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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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