WINTER SPORTS — Free-heel skiers and snowshoers have plenty of events to sample in the next two weeks. Among them:
Snowshoeing activites organized by Spokane Parks and Recreation include:
Idaho Ski-Snowshoe Free Day, Jan. 7, at 18 Park N’Ski area across the state. Skiing and snowshoeing lessons at Farragut and Priest Lake state parks.
Winterfest at 49 Degrees North, Jan. 7-8.
Features more than a dozen activities, seminars and events. EPIC Hill Climb kicks it off on Jan. 7 followed by telemark and cross-country gear demos, free lessons, gate racing,avalanche seminars and evening nordic ski and snowshoe tours.
Jan. 8 includes a nordic ski race and paintball biathlon, plus tours.
Ferry County Rail Trail Ski Day, Jan. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. based at trailhead north of Curlew.
Groomed trails as conditions allow, free ski lessons, gear and refreshments.