Skiing/Snowboarding

Backcountry Hydration Pack that looks like a small backpack with rounded bottom.

Gear Review: USWE Backcountry Hydration Pack

USWE brand 25-liter Backcountry Hydration Pack provides a snug, no-bounce fit and has lots of compartments and big and small pockets.

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Architect rendering of exterior of Humbird -- 3 story hotel, wood exterior, and lit windows.

New Humbird Hotel Opens at Schweitzer

The new Humbird 31-room hotel recently opened, providing additional ski-in/ski-out access to Schweitzer’s 2,900 acres of skiable terrain.

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Garrett Shadwick falling down while trying to snowboard.

Switching Between Skis & Snowboard

How easy is it to switch from skis to snowboard? Or how about a snowboarder on skis for the first time? May be harder than you think.

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Austin Visintainer doing a snowboarding trick and riding along the ski lodge wall at Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park.

Spokane Pro-Snowboarder Austin Visintainer

Pro rider Austin Visintainer (friends call him “Vizz”), from Spokane, gains greater recognition and stars in new major snowboard movie.

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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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Illustration of a car attached to reindeer, like Santa's sleight, flying through the sky.

Ski Bum Advice ~ Poem: The Night Before Skiing

Seasonal parody poem by OTO’s official ski bum Brad Northrup — a former ski racer, coach, and ski industry professional.

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View of cross-country ski tips along snow groomed corduroy trail..

Ski for Light Helps Adaptive Skiers

Ski for Light promotes skiing for individuals with vision and mobility-impairments, and Spokane Nordic Ski Association members were to attend a now-canceled event.

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Explore the Backcountry Skiing Life at the Uphill Ramble event at Mt. Spokane

Photo courtesy of Rambleraven Gear Trader Join Rambleraven Gear Trader and Mt. Spokane for the first annual Uphill Ramble Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. This event …

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Snowy slope with trees at Sitzmark ski area.

15 Alpine Ski Areas in Washington State

A brief overview of Washington State’s 15 public downhill ski areas by Ryan Murray who skied them all during a 34-year personal odyssey.

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