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Winter Adventures in British Columbia

Traveling north of the border for skiing, snowboarding, hot springs soaking, snowshoeing, or other winter adventures is incredibly easy and worth every kilometer of extra driving. One of the best yet often under-appreciated things about living in Spokane and North Idaho, in fact, is the proximity to interior British Columbia. This lightly-populated, vast expanse of wild mountains, valleys, lakes, and rivers; enchanting yet authentic mountain towns; and destination-worthy resorts, parks, and trails is a wonderland right next door.

Grizzlies and Granny Gears: Fall Mountain Biking in Fernie, B.C.

It’s early evening, and my riding buddy Nat and I are pedaling toward Brokeback Ridge on the wooded slopes of Fernie Provincial Park outside Fernie, B.C. Word on the trail is Brokeback, a mile-long black-diamond luge run, is on every Fernie local’s top five list. We hear a loud crash and branches snapping. We stop. …

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Photo of OTO publishers, Shallan & Derrick Knowles with family posing in front of Big White sign.

Out There Ski/Snowboard Trip to Big White Ski Resort, BC

Out There Outdoors is hosting an early-season ski and snowboard trip to Big White Ski Resort near Kelowna, British Columbia, (4.5 hours north of Spokane) December 14-16. Slopeside lodging and lift tickets for two people start at $135 USD per night and you can extend your stay for several days on either end of those …

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