Stories tagged: nordic skiing
Sun., June 18, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Handy man on Mount Spokane: Can-do state park manager Steve Christensen retiring
For 17 years, Mount Spokane State Park has been blessed, according to numerous testimonials, with a manager who’s handled user issues and conflicts as deftly as he’s dealt with power …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Spokane native Marshall Greene claims seventh win in Bend’s Pole, Pedal, Paddle
Marshall Greene, a Spokane native, had won the annual Pole Pedal Paddle out of Bend, Oregon, plenty of times before, but never like this. Greene held a slight lead in …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Mount Spokane: Backyard playground for Spokane families
Mount Spokane is not a world-class peak, a 14er or one of the Seven Summits. It’s not even the highest mountain in Eastern Washington. But it serves a monumental role …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 11 a.m.
Outpeople: Brett Ford carving out a niche in cross country
Winning the Langlauf 10K cross country ski race at Mount Spokane on Feb. 12 was a highlight of Brett Ford’s competitive career, but it was not the most important day …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Out and about
Three popular annual events at Mount Spokane State Park for Nordic skiers and snowshoers are coming up in February.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Mount Spokane hosts Nordic Winterfest activities
Cheap Nordic skiing lessons, an off-trail tour and the Donut Dash are featured attractions in the fourth annual Winterfest on Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mount Spokane State Park.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Spokane skier, dogs qualify for world skijoring championships
A Spokane nordic skier and his dogs have qualified for the big-leagues of skijoring.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
In Brief: Nordic ski camp geared to youths
Two youth cross-country skiing camps are being organized for learning skate and classic techniques over the holiday break at Mount Spokane State Park.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 7:39 p.m.
Out & About: Bald eagles numbers rise sharply
The number of bald eagles arriving for the annual congregation at Lake Coeur d’Alene has more than doubled in a week.
Wed., 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
Wed., 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 …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Outpeople: George Bryant nurtures teen skiers in life-long sport
George Bryant was lured into coaching Spokane Nordic’s Junior Racing Team 11 years ago when his two children became interested in competitive cross-country skiing. He’s continued as the team’s head …
Wed., 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.
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
Field reports: Skiers dedicate hut at Palouse Divide
About 50 people, many members of the Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Club, packed up their skis last weekend and met at the Palouse Divide Park-n-Ski area in the St. Joe …
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015, 10:30 a.m.
National Forest, Mount Spokane Park routes clogged with trees
Blowdown trees from the Nov. 17 windstorm are affecting roads and trails throughout the region’s forests as well as Mount Spokane State Park.
Sun., April 12, 2015
User’s guide to Mount Spokane unlocks park’s secrets
The biggest peak in Spokane’s backyard is so familiar, yet so unknown. The number of people informed that it was Mount Baldy before being renamed Mount Spokane in 1912 could …
Sun., March 22, 2015
Locally: Spokane seventh-grader Ben Stone advances to Augusta National
Ben Stone, a seventh-grader at Sacajawea Middle School, is taking his golf game to Augusta National during the Masters. Stone, 13, is one of 10 finalists in the boys 12-13-year-old …
Mon., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Sun., 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, …
Sun., 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 …
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
In brief: Free snowmobile-centered Avalanche Safety Course offered by Idaho Parks and Recreation
A free snowmobile-centered Avalanche Safety Course is being offered from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday in Liberty Lake. Preregistration is required. Contact Blair Geiger, email: Blair. Geiger@idpr.idaho.gov or call (208) 769-1511.
Sun., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., Jan. 19, 2014
Women’s Souper Bowl a chance to revel in winter
An annual event that encourages women to take an enjoyable step into winter is set for Feb. 2. The Women’s Souper Bowl IX – which includes cross-country skiing and snowshoeing …