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3 Ways to Learn Backcountry Safety

Equip yourself to make good decisions in the backcountry. Here are 3 ways to learn skills when you can’t get into a avy skills class.

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A Rippin Chix skier goes down a steep and deep run.

Rippin Chix Women’s Ski Camp

Rippin Chix ski camps for women help intermediate-level skiers understand how to improve their skills and teaches advanced techniques.

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Girl learning to ski.

Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

In January, the ski industry’s Learn to Ski/Ride Month offers EZ Ski or Ride 1-2-3 programs at ski resorts, which makes skiing and snowboarding more affordable.

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What’s Happening at Your Local Ski Hill

Overview of the latest news and happenings at Ski the NW Rockies Association resorts: Mt. Spokane, Lookout Pass, Silver Mountain, and 49 Degrees North.

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The Nordic Trail System on Mount Spokane is one of the best in the Northwest. Photo courtesy of Spokane Nordic Ski Association

Nordic Ski-A-Thon Fundraiser Competition

Spokane Nordic Ski Association (SNSA) has a month-long Ski-A-Thon fundraising competition, starting Feb. 1, 2021.

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Positive Recreation News: 5 Highlights from 2020

Many Inland Northwest outdoor institutions accomplished significant goals in 2020. Here is a brief summary of multiple benchmarks that vastly improved regional recreation.

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Plan Ahead to Score Your Spring Bike

If you’re wanting a new or used bike, start looking at local shops this winter and early spring, including Wheel Sport Re-Cyclery and Ramble Raven Gear Trader.

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Skier going uphill to the summit of Mt. Spokane.

Uphill Skiers: Mt. Spokane’s New Rules

Learn about new requirements for backcountry “uphill” skiers at Mt. Spokane, including new parking permit and Uphill Skier Winter Season Pass requirements.

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Running along Priest Lake. Photo: Fiona Hicks

Races & Events Outlook for 2021

What are Northwest race organizers planning for 2021? Some events will be modified, instead of cancelled, to include live and virtual components.

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Biking over snow with fat tires.

Two Fat Biking Events in North Idaho

Fatty Flurry Fest and Fatsquatch fat-biking events to take place in North Idaho this winter as long as pandemic safety guidelines allow it.

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