Month: December 2018

Photo of skier in powder at Sun Peaks.

The Sweet Sunny North: Skiing & Snowboarding Sun Peaks

Vitamin D-deficient skiers—and in the Inland Northwest, that’s most of us—have few opportunities for bluebird powder days. Winter storms tend to park in the picket lines of peaks that make up the northern Rockies, so socked-in conditions often accompany snow. Odd as it may seem, sun-seeking skiers should look north for their fix. Thanks to …

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Whitewater’s Coldsmoke Powder Festival (Feb. 22-24, 2019)

The Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival is one of the best winter events in North America. With three days of clinics and two nights of socials and entertainment at Whitewater Ski Resort February 22-24, 2019, the festival offers the perfect balance of serious skill building and serious fun. Each day starts with ski and snowboard clinics …

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Over 50? Take Your Skiing to the Next Level with Big White’s Masters’ Week

If you’re a passionate skier aged 50+, Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna, B.C. offers three separate sessions throughout the season that combines skiing, learning from top ski instructors each morning, and a number of exclusive après events and other optional activities. Sign up for one of these 2019 Masters’ Week sessions: January 28-February 1; …

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The lobby of The Josie at Red Mountain.

New Lodging at RED Mountain Resort: Nowhere Special Hostel & The Josie

Looking for a new place to stay the next time you head north to RED? Two new on-mountain lodging options, ranging from budget to boutique, cater to a wide range of skiers and riders.   Ski Bumming on a Budget at Nowhere Special Hostel: Just a two-minute walk from the chairlift, Nowhere Special, set to …

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Photo of skiers on chairlift at Kimberly Resort.

SOUTHEAST BRITISH COLUMBIA WINTER RECREATION DESTINATIONS

One of the things that sets the greater Spokane area apart from other outdoor cities and towns around the western U.S. is our proximity to British Columbia’s relatively unspoiled natural wonders and friendly mountain towns. Use this selection of some of the top winter recreation destinations in B.C. to plan your next trip. Again this …

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Photo of a yeti with ski googles.

Red, White, and You: A Weekend Ride on British Columbia’s Powder Highway

The Powder Highway of southeast British Columbia boasts the world’s most concentrated collection of skiable experiences: eight ski resorts and dozens of heli- and cat-skiing operations and luxury backcountry lodges linked by 677 kilometers of pavement. The names of the region’s resorts—Whitewater, RED Mountain, Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, Fernie—stoke road-trip plans in skiers’ minds; it’s the …

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