Opt outside this winter in Spokane with some help from Spokane Parks & Recreation! This year, they’re offering a wide variety of opportunities to snowshoe and cross-country ski. Each tour includes all the equipment you need for a day on the snowy trails and an experienced guide to show you the ropes. Some of the outings include transportation. You can even sign up for romantic moonlight hikes that end with catered dinners. All the tours range between $20-$60. It’s a fun, affordable way to develop a new skill and get some fresh air. It’s only cold if you’re standing still! So, get outside and enjoy winter in Spokane this 2022 season!
Winter 2022 Snowshoeing & Cross Country Skiing in Spokane
Snowshoe Headlamp Hike
January 28 & February 25 & March 18
Watch the glimmer of your headlamp illuminate the snowy trails as we hike through the quiet forest of Mt. Spokane.
Cross Country Ski Lessons
January 3, 7, 10, 13, 16, 17, 21, 24, 31 & February 4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 21, 25, 28 & March 3, 5, 7, 11, 13
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing at Mt. Spokane Selkirk Nordic Area, taught by Spokane Nordic Ski Association and Spokane Parks and Recreation P.S.I.A. certified cross-country ski instructors.
Snowshoe Newman Lake McKenzie Conservation Area
Learn the basics of snowshoeing on this beautiful conservation property along Newman Lake. This is a moderate 2-3 mile hike with an occasional steep hill.
Snowshoe Tour Mt. Spokane
January 2, 8, 17, 29 & February 6, 13, 21 & March 5
Learn the basics of snowshoeing and try this fun winter sport. During the guided hike you will travel on snowshoe trails through the snow-covered trees and hills around Mt. Spokane.
Snowshoe and Mead Tasting
January 9, February 20, March 20
Enjoy a spectacular day of snowshoeing the trails of Mt. Spokane. Great scenery, snow covered trees and hidden cabins will make for a day of memories. After playing in the snow, we will stop for a mead tasting at Hierophant Meadery!
Snowshoe Moonlight Hike
January 14, February 11, March 11
Sponsored by REI. Moonlight on snow is a magical and memorable experience. Quietly you will explore the meadows and woods around Mount Spokane.
Cross Country Ski Lesson 49 Degrees North
January 2, 29 & February 19 & March 5
Learn to cross country ski and tour the trails of 49 Degrees North Nordic Area! You will be taught the basics of cross country skiing by 49 Degrees North certified P.S.I.A ski instructors. Instruction includes basics of equipment, techniques on how to glide on your skis, how to travel uphill and how to stop going downhill.
Snowshoe Bead Lake
This beautiful snowshoe hike takes you around the pristine Bead lake just north of Newport and it offers amazing views of the lake from the trail. While on this hike you will travel through ancient cedar forests, and over some of Bead lake's tributary streams.
Cross Country Ski Trip Geophysical Area near Newport
Sponsored by Mountain Gear It is the clever twists and turns of the groomed trails that turn a rather commonplace stretch of forest into a fun-filled afternoon on the snow. The Geophysical near Newport, WA has an absorbing number of trails that will lure you back again and again.
Snowshoe Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge
Explore this unique snowy habitat filled with wonderous forest creatures like large elk, moose and over 200 kinds of songbirds! This snowshoe tour takes the Mille Butte trail through pine meadows to the top of the butte where you will get spectacular panoramic views.
Snowshoe & Brews Mt. Spokane Tour
January 16 & February 27 & March 19
Join a fun-filled and easy-going snowshoe adventure, as you complete a 2-3 mile trip through the woods of Mt. Spokane. After the snow-filled excursion, your team will head to the Big Barn Brewery where you can kick your feet up and enjoy some of the finest drafts Spokane has to offer!
Cross Country Ski Trip Deer Creek
This little known pass in the Kettle Range is the second highest mountain pass in the state of Washington. This means great skiing, no people and amazing scenery.
Snowshoe Lake Gillette
January 30 & February 19
Sponsored by Mountain Gear We will explore this high mountain lake surrounded by meadows and forested slopes. This great trail will be a true winter memory for you. This guided hike will take you uphill to a scenic overlook that will leave you in awe.