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Dubuque: Night skiing is almost too good to be true

For former U.S. national champion freestyle skier Tom “Flyaway” Hathaway, the proximity and affordability of his childhood ski hill in Minnesota, the now defunct Cedar Hills, were a big part of the formula for his athletic success.

Winter wanderings: Enjoy the outdoors with these five kid-friendly activities

For families in search of outdoor activities this winter, the Inland Northwest serves up plenty of cool, fresh air. Many parents with kids have taken to area hiking trails eager to find safe ways to be active outside the home while following pandemic precautions. Here are five additional activities to consider for a family's winter wanderings.

Nordic ski boom in Central Oregon

Due to the pandemic, more and more folks are hitting the cross-country ski trails this winter or trying the sport for the first time.

Even as temperatures plunge, consumers still want to get outdoors

Over the summer, people looking to get out of the house snapped up boats, bicycles and patio furniture, figuring they were safer socializing and being active outdoors than inside. Now that temperatures are dropping, they’re buying snowshoes, skis, boots and winter coats, boosting the beleaguered retail sector.

David Dubuque: Hate winter? Try skiing, snowboarding

What’s your favorite season?It’s inevitable. And you can love it or hate it. But the Inland Northwest gets four distinct seasons. And when you’re checking out at the grocery store, cashiers looking for easy conversation can always count on a shared disapproval of shorter, colder days to quickly reach common ground.

David Dubuque: The Inland Northwest is underrated ski country

It’s easy to forget that Spokane is a mountain town. Surveying the landscape from I-90 gives the impression that we’re living among gently rolling hills. There’s no feeling of being dwarfed by peaks looming overhead that you might get when driving alongside mountain ranges like the Cascades, the Missions, or the Cabinets. But those bumps around us that you see on the horizon through your windshield are much larger than they let on. They just don’t like to brag.

SKI Magazine lauds four Idaho resorts

SKI Magazine gives four Ski Idaho resorts serious props in its November issue – chief among them naming Sun Valley as the top mountain in the 2021 Annual Ski Resort Awards.