Mt Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park

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Little Ripper: Landon McCaffree at Mt. Spokane

Age: 10 Home mountain: Mt. Spokane; dual season passholder at Schweitzer and Mt. Spokane, 2018-2020. Favorite runs at Mt. Spokane: Jump Hill, Big 200, Gates Park, Smuggler’s Notch. Learned to ski at age 2: Parent-taught, no ski school. Loves skiing because: “It’s fun to get out onto the mountain. I like the thrill and adrenaline …

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Ski Racer skiing down hill.

Little Rippers of the Inland NW

Every time I’m on the mountain, witnessing the next generation of skiers and snowboarders tearing it up, I feel hopeful and excited for the future. These kids—thanks to their parents, instructors, and coaches—are daring, brave, and strong, from the bunny hill toddler snowplowing S-turns to the pre-teen blazing down a black diamond. Here are four …

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Photo taken from afar of father and daughter riding the chairlift at Mount Spokane.

Ski Programs for Kids & Families this Winter

Ski Programs for Kids & Families this Winter Local ski mountain staff are stoked for winter and to welcome guests including young skiers and riders and their parents back to the slopes. Sadly, what caused our season to abruptly end last spring has created new challenges this winter. Particularly in the Inland Northwest, where interstate …

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Schweitzer Mountain during snow-storm.

Skiing in the COVID Era

By Amy McCaffree & Derrick Knowles  The COVID-19 pandemic is picking up steam this fall like a deep-winter storm cycle, yet our regional ski and snowboard resorts are feeling positive about being able to provide a safe experience this season. From adding online, limited contact ticket sales to expanded outdoor hangout areas, mask requirements and social distancing for indoor spaces, and group size limits for lessons, …

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Seamless Corduroy

Riding along with a Ski Groomer Snow date: Winter 2019. We have landed on the snowy lunar surface and are preparing our mission to create the perfect seamless corduroy. Excuse the “nerd out,” but I am climbing into Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park’s newest groomer, a PistenBully 400 EV. There are so many joysticks, …

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Owen Cline throwing a method grab at Mt. Spokane's Jingle Rails.

Little Rippers: The Cline Brothers – Local Mt. Spokane Snowboarders

While riding the park or in the powder-filled trees at Mt. Spokane, there are two little rippers to look out for. The Cline brothers, Wyatt, 12, and Owen, 14, are humble, stylish, and ride hard. They rip, stomp, and are extremely passionate about snowboarding. The brothers are sponsored by Capita Snowboards, Union Bindings, Smith Goggles, …

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