Stories tagged: cross-country skiing
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017, 4:49 P.M.
Canada’s Alex Harvey wins cross-country ski World Cup 15k
Canadian Alex Harvey won a 15-kilometer freestyle race at the cross-country ski World Cup on Saturday. Harvey’s time of 32 minutes, 46.2 seconds made him the first North American man …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 2:30 A.M.
Russia’s Sergei Ustyugov wins cross-country World Cup sprint race
Russian cross-country skier Sergei Ustyugov won a World Cup sprint race on Sunday.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016, 1:22 P.M.
Outpeople: Drumm staffs snow rent district at Mount Spokane Nordic trails
As he has all winter, John Drumm was staffing the
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2016, 2:20 P.M.
Langlauf puts beauty of Nordic skiing on display
For 36 years, the Spokane Langlauf has made a statement about cross-country skiing. Active outdoor winter pursuits get people out of the house, but nothing does it in a more …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016, 2:24 P.M.
Nordic skiing events geared to citizens as well as racers
A flurry of competitive and participatory cross-country skiing events are coming up this month in the Inland Northwest.
SUNDAY, FEB. 22, 2015
Five Spokane skiers qualify for U.S. Ski Association Cross Country Junior Nationals
Five members of the Spokane Nordic Ski Association qualified for the U.S. Ski Association’s Cross Country Junior Nationals March 8-14 in Soda Springs, California, following the culmination of a season-long …
MONDAY, FEB. 9, 2015, 9:10 A.M.
Nordic skiers glide their way over Langlauf course
Cross-country skiers got a taste of spring during an annual winter citizens race at Mount Spokane on Sunday. The 37th annual Spokane Langlauf 10-kilometer event surprised even veteran skiers with …
THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015
In brief: Epic cross-country skiing event at Mount Spokane
The region’s biggest cross-country skiing event of the season – a race or a tour, depending on how you want to ski it – is set for 11 a.m. on …
THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2015, 6:17 A.M.
Skijoring: enjoy winter with man’s best friend
Cross-country skiers are harnessing their dogs’ pent-up winter enthusiasm in a fast-growing sport that’s finding a niche in the Inland Northwest. Skijoring – derived from a Norwegian word that means …
SUNDAY, JAN. 11, 2015, 7:04 A.M.
Methow Suite: Determined young couple runs unique system of remote ski-in cabins
A budding young family from Alaska has relocated in Washington to maintain a system of ski-in and bike-in cabins in the Methow Valley. The remote rustic accommodations are wildly popular, …
SUNDAY, DEC. 28, 2014
Groomed for future
WINTHROP, Wash. – Four years ago, Methow Trails – formerly known as Methow Valley Sports Trails Association (MVSTA) – was bogged down in debt and at risk of drastically curtailing …
SUNDAY, NOV. 30, 2014
Mount Spokane transitions to winter
OUTGOING – The change from Discover Passes to Sno-Park permits is one of the transitions underway at Mount Spokane State Park as snow begins to pile up and road plowing …
THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2014
Landers: Nordic skiing questions deserve well-waxed answers
“I’ve been considering getting back into cross-country skiing, and I have questions,” wrote The Spokesman-Review’s Paul Turner as he focused his column this week on The Slice of life that …
THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2014, 10:43 A.M.
Landers: 50 years of ski swap
The fastest Inland Northwest skiers and snowboarders who’ve collected the most medals are no match in hero status to the founders and perpetuators of the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol’s annual …
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
Reader photo of the week: Perpetually treading snow on Mount Adams
Going to great heights: Tom Rigles treks along the south flank of Mount Adams on June 11. Rigles has been on skis, on snow, at least once a month for …
SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014
Snow huts enhance Mount Rainier adventures
Ending a day in a warm, cozy place to settle is a boon to any outdoor adventure in the snow – bonus points if you don’t have to leave the …
SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
Work of Art: skier Bookstrom reinspires childhood on Mount Spokane
It’s the skinny skier’s version of venturing off-piste at Mount Spokane’s Cross-Country Ski Park. Unannounced by signs, a discrete series of orange diamonds leads into the forest off the groomed …
SUNDAY, JAN. 26, 2014
Out & about: Roskelley keynotes State Park Foundation meeting
OUTHEAR – John Roskelley, a Spokane mountaineer and former county commissioner, will be the keynote speaker at the first annual meeting of the Riverside State Park Foundation, riversidestatepark.org. The public …
SUNDAY, JAN. 26, 2014
Spokane Langlauf laced with nordic tradition
The region’s biggest cross-country skiing event of the season – a race or a tour, depending on how you want to ski it – is set for Feb. 9 at …
SUNDAY, OCT. 13, 2013
Seasons transition at Mount Spokane; summit road closing
Mount Spokane State Park rangers and volunteers are busy as the fall colors begin to show in the foliage and a hint of the coming winter season is in the …
MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2013
Photo: Bauers in front at Langlauf
Brad Bauer of Seattle, middle, bides his time behind James Rucker of Whitefish, Mont., in the first few minutes of the 35th annnual Spokane Langlauf 10-kilometer cross-country ski race at …
SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 2013
Nordic ski trails sprout near Sandpoint
Cross-country skiers donating time, energy and their own grooming equipment are inspiring Sandpoint – a town of alpine skiing tradition – to get active on skinny skis. “It’s a classic …
SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 6:36 A.M.
Cross-country getaway for nordic skiers
Chris and Mandy Axelson are sharing their nordic dream along the Continental Divide with anyone who gets an urge to ski while traveling Interstate 90 through Montana. The two former …
SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 6:33 A.M.
Nordic skiing destinations
Top cross-country skiing destinations within a day’s drive of Spokane include: BRITISH COLUMBIA
SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 6:14 A.M.
Inland Northwest 2012-2013 nordic skiing events listed
WINTER SPORTS — Nordic skiers have plenty of options for special events or competition in the Inland Northwest. The 35th annual Langlauf 10-kilmeter classic citizens race, set for Feb. 10 …
SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2012
New groomer gears up to tackle Mount Spokane’s nordic trail system
Big, broad, sweeping changes are in store for cross-country skiers heading to Mount Spokane State Park this season. Existing nordic skiing trails have been widened to accommodate a new, more …
SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
Out & About: Snowmobiler leaves mark on Iditarod
OUTDOG – Snowmobiler Bob Jones, 72, of Kettle Falls is in Alaska today for the start of the annual Iditarod sled dog race and to bag several personal milestones: • …
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2012
Mount Spokane gets $300,000 for new nordic ski trail groomer
Washington’s Winter Recreation Advisory Committee has approved $300,000 to purchase a larger snowcat groomer to maintain the 30 kilometers of nordic trails at Mount Spokane State Park. George Momany, the …
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2012
Nordic ski racing series starts Saturday
Cross-country skiers can choose from at least seven organized racing events this season. Nordic competitors who don’t want to be one-timers can test their performance over the course of the …
SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010
Nordic sports soar on gold-medal high
Bill Demong’s historic Winter Olympics gold medal stirred a buzz among recreational nordic skiing junkies throughout the country, especially in north-central Washington’s Methow Valley. Demong’s gold was the first for …