Month: December 2018

photo of backcountry skier on mountain peak from a distance.

True Friends On a Powder Day: Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding

Like most skiers and snowboarders of the Inland Northwest, I have a passion for riding deep, untouched powder. I have spent years working at restaurants at night, just so I could chase the snow during the day. My pursuit of powder has taken me all over the U.S. and Canada. I have traveled to the …

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Close up of person waxing a board.

How to Build Your Own Ski & Snowboard Wax Set-up with These Tools

If you’ve ever thought about tuning your own skis or snowboard, here are some of the tools you’ll need to get started with waxing. Bench: A sturdy table or bench that is around the length or longer of your skis or board. Vices: Vices to hold your boards to keep them from moving when you …

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Group photo of the 2018 City Ride Camp on Mt. Spokane.

Spokane’s City Ride Ski & Snowboard Camp

City Ride is grassroots collaboration of two self-proclaimed kooky snowboard buddies, involved in two different Spokane nonprofits. Friends Shane Thompson and Nick Sackman started City Ride to bring inner-city, under-resourced, and at-risk youth to the mountains to experience snowboarding and skiing in their own backyard. The City Ride mission is simple: create life-changing experiences that …

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Owen Cline throwing a method grab at Mt. Spokane's Jingle Rails.

Little Rippers: The Cline Brothers – Local Mt. Spokane Snowboarders

While riding the park or in the powder-filled trees at Mt. Spokane, there are two little rippers to look out for. The Cline brothers, Wyatt, 12, and Owen, 14, are humble, stylish, and ride hard. They rip, stomp, and are extremely passionate about snowboarding. The brothers are sponsored by Capita Snowboards, Union Bindings, Smith Goggles, …

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Photo courtesy of Silver Mountain Resort.

Local Wins National Learn to Ski and Snowboard’s Bring a Friend Challenge

You may have heard that January is Learn to Ski Month. But did you know you can win swag by helping a friend sign up for lessons from a pro? Hosted across the nation through the organization Learn to Ski and Snowboard, the Bring a Friend Challenge rewards those who help a newbie get started. …

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