Pre-Season Parties, Films, & Events


For lots of of us, our beloved winter sports kick off months in advance of the initially chairlift ride or skin track climb. All about the Inland Northwest, there are extra parties, swaps, ski flicks, and traditions than ever to get our minds, bodies, and gear prepared for the coming snowy season.

Glen Plake will be one particular of the athletes in Warren Miller’s 70th film, “Timeless”// Mustang: Photo of Glen Plake by SkyScope

Oct. 23-Nov. 9: Warren Miller’s “Timeless” Comes to North Idaho

Catch Warren Miller’s newest ski and snowboard film at numerous North Idaho areas this year: Moscow, Oct. 23 Coeur d’Alene, Oct. 25 Wallace, Oct. 26 and Sandpoint, Nov. 9.

October 24: “Winterland”—A Film by Teton Gravity Analysis

Winterland is a celebration of ski and snowboard culture. The technologies and style of the sports could possibly evolve, but the rush, excitement, and pure entertaining stay eternal, bonding previous, present, and future riders. 7:30 p.m. at Spokane’s Bing Crosby Theater. 

October 27: PowderFest at Spokane REI

Celebrate winter recreation and “pray for snow” at the 2019 PowderFest. This is a cost-free, family members-friendly occasion at the Spokane REI retailer amongst 12-four p.m. to support you get stoked for winter. Roast twinkies, watch ski motion pictures, climb the REI pinnacle wall, make a snowman, and extra. 

Verify out a neighborhood ski swap to get prepped for the season!

November two: Warren Miller’s “Timeless”

Considerably of the globe has changed considering the fact that Warren Miller began creating ski films 70 years ago, but the passion of skiers and riders across the globe remains significantly the exact same. This year’s film “Timeless” embodies the enduring spirit of winter and provides respect to the previous seven decades of ski cinematography though searching toward the future. Celebrate the timeless tradition with two showings at Spokane’s Bing Crosby Theater, six and 9 p.m. Get your tickets early at Spokane Alpine Haus.

November two: 49 Degrees North Job Fair

Function exactly where you ski or snowboard this season or for the duration of the holidays. Verify on the internet for extra information.

October 26-27: Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap 

The greatest swap about, with more than 22,000 new and made use of ski and snowboard gear things for sale, which includes backcountry and Nordic gear and children gear. All proceeds advantage the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol. Friday drop-off of gear to sell, three-eight p.m. swap sale runs 9-five Saturday and 9-noon Sunday at the Spokane Fair &amp Expo Center (admission $five, children 12 and beneath are cost-free). 

November two: Mt. Spokane Ski &amp Snowboard Park Job Fair

Fill out the on the internet application to hopefully discover your winter job functioning on the mountain with a cost-free season pass and other perks. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Major Lodge. 

The Snowlander Expo &amp Inlander Winter Celebration will take spot Nov 15-16.

November two-three: Winter Ski Swap

North Idaho’s greatest ski and snowboard gear swap at Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene. Register your gear to sell Friday or shop beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

November 7: University of Idaho Outside Gear Sale &amp Swap

This 45th annual sale place on by the Outside System and UI Vandal Ski Group options all kinds of made use of winter and summer season outside gear. Admission is cost-free and a table to sell gear is $five. six p.m. at the UI Student Recreation Center’s MAC court in Moscow. Information: 208-885-6810.

November 7 &amp 10: Ski &amp Snowboard Waxing Workshops at Spokane REI

Understand how to wax your skis or snowboard and get extra glide this winter. Bring your personal skis/board and leave with a freshly waxed base. You should sign up in advance ($35 for REI members, otherwise $55).

November 13: Cross-Nation Skiing Fundamentals Class at Spokane REI

Understand all about Nordic skiing, which includes the variations amongst backcountry, telemark, and touring ski types, as effectively as appropriate gear (cost-free).

Pray for Snow!

November 14: sixth Annual Pray for Snow Celebration at Perry Street Brewing

Beer specials, prizes for the ideal retro ski attire, raffle drawings, giveaways and swag, and a higher-power crowd stoked to celebrate yet another winter collectively. A advantage for T.E.A.M. Grant in Spokane’s South Perry Neighborhood. 

November 15-16: Snowlander Expo &amp Inlander Winter Celebration

Winter sports and regional resort exhibitors, reside music, Powder Keg brew festival, giveaways, and ski and snowboard gear sale. 

November 9: SARS (Schweitzer Alpine Racing College) Ski Swap 

Sandpoint’s neighborhood swap benefitting the SARS’s ski racing and freeride applications at Bonner County Fairgrounds.

Downtown Nelson, BC

November 21-December 1: Winter Kickoff Festival in Nelson, B.C.

Many events, films, and travel specials in Nelson and nearby communities kick off the winter season Kootenay style. The Kickoff Carnival Nov. 29 from four-9 p.m. in downtown Nelson consists of meals, music, art, performances, kids’ activities and extra.


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