Month: December 2020

Person skiing down mountain.

Little Ripper: Landon McCaffree at Mt. Spokane

Age: 10 Home mountain: Mt. Spokane; dual season passholder at Schweitzer and Mt. Spokane, 2018-2020. Favorite runs at Mt. Spokane: Jump Hill, Big 200, Gates Park, Smuggler’s Notch. Learned to ski at age 2: Parent-taught, no ski school. Loves skiing because: “It’s fun to get out onto the mountain. I like the thrill and adrenaline …

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Ski Racer skiing down hill.

Little Rippers of the Inland NW

Every time I’m on the mountain, witnessing the next generation of skiers and snowboarders tearing it up, I feel hopeful and excited for the future. These kids—thanks to their parents, instructors, and coaches—are daring, brave, and strong, from the bunny hill toddler snowplowing S-turns to the pre-teen blazing down a black diamond. Here are four …

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