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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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