Month: November 2018

PINE Sports’ Local, Authentic Apparel

Spokane-based company creates apparel to reflect PNW beauty Dustin Repp was tired of seeing Clipart-style mountains saturate the clothing items that were supposed to represent the Pacific Northwest he called home. He was tired of seeing #pnwvibe clothing that he didn’t connect with. As an avid outdoors person, Dustin wanted to find clothing that reflected …

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Backcountry Booty: Big White Ski Resort Lift Tickets (Hidden 11.17.18; FOUND 11.24.18)

THIS BACKCOUNTRY BOOTY HAS BEEN FOUND! Backcountry Booty Prize: For our latest Backcountry Booty, you’ll be searching for a prize voucher good for 2 adult lift tickets at Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna, B.C., Canada, for two days! Scroll down for contest rules and clues that we will keep dishing out until someone finds …

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Bluff Talks, Nov 28

Friends of the Bluff Presents Second-Annual Bluff Talks Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 7-9 pm The Montvale Event Center (1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane) Join Friends of the Bluff in the second-annual Bluff Talks series on Wednesday, November 28. Five storytellers will have 10 minutes or less to share their connection to the High Drive Bluff Park, highlighting …

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Profile photo of Michal "Bird" Shaffer in ski gear.

Give Em’ the Bird: An Alternative Path to a Pro-Skierdom

Most sponsored skiers don’t have the kind of alternative life experiences and down-to-earth philosophical approach to skiing when they start getting paid to do what they love. But Twisp, Wash., native Michael “Bird” Shaffer isn’t your run-of-the-mill professional skier. He grew up on a 7-family commune and cut his ski teeth on hand-me-down gear in …

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Photo of skier pulling child in snow tube.

Inland Northwest 2018/2019 Winter Weather Predictions

With a long, hot, and smoky summer far behind us, snow sports enthusiasts are likely looking forward to the upcoming skiing and snowboarding season— and rightfully so. Nothing makes a rider of snow dream about the winter months more than a prolonged period of extreme heat like we witnessed this year. That said, here is …

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Photo of snowboarder by Aaron Theisen.

Ski Resorts around the Inland NW

Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area Location: Mullan, ID (Bitterroot Mountains) Summit: 5,650’ Base: 4,500’ Terrain: 540 skiable acres/4 lifts/34 runs/2 terrain parks Tickets: $34-49 Lodge: Historic lodge straddling the Idaho/Montana border is the second oldest lodge in the Northwest. What’s New: Lookout’s Phase 1 expansion was approved in 2017, and work started last fall …

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