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Ski lessons at Mt Spokane

Ski & Snowboard Lessons at Inland NW Resorts

Choose a lesson program that fits your family’s budget and availability. Lots of options available ski mountains in the northwest Rockies.

Kid ski lessons at Mt Spokane. // Photo courtesy of Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park.

Youth Ski/Snowboard Lessons: 3 Regional Programs

Three ski and snowboard lesson programs for children and teens offered by Ski the NW Rockies Association affiliated mountains.

Brighton Turcotte at Silver Mountain. // Photo courtesy of Mike Turcotte.

Little Ripper at Silver Mountain: Brighton Turcotte

Meet Little Ripper Brighton Turcotte who both skis and snowboards at Silver Mountain Resort, along with his parents, who work for the resort.

Jaxson Hamm at Mt Spokane. // Photo courtesy of Mike Hamm.

Little Ripper at Mt. Spokane: Jaxson Hamm

Meet 6-year-old snowboarder Jaxson Hamm from Mt. Spokane. This little ripper can shred anywhere and keep up with any one.

Penelope (left) and Olivia White at Lookout Pass.

Lookout Pass Little Rippers: Penelope & Olivia White

Meet twin sisters, Penelope Picabo & Olivia Lokkee White, who ski and race at Lookout Pass, and have great advice for other children.

Winter Sneva skiing at 49 Degrees North.

Little Ripper at 49 Degrees North: Winter Sneva

Meet Winter Sneva, a young skier from 49 Degrees North. She uses special skis made by Sneva MFG, the family business based in Spokane, Wash.

Photo collages of young skiers and snowboarders.

Meet Little Rippers Of the Inland NW – 2021

Next gen skiers and snowboarders keep the sport alive. Meet five little rippers who tear it up at Inland Northwest mountains.

Outline of photo of kid in ski gear with information bubbles naming and explaining each essential gear item.

9 Alpine Gear Essentials for Kids

What essential alpine gear for kids is needed for skiing/snowboarding and dressing little shredders for a day in the mountains.

Family of skiers at Lookout Pass.

Beginner Terrain Guide: Ski & Snowboard in the NW Rockies

Recommended runs at each of the Ski the NW Rockies mountains for beginner skiers/snowboarders–including Mt. Spokane, Lookout, Silver, and 49.

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