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Virtual Learning Recess Activities

Pandemic-induced virtual learning has reduced physical activity. Here are five ways for kids to get exercise during short class breaks on virtual schooldays.

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Ski lessons at Whitewater Ski Resort.

Ski Bum Advice: 3 Rules for New Skiers

Understanding ski mountain etiquette can be hard for rookies, which is why Ski Bum Brad Northrup offers 3 basic guidelines and advice for new skiers.

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Mourning cloak butterfly. Photo: Crystal Gartner

The Butterfly Effect: Connection & Loss

Last Page Essay by Ellen Welcker: Part of what connects us to one another is the undeniable fact that everything we love, we will lose. Life, the seasons, this beautiful, perfect planet—even now they are slipping, ever so slightly from our hold.

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Energetic guy snow biking illustration by Justin Short.

Kmart Bike Shaped Object

Everyday Cyclist Column: Justin Short reflects on his first bike and the beginning of his lifelong obsession with bikes and bike-riding.

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girl climbing up tree.

Running with My Girls

Run Wild Column: Sarah Hauge keeps trying to get her kids to love running like she does. It’s not going well.

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CBD oil with hemp leaves.

Cannabidiol (CBD) for Athletes

CBD has a long list of purported benefits, which include serving as a sleep aid, reducing acne, reducing anxiety, providing pain relief, and reducing inflammation.

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Adventures in Being Human: Planning Season

Planning is about setting intention and avoiding the insidious sprawl of life to take over. In a world of unknowns, a planner gives a sense of calm stability.

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Socially distanced skiing illustration by Justin Short.

Benefits of Socially-Distanced Skiing

Ski Bum Advice for the COVID-era and the benefits of social-distancing and masking protocols for the ski mountain.

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Family skiing down Mount spokane.

COVID Safety Tips: 7 P’s For the Ski Mountain

Ways to be safe and responsible on the mountain during the age of COVID, based on CDC and regional mountains’ COVID-19 policies and safety protocols.

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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. …

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