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Bill Jennings
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Bill Jennings

Bill Jennings writes a weekly winter skiing column featuring a wide rage of topics from Inland Northwest slopes.


Most Recent Stories

March 29, 2019, 6 a.m.
A friend of mine just returned from a mountain-hopping trip through the Colorado Rockies. He had quite an adventure and the skiing and riding there is of an epic scale. But there’s a catch. The epic mountains attract so much attention from Colorado’s exploding urban population that getting there and back is as stressful as a daily commute.

March 13, 2019, 4:22 p.m.
From my first lesson, I’ve learned that skiing starts with the feet. In a yoga session, your instructor’s first order is to activate your feet. The power you feel from nearly every pose, as well as the energy you feel coursing through your body, comes from the ground up.

March 2, 2019, 6 a.m.
Cris Currie has been president of Friends of Mount Spokane for more than 20 years. He knows the place backward and forward and has channeled that passion into a 247-page book: “Spokane’s History of Skiing: 1913 to 2018.”

Feb. 15, 2019, 6 a.m.
Winter weather can be cruel. An Arctic storm delivered nearly a foot of snow to Mount Spokane last weekend. It arrived riding a wave of bitter cold, high winds and a chill factor of about 30 below on the slopes. But here’s the cruel part: I live to ski powder, but there is only so much suffering I’m willing to endure for it.