Snow Sports

Child trying on ski boot to get properly-fitted for the next size of seasonal lease gear.

10 Ways To Save Money & Ski More

Participating in alpine winter sports can seem out-of-reach expensive, Learn 10 thrifty tips to ski or snowboard more and spend less money.


Inland NW Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Inland NW Holiday Gift Guide with ideas from OTO advertisers and other small businesses to make shopping local easier.

Data map of the western U.S, with color-coded areas indicating areas of normal and above average snowfall for winter 2022-2023. // Image courtesy of

Inland NW Winter Weather Predictions

Triple Dip La Niña? Overview of expectations and expert predictions for the Inland Northwest’s winter weather, 2022-23.


New Terrain and Lift added at Lookout Pass

A ONE-OF-A-KIND SETTING GETS BIGGER Located atop the crest of the Bitterroot Range, straddling the state line between Idaho and Montana, Lookout Pass averages 400 …

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.

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.

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