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4 Small Ski Hills of Washington State

Small ski hills provide an affordable family-friendly ski recreation opportunity. Learn about four of them still operating in Washington State.

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Soul of Skiing: Community Ski Hills

Echo Valley Ski Hill (3,000′ elevation) near Lake Chelan is one of the few remaining small ski areas still operating in Washington State.

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Vintage wooden skis getting a pine tar treatment.

Mountain Artifacts: Wooden Nordic Skis

Vintage skis can prove almost as fast as modern equipment. Writer Holly Weiler shares how she rejuvenated old Nordic wooden skis and used them to win a cross-country ski race.

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Ski lessons at Whitewater Ski Resort.

Ski Bum Advice: 3 Rules for New Skiers

Understanding ski mountain etiquette can be hard for rookies, which is why Ski Bum Brad Northrup offers 3 basic guidelines and advice for new skiers.

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3 Ways to Learn Backcountry Safety

Equip yourself to make good decisions in the backcountry. Here are 3 ways to learn skills when you can’t get into a avy skills class.

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A Rippin Chix skier goes down a steep and deep run.

Rippin Chix Women’s Ski Camp

Rippin Chix ski camps for women help intermediate-level skiers understand how to improve their skills and teaches advanced techniques.

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Girl learning to ski.

Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

In January, the ski industry’s Learn to Ski/Ride Month offers EZ Ski or Ride 1-2-3 programs at ski resorts, which makes skiing and snowboarding more affordable.

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What’s Happening at Your Local Ski Hill

Overview of the latest news and happenings at Ski the NW Rockies Association resorts: Mt. Spokane, Lookout Pass, Silver Mountain, and 49 Degrees North.

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The Nordic Trail System on Mount Spokane is one of the best in the Northwest. Photo courtesy of Spokane Nordic Ski Association

Nordic Ski-A-Thon Fundraiser Competition

Spokane Nordic Ski Association (SNSA) has a month-long Ski-A-Thon fundraising competition, starting Feb. 1, 2021.

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Skier going uphill to the summit of Mt. Spokane.

Uphill Skiers: Mt. Spokane’s New Rules

Learn about new requirements for backcountry “uphill” skiers at Mt. Spokane, including new parking permit and Uphill Skier Winter Season Pass requirements.

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