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4 Small Ski Hills of Washington State

Small ski hills provide an affordable family-friendly ski recreation opportunity. Learn about four of them still operating in Washington State.

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Soul of Skiing: Community Ski Hills

Echo Valley Ski Hill (3,000′ elevation) near Lake Chelan is one of the few remaining small ski areas still operating in Washington State.

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What To Do Outside This Winter

List of favorite winter pastimes from 11 of the region’s most passionate devotees of the great outdoors, to help inspire you to get out there more this winter.

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6 Fall-Early Winter Hikes in Spokane & CDA

By Seth Marlin Even with shorter days and falling temperatures, the Spokane region is rich in natural beauty, and whether you’re looking for vibrant colors, or more …

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Sunset at Beezly Hill in Central Washington.

Hiking Beezley Hill – Central Washington

The good thing about hiking somewhere flat is that it doesn’t take long to get a view. While there are various places to walk in …

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Biking Central Washington’s Beezley Hill

It’s cold and the low point in a long, high-pressure system, the kind of doldrums that make winter months stretch on forever. The air in Spokane is stagnant, and the temperature is at that not-so-sweet spot where both …

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Groomed trail for fat bike riders.

Fat Biking: Local Groomed Trails this Winter

Spokane, Wash. Each year we’re seeing more fat bikes plowing through the snow on trails here in the Inland Northwest, a trend that has also …

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Wallace, Idaho Adventures: Hiking, Biking, History, Dining, and Nightlife

They still mine silver in the mountains around Wallace, Idaho—but equally rich treasures are above ground too. Wallace is a gateway to trails for every …

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