Join in a celebration of skiing, snow and community at Spokane Nordic WinterFest on Sunday, January 19 – a day of fun events for all ages and ski abilities. Pick your favorite event, or take in the whole day.

Events include the Donut Dash 2-person relay sprint race, with options for lighthearted or competitive teams (mixes of ages and genders will add to the fun!); the Cider Trail group ski to the Nova warming hut for soup and cider; the Back-Cider trail to Nova Hut; a backcountry skiing clinic; and a Skijoring clinic.

A key feature of the day will be the free 45-minute lessons for beginner and intermediate skiers. REI will offer discounted ski rentals for the day from their shop on Monroe Street in Spokane. This is an easy, low-cost way to try cross-country skiing for the first time, or invite that friend who’s always wanted to give it a shot. There will also be a demonstration by the Ski Patrol, and the grooming machine will be on display.

WinterFest is free, but registration is necessary for all events. Donations will benefit Spokane Nordic Ski Association. Learn more at spokanenordic.org/winterfest.