Opt Outside This Winter With Spokane Parks & Rec

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 season!

Snowshoe Headlamp Hike

January 4 & February 1 & March 1

Watch the glimmer of your headlamp illuminate the snowy trails as we hike through the quiet forest of Mt. Spokane.

Youth Winter Adventure

January 4

Send your child with us over the winter break to learn cross country skiing and snowshoeing! They will learn to ski at Mt Spokane's Selkirk Nordic Area and travel the trails romping around in the snow through the amazing forests .

Cross Country Ski Lessons

January 5, 6, 20 & February 9, 23 & March 3

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

January 5

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 6 & 12

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 Wine Tasting

January 13, February 10, March 10

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 wine tasting at Townshend Winery.

Cross Country Moonlight Ski and Dinner

January 19, February 16

Discover the beauty of moonlight on snow as you peacefully make your way on cross-country skis through the woods. Afterward enjoy a wonderful meal from Greenbluff Fresh Catering Company!

Snowshoe Moonlight Hike and Dinner

January 19, February 16

Travel through the winter landscape of Mount Spokane by the magic of moonlight . After exploring the area you will return to the Selkirk Lodge for wonderful meal from Greenbluff Fresh Catering Company!

Snowshoe Moonlight Hike

January 21 & February 18 & March 17

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 26 & February 3

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

January 27

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

February 2

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 Mt. Spokane Deep Forest Tour

February 2

This is a more advanced snowshoe outing. We will start at the Selkirk Lodge and head straight down the hill to the east through the forest. Basic route finding skills will be reviewed.

Snowshoe Antoine Peak

February 3

This challenging uphill trek finishes with 360-degree views from its 3,373-foot summit, Antoine Peak Conservation Area provides unique recreational opportunities, protects critical habitat for the region’s large mammals, and preserves a critical wildlife corridor that connects the Spokane River Valley with Mount Spokane State Park. This place is a snowshoeing mecca!

Snowshoe Mica Peak Conservation Area

February 9

This is an amazing wilderness-like natural area on the west slopes of Mica Peak. The Spokane County-owned conservation area ranges in elevation from 2,800’ to 4,800’, thereby hosting a variety of plant communities from sub-alpine to open Ponderosa pine forest, to aspen and birch groves that turn gold in the fall.

Cross Country Ski Trip Deer Creek

February 17

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

February 24

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.

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