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Mount Spokane hosts Nordic Winterfest activities

From staff and wire reports

WINTERSPORTS – 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.

Spokane Nordic will have certified instructors leading $5 ski lessons every hour from 9:30-12:30 for both classic and skate technique.

Food will be available in the Selkirk Lodge until 1 p.m. and will include pastries from the Rocket Bakery, hot beverages and other snack items.

Both REI and Fitness Fanatics have discounted ski rental packages for skiers enrolling in Winterfest lessons.

An tour of off-the-groomed-trail routes pioneered by club member Art Bookstrom starts at 10 a.m.

The Donut Dash competition will start in the learning area at 1:30 p.m.

Fly fishing activities gearing up indoors

FISHING – The Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming to the Bing Crosby Theater on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m., featuring eight films of action from around the world.

Discounted advance tickets, $14, are available from four area fly shops: Silver Bow, Castaway, Northwest Outfitters and North 40 Outfitters.

Fly tying classes at Silver Bow

FISHING – Two-session Level 1 and Level 2 fly tying classes are being offered this month at Silver Bow Fly Shop in Spokane Valley. Cost for each class is $60

–Ladies Night at Silver Bow is set for Jan. 26, with talks on local winter fly fishing opportunities, winter fishing techniques and a show of Simm’s gear for women. Free.

Get info and sign-up for these events at (509) 924-9998.

Snowshoeing races set near Sandpoint

WINTERSPORTS – The annual Western Pleasure Snowshoe Roundup featuring 5K and 10K races is set for Jan. 28 at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, 1413 Upper Gold Creek Rd., east of Sandpoint.

The races have competitive and recreational divisions on a challenging but scenic course.

A short Buckaroo Race will be held for kids.

Cost for the races is $25. Kids races is free.

The event is sanctioned by the U.S. Snowshoe Association. Register online through Ultra Signup.

Info: (208) 946-1455,

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