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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Winterfest sandwich board sign in the snow

Winterfest: Jan. 16, Mt. Spokane State Park

Spokane Nordic Ski Association hosts this event at Mount Spokane State Park Nordic Ski Area, offering ski lessons to non-members.

Wooden sign atop a run at Mission Ridge ski area..

A Quest to Shred Washington’s 15 Ski Mountains

Ryan Murray shares about his 34-year odyssey to achieve his goal of skiing at every ski resort in Washington State.

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