Outdoor Family

Two young teenage girls smiling at the camera while lounging in an ENO hammock in the sunshine.

5 Spring Rituals for Outdoorsy Families

Spring rituals and routines to help families celebrate and get ready for the season, from backyard hammocks to campsite reservations.

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Skidz Kids mountain-biking shirt, blue with two stripes, orange and green, around the torso.

Gear: Skidz Kids Mountain Biking Clothing

Skidz mountain bike clothing, made of sweat-wicking breathable fabrics, is designed for ages 6-15 by downhill MTB Racer Justin Schwartz.

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Flpsde Drink & Snack Bottle - solid red water bottle with a solid-black silicone band around the middle -- water coming out of one end and snacks falling out of the other.

Provisions Gear: Flpsde Drink & Snack Bottle

The Flpsde stainless steel bottle that will keep the beverage of choice hot or cold in one side and snacks or other items dry in the other.

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Two young girls smiling at the camera while cross-country skiing at Mt. Spokane.

Cross-Country Ski Beginner Guide for Families

Families with young children can plan a first-time cross-country ski outing using these 4 easy steps, including gear rentals and where to go.

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The author's toddler and dog walking on the trail, with trees on side and a downslope on the other.

On Walking a Toddler in the Woods

Personal essay by Lisa Laughlin reflecting on how motherhood has changed how she experiences trails, hiking, and the great outdoors.

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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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