Snow Sports

Artistic rendering of the new Humbird hotel, as viewed from Lakeview parking lot, with snowy ski runs in the background.

New Schweitzer Hotel to Open for 2021/22 Ski Season

Since breaking ground in the spring of 2019, Schweitzer Mountain Resort has been working to complete a new hotel project in the village. The 66,580 square foot, 31-unit hotel complex will be a ski-in, ski-out property that will provide essential arrival services and slopeside accommodations for Schweitzer’s year-round guests.

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Jane Huang riding a fat bike.

What To Do Outside This Winter

List of favorite winter pastimes from 11 of the region’s most passionate devotees of the great outdoors, to help inspire you to get out there more this winter.

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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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Father and daughter snow tubing.

Tips for Keeping Kids Warm Outside

Expert advice from Mt. Spokane Ski School Director and ski instructor Katrin Pardue–what to wear (and not wear) to stay warm, what to eat, and how to prepare kids for cold weather recreation.

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Child playing in the snow.

5 Ways For Kids To Play In the Snow

Ideas for outdoor winter fun in the snow — get kids accustomed to having fun in cold, wet conditions prepares them for learning to ski/snowboard next season.

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Family skiing down Mount spokane.

COVID Safety Tips: 7 P’s For the Ski Mountain

Ways to be safe and responsible on the mountain during the age of COVID, based on CDC and regional mountains’ COVID-19 policies and safety protocols.

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Cross-Country Skiing for Kids

“Nordic skiing is a great option anytime but especially now when people are looking for opportunities to get outdoors during the pandemic. Nordic skiing is …

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Local Holiday Gift Guide – 2020

By Derrick Knowles & Jon Jonckers 2020 has been a year we won’t ever forget, and local businesses need our support more than ever. Shopping at locally-owned stores helps keep …

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Groomed trail for fat bike riders.

Fat Biking: Local Groomed Trails this Winter

Spokane, Wash. Each year we’re seeing more fat bikes plowing through the snow on trails here in the Inland Northwest, a trend that has also …

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Strategic snow shoveling competition.

Selkirk Powder Guides Offer Avalanche Education

Sandpoint, Idaho In an effort to increase opportunities for backcountry skiers and riders to undertake state of the art backcountry travel learning opportunities in the …

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