Lookout Pass Adds Lift-Served Mountain Biking & Hiking

Riding the Route of the Hiawatha at Lookout Pass has become a bucket-list outdoor adventure that now attracts bike riders from around the country. And …

Gordini Spring Gloves: black ski gloves with red accents.

New Gear: Gordini Spring Gloves

Gordini Spring gloves are a great choice for temperature-varying spring and summer adventures, from alpine hikes to backcountry skiing.

Bart Haggin in his ski gear, wearing a red jacket and black pants, on Mt. Spokane standing in front of snow-covered trees.

A Perfect Day on the Mountain

Bart Haggin, age 84, tells the story of his most memorable day of skiing, on Christmas Day 2015, at Mt. Spokane.


Ski Bum Advice: Stuff I Missed This Season

Out There’s Ski Bum missed three significant components of his usual ski day experience during the 2020-21 COVID ski season.

Fred Nowland in his ski gear on a resort deck with the mountain view and American flag behind him.

Spokane Ski Industry Icon Fred Nowland

There are very few true skiing icons in the Spokane area, but Fred Nowland is definitely one of them. A fixture of the ski industry for 36 years, chances are better than average that you have come across Fred at some point—whether it was in one of the various shops that he worked at over the years or perhaps at one of the local ski resorts.

Kicking Horse ski mountain in British Columbia's Kootenay range.

Shredding the Kootenays In the COVID-Era

Pandemic Deep Thoughts by Powder Matt from the Canada’s Kootenay Powder Highway in British Columbia.

A collection of six vintage ski instruction, how-to guidebooks.

Hand-Me-Down Ski Books

The allure of books from the 70s and 80s that cover a range of skiing topics — from ski racing, ski maintenance, and ski technique — is the historic glimpse they offer into ski culture from another era.

Selfie photo of Powder Matt in his ski gear on a sunny, blue sky day on the Kootenay Mountains of B.C.

Meet Powder Matt: Border Closures Deliver Locals-only Shred Fest In the Kootenays

With the international border closed for non-essential travel, we asked self-proclaimed ski bum “Powder Matt,” from Kimberley, B.C., to share about the pandemic skiing life along B.C.’s Powder Highway.

Skiers and snowboarders ride the chairlift to the summit of Mt Spokane, with lodge 2 at the mountain ski area base in the distance.

Local Resort Happenings & Spring Ski Deals

Spring Season Pass Surprises, Spring Skiing Events, & Local Resort News. Sponsored By Ski the NW Rockies Association Resorts.

Artistic rendering of the new Humbird hotel, as viewed from Lakeview parking lot, with snowy ski runs in the background.

New Schweitzer Hotel to Open for 2021/22 Ski Season

Since breaking ground in the spring of 2019, Schweitzer Mountain Resort has been working to complete a new hotel project in the village. The 66,580 square foot, 31-unit hotel complex will be a ski-in, ski-out property that will provide essential arrival services and slopeside accommodations for Schweitzer’s year-round guests.

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