Winterfest at Mt. Spokane Nordic Ski Park (Selkirk Lodge), Jan. 13: Open to everybody. Includes free lunch along with 45-minute adult backcountry ski lessons, a youth backcountry orienteering class, a waxing clinic, and skijoring (bring your dog and make sure to sign up). Instructional clinics for adults are only $5. Sponsored by Spokane Nordic Ski […]
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If you were asked to describe the archetypal life-long Nordic skier, you’d picture Sam Schlieder: lean body, gray beard, quiet disposition, and low-key, dry sense of humor. One of the pioneers of Nordic skiing on Mt. Spokane 30 years ago, Schlieder was the first recipient of the Gary Silver lifetime contribution award back in 1979
It’s a clever routine. Alpine ski during the middle of the week when the throngs and masses of people are about their daily routines. Then Nordic ski on the weekends, when the slopes are busy and the backcountry is begging to be explored. Tom Schaaf played this game of leapfrog throughout his years in Spokane
Chewelah has always had good cross-country skiing. For years, many local skiers set their own tracks throughout the area, or simply followed snowmobile trails. However, Chewelah skiers have certainly found their stride in recent seasons, and now 49° North hosts some fabulous groomed cross-country skiing. Thanks to a small, dedicated team and an outstanding groomer,
AT LAST THE TIME HAS COME for winter recreation; and in Spokane, there are plenty of venues to choose from. But before dusting off your Alpine skis or sleds, why not try Nordic skiing (Cross County) at Mt. Spokane? Located 25 miles northeast of Spokane, the park maintains 13,919 acres within the Selkirk Mountains. A
A Day in the Life of a Cross-Country Ski Family It never fails: we drive the twisty road up to Mt. Spokane, complete the final hairpin turn, get our first glimpse of the rustic Selkirk Lodge and the kids burst with anticipation. We park, pile out of the car and manage to carry 10 pairs
From stunning bluebird days to the flowy-feel of perfect “corn snow” and random powder dumps, spring skiing is glorious. “March brings some of the best skiing and riding of the season, and with it plenty of fun events, sunshine, mild weather, and—believe it or not—we usually see some good storms bringing in more fresh powder,”
The relatively recent explosion in snowshoe use has been incredible to watch. I feel like an old curmudgeon relating the stories of my early snowshoe years. In those days, I could go to Mount Spokane State Park and Nordic ski for a couple hours, then switch to the snowshoe trails and still have first tracks.
49 Degrees North Mountain Resort in Chewelah, Washington, is offering telemark skiing clinics this spring through March 20, 2022.
Spokane Nordic Ski Association has a new team coach and is offering new program opportunities for winter 2021-22.