading a great book feels like returning home as I revisit that author’s ideas, insights, experiences, encouragement, or advice. These books inspire me in my resolve to better help my outdoor family be the best version of us—determined adventurers; curious explorers; fun-loving recreationists; caring, informed, and compassionate conservationists. …

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Photo by Jayne McLaughlin.

Mt. Spokane Cross-Country Ski Park Events

  The more-than 60 kilometers (37 miles) of trails at the Mt. Spokane Cross-Country Ski Park provide an abundance of opportunities for every level of Nordic skier, and attract everyone from the casual beginners to the hard-core long-distance enthusiast. Three main events during the season cater to this range of skiers.   Winterfest (Jan. 28) …

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Backcountry Film Festival

Film Festival Promotes Backcountry Fun and Education on Feb 1 The Backcountry Film Festival is all about celebrating the human-powered experience of recreating in the winter months, and the responsibility that comes with it. The films are put on by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, a nonprofit comprised of over 100 grassroots environmental organizations and backcountry …

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Backcountry Booty: Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival Weekend Pass at Whitewater Ski Resort (Found 2.10.18)

This Backcountry Booty has been found! Congrats Harry! There is still time to get your own tickets to the to the 12th Annual Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest at Whitewater Ski Resort in Nelson, B.C., (Feb. 23-25)   Play the Out There Outdoors Backcountry Booty treasure hunt contest and you get to explore different trails around …

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Photo of Asher Coleman at Mt. Spokane Progression Park by T. Ghezzi.

Local Resort Terrain Park Shake Down

All five of Spokane’s local resorts have multiple terrain parks that suit different levels of riders—thanks to behind-the-scenes “park crews” who hustle to make it happen. Park crews dedicate many hours to planning, building, shaping, and constant maintaining of these features. While others are off slashing fresh powder in the early mornings, the park crews …

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