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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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A family kayaking.

7 Ways to Teach Kids to Love Public Lands

Personal experience is the best way to teach kids that every American citizen is a landowner thanks to the preservation and conservation of public lands for the greater good. Here are seven ways to get started.  Learn History. Public lands have a rich, in-depth history, and some of it’s ugly—starting with the fact that all U.S. public lands were originally …

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