Lookout Pass Terrain Expansion: Brad Naccarato, Matt Landheim, and Sam Landheim skiing fresh powder down the lower part off Eagle Peak. S-turn ski tracks in deep powder.Photo: James Nisbet

Skiing the New Eagle Peak Terrain At Lookout Pass

Catskiing the Eagle Peak terrain expansion at Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area–a sneak peak of what to expect when lift opens next winter.

Illustration of skis with eyes and mouths, in a storage box, talking to each other, while a guy looks on with a surprised look and a beer can in his hand.

Ski bum Advice: If Skis Could Talk

What powder, carving, and rock skis might say, if they could talk, about winter 2021-22 season in the Northwest.

Snowboarder on a terrain park rail at Mt Spokane.

How To Talk Like a Shredder

Learn new school ski and snowboard lingo, ski terrain terms, and other words and phrases commonly heard on the mountain.

Three backcountry skiers, backs to the camera, looking over the edge, preparing to ski down, with a snowy ridge line farther beyond.

My Favorite Season Is Now: Spring Ski or Climb?

Personal essay by Kirby Walke about cross-over seasons and not closing one season of outdoor recreation too soon in order to enjoy the next.

Two snowboarders, one wearing an orange jacket and the other in yellow, making big turns down a groomed run at 49 Degrees North.

Spring Ski Events & Deals at Inland NW Mountains

Ski the NW Rockies mountain recreation areas have spring deals and some of the most fun events of the season.

Lodge at 49 Degrees North - brown siding with deck and trees behind it.

Try Telemark Skiing at 49 Degrees North

49 Degrees North Mountain Resort in Chewelah, Washington, is offering telemark skiing clinics this spring through March 20, 2022.


Fernie, BC – A Special Place in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies

Tucked in the Rockies of southeast British Columbia and just over a 4.5-hour drive from Spokane, lies Fernie, a charming little mountain town that happens …

BC Air Backcountry Ski-Snowboard Helmet, solid black color.

Gear: BC Air Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Helmet

BC Air Touring Helmet for backcountry skiing/snowboarding has a hyper-ventilated design to add comfort while climbing and descending.

Backcountry Access Tracker4 Avalanche Receiver - yellow outer shell casing with black front and digital display.

Gear: Backcountry Access Avalanche Transceiver 

Backcountry Access Tracker4 avalanche transceiver has improved rubber molding, screen brightness, and microphone from previous models.

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