Outdoor Family

Child trying on ski boot to get properly-fitted for the next size of seasonal lease gear.

10 Ways To Save Money & Ski More

Participating in alpine winter sports can seem out-of-reach expensive, Learn 10 thrifty tips to ski or snowboard more and spend less money.

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Adventure Travel at state parks: Two children with small plastic buckets and toy shovels exploring a freshwater creek as it flows into the Puget Sound during lowtide at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines, Washington.

Adventure Travel For Families

Start your family’s adventure travel planning process with ideas and tips from Out There Kids’ columnist Amy McCaffree.

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A group of youth mountain biking in a single line, sometimes two by two, on a forested dirt trail in the Northwest.

Inland NW Youth Mountain Biking Teams

Inland NW mountain-biking coaches created the Bikesaretheanswer.org website for families to learn about regional team and race options.

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Child ziplining down a cable, smiling at the camera, over a grassy hillside with pine trees in the background.

Where to Go Ziplining With Kids

Three Inland Northwest zipline tour companies offer experiences for adventurous families of varying ages, abilities, and group sizes.

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Two children laying down on a huge boulder examining a collection of rocks, with a hammer to break open rocks and explore the insides.on of small rocks and examining them.

Geology for Kids

Where to go and how to include geology with outdoor adventures and at-home with GeoKidz subscription boxes.

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Smiling child wearing a neon yellow personal flotation device while swimming in a lake.

How To Swim Safe At A Lake

From beginner to advanced swimmers and watersport recreationists, it’s vital to know how to swim safe, especially in Northwest lakes.

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Young child riding his bike on a dirt pump track at Camp Sekani, with Ponderosa pine trees in the background.

Family Bike Events & Rides in the Inland NW

Biking opportunities for summer 2022 in the Inland NW for families and children, from casual family-ride events to MTB races.

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