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Junior national qualifying Nordic race at Mount Spokane this weekend

The Spokane Nordic Ski Association is hosting a Junior National Qualifier race Saturday and Sunday at Mount Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

Two teenagers take home top honors at 39th Spokane Langlauf cross-country ski race

It’s not often that newbies and top athletes share the same course. Except that’s par for the course at the Spokane Langlauf cross-country ski race.


Ski for free in Ferry County this weekend

Cross-country ski for free on the Ferry County Rail Trail on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Best Hand Fun Ski event upcoming

The 28th annual Best Hand Fun Ski and Snowshoe Event is scheduled for Jan. 5 at the 4th of July Pass Recreation area in Idaho. Check-in time is 10:30-11:30 a.m. …


Nordic association will prepare trails Saturday

With winter just around the corner, the Spokane Nordic Ski Association has started trail preparation on Mount Spokane.


Nordic ski grooming on Mount Spokane ends for season, Discover Pass now required

Grooming ended at Mount Spokane’s Cross Country ski park, Saturday.


Pros offer tips, tricks for cross-country skiing in the Spokane area

Last weekend was a good weekend for cross-country skiers in Washington but bad for my leg muscles.


Free Nordic skiing in Methow

Methow Trails is hosting a free Nordic ski day, Friday, January 26.


Best Hand Fun Ski event set for Saturday

WINTERSPORTS – The 27th annual Best Hand Fun Ski and Snowshoe Event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 6. at the 4th of July Pass Recreation area in Idaho. Check-in time …


Methow trails in Winthrop Valley open for cross-country ski season

With good early season conditions 21 miles of nordic ski trails opened in the Methow Valley this week. The groomed trails are available for both skate and classic skiing.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Out and about

Three popular annual events at Mount Spokane State Park for Nordic skiers and snowshoers are coming up in February.


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.


Spokane skier, dogs qualify for world skijoring championships

A Spokane nordic skier and his dogs have qualified for the big-leagues of skijoring.


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.


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.


Outpeople: Drumm staffs snow rent district at Mount Spokane Nordic trails

As he has all winter, John Drumm was staffing the


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …