Ski instructor pointing downhill while teaching a group of three young skiers at Schweitzer Mountain.

Sandpoint Group Provides Ski Access For Local Kids

North Idaho Sports Education Fund (NIMSEF) help local kids in Bonner and Boundary counties get involved in skiing and snowboarding.

Boots and pants, and much more. Photo courtesy of MMSP Ski Swap

Ski Swaps Canceled in Spokane & Coeur d’Alene

Local ski swap events in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene have been cancelled, but other Northwest regional swap events continue as planned.

View looking down a ramp to a dock on a lake.

Adventure In McCall: Central Idaho’s Epic Mountain Town

The mountain town of McCall is an outdoor recreation & adventure destination located less in central Idaho, between Coeur d’Alene and Boise.

Sun Valley Selects 23 - (Cam McLeod) - Kaylin Richardson and Madison Rose at Sun Valley, filming "Winter Starts Now." // Photo courtesy Warren Miller Entertainment, photo by Cam McLeod.

72nd Warren Miller Film Debut

Warren Miller Entertainment’s 72nd feature film, “Winter Starts Now,” arrives at Northwest theaters in Oct and Nov. 2021.


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.

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