Get Social on the Slopes

Be a part of local ski culture at these mid-winter events

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Jan 11: Jackass Day at Silver Mountain

This annual tradition celebrates Silver’s roots. Participants are encouraged to break out vintage ski gear while they enjoy retro-priced $20 lift tickets (limited availability, reserve in advance).

Jan 20: Wintersportsfest at 49°N

Play in the snow at the 49°N Nordic Center with demos of a wide range of winter sports gear, including snowshoes, Altai skis, fat bikes, and classic and skate Nordic skis. Lessons for all ages are offered throughout the day too (only $10 per person).

Jan 21: Women’s Clinic at 49°N

The first in a series of three clinics provides a safe and supportive environment for women skiers and snowboarders (ages 15+) of all ability levels to build on and learn new skills. Next clinic dates are Feb 11 and March 3.

Feb 9: Ladies-Only Day at Mt. Spokane

These popular Ladies’ Day events (Feb 9 and March 8) include all-day ski/ride lessons for all abilities and skill levels, plus lunch, après cocktails and prizes.

Feb 24: Freebird Ramble Skimo Race at 49°N

Put on by Rambleraven Gear Trader, this skimo race and relay includes three race options for skiers and splitboarders: solo laps, solo endurance, or a 2-4 person relay. From the lodge, participants skin to the summit and then switch to downhill mode and then ski or ride back down to the finish line.

Live Music

Mt. Spokane hosts live music every Friday night, and live music is scheduled on Saturdays at Noah’s Canteen at Silver Mountain. 49°N also has frequent musicians playing at the Boomtown Bar.

Classic Lookout Pass Events

Lookout Pass’ season calendar includes longtime favorite winter events, including the Cardboard Box Derby, Hawaiian Luau, Two BBQ & Brews on the Deck dates, Kids’ Snow Bowling, Pacific NW National Wife Carrying Competition, and more (check online for dates and details).

Cover photo courtesy of Lookout Pass

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