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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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Backcountry Film Festival coming to Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

The annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival is coming to Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, sponsored by several local outdoor groups. All or portions of 10 films tapped by the …


Live large this winter

Although winter weather arrived early this year, the season officially begins on Saturday. So what are you going to do about it? You could join the masses that cower inside …


Out & About: Permit rules change at Mount Spokane State Park

OUTGOING – Transitions are underway for nordic skiers and snowshoers at Mount Spokane State Park. Grooming is set to begin this week on the nordic trails as snow allows and …


Seasons transition at Mount Spokane; summit road closing

Mount Spokane State Park rangers and volunteers are busy as the fall colors begin to show in the foliage and a hint of the coming winter season is in the …


In brief: M’s turn back time, beat Padres

Baseball: Raul Ibanez hit a three-run homer off former teammate Freddy Garcia to spark a five-run first-inning and lead the Seattle Mariners to an 8-3 win over the San Diego …


Nordic ski trails sprout near Sandpoint

Cross-country skiers donating time, energy and their own grooming equipment are inspiring Sandpoint – a town of alpine skiing tradition – to get active on skinny skis. “It’s a classic …


Christensen wears multiple hats in shadow of Mount Spokane

Next Sunday, hundreds of nordic skiers and spectators will converge on Mount Spokane State Park for the 35th annual Langlauf 10k Cross Country Ski Race – a highlight of the …


Cross-country getaway for nordic skiers

Chris and Mandy Axelson are sharing their nordic dream along the Continental Divide with anyone who gets an urge to ski while traveling Interstate 90 through Montana. The two former …


Nordic scene shines at Mount Spokane

The expanded cross-country trail system at Mount Spokane State Park is growing up to be one of the region’s top nordic venues. With an $80-a-season vehicle Sno-Park Pass, a car-load …


Nordic skiing destinations

Top cross-country skiing destinations within a day’s drive of Spokane include: BRITISH COLUMBIA


Inland Northwest 2012-2013 nordic skiing events listed

WINTER SPORTS — Nordic skiers have plenty of options for special events or competition in the Inland Northwest. The 35th annual Langlauf 10-kilmeter classic citizens race, set for Feb. 10 …


Snowfall a boon for Upper Midwest outdoors fans

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After enduring last year’s snowless winter, skiers and snowmobilers may have despaired of ever seeing a decent snowfall again. But fans of the wintry outdoors got their …


Snowfall boon for Upper Midwest outdoors fans

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After enduring last year’s snowless winter, skiers and snowmobilers may have despaired of ever seeing a decent snowfall again. But fans of the wintry outdoors got their …


New groomer gears up to tackle Mount Spokane’s nordic trail system

Big, broad, sweeping changes are in store for cross-country skiers heading to Mount Spokane State Park this season. Existing nordic skiing trails have been widened to accommodate a new, more …


Out & About: Snowmobiler leaves mark on Iditarod

OUTDOG – Snowmobiler Bob Jones, 72, of Kettle Falls is in Alaska today for the start of the annual Iditarod sled dog race and to bag several personal milestones: • …


Mount Spokane gets $300,000 for new nordic ski trail groomer

Washington’s Winter Recreation Advisory Committee has approved $300,000 to purchase a larger snowcat groomer to maintain the 30 kilometers of nordic trails at Mount Spokane State Park. George Momany, the …


Nordic skiing in Bitterroots is nice combination of hot and cold

POWELL, Idaho — After a day on cross-country skis in the Bitterroot Range along the Idaho-Montana border, the dinner of spaghetti with elk meat was just the thing. We had …


Mount Spokane transitions to winter

Mount Spokane State Park rangers will lock the gate on the road to the mountain’s summit tonight (Oct. 16). The upper road closing marks the beginning of the transition from …


Out & About: Tickets to upcoming Reel Rock Film Festival free

OUTDEAL – Some of the year’s top climbing short films are coming to Spokane in a film tour – Reel Rock VI – Oct. 20, starting at 7 p.m. at …


Sunday Locals: Boyce second-team All-American

Kris Boyce, a senior from Fruitvale, B.C., led three Eastern Washington players recognized when the American College Hockey Association passed out postseason awards. Boyce, a forward who was second on …