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Backcountry Film Festival - Year 11

Winter approaches and, along with it, a local event, now in its 11th year, that helps local skiers and snowshoers get primed for the months ahead -- the Backcountry Film Fest. The Backcountry Film Festival receives submissions from filmmakers all over the world and highlights the best of the backcountry experience.

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Ski Deals for the 2013-14 Season


Most ski areas around the region offer the best deals early in the season. How early? Here's what local penny pinchers will want to know about when to buy-in.
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A New Quiet on The Western Front

In early April, big news went down regarding snowmobile use on Forest Service lands. A federal court stated the Forest Service needs to manage snowmobile use on its lands. The case was decided in Idaho but may soon improve the outdoor experience for skiiers and snowshoers visiting the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

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Fledging Snowshoers Spread Wings

The emails started flying Friday morning. A week after the end-of-course final trek, the graduates of the Wenatchee Outdoors Snowshoeing Class were eager to put new knowledge to the test. Destination: Peak 6,056 beyond Clara Lake.


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Snowshoeing Navigation

The final class in the WenatcheeOutdoors snowshoeing course, sponsored by the city and Subaru, focused on backcountry navigation. These notes from the class discuss navigational tools (maps, compass, GPS) and tips for effectively using them.
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Avalanche ABCs for Snowshoers

For the third installment of our Snowshoeing course, Tom Janisch presented on avalanche awareness. These notes from the class give avalanche statistics, avalanche mechanics, evaluating hazards, slide warning signs, and field tests for snow stability. Thanks to Subaru, and the City Wenatchee for helping sponsor these classes.

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Echo Ridge Trails

Conditions are now excellent for Nordic skiing at Echo Ridge with new snow piling up, and grooming slated for the next few days. Best of all, adult tickets are only $10 per day and children under 18 ski for free.

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Backcountry Film Festival

Repost: This article was run a month ago, but it's back on top of the queue as a reminder that the Backcountry Film Fest is coming up this Thursday. Enjoy the cream of this winter's film crop and the region's best raffle of outdoor gear.


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Skiing Silver Star Mountain

Star Mountain (near Mazama on the east slopes of Washington Pass) harbors northeasterly facing glaciers and snowfields that can offer fine skiing. In spring, when Highway 20 is plowed to the gate at Silver Star Creek gate, there is reasonable access.

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Skiing Chelan Butte

 

 The Chelan Butte is not always easy to ski nor always worthy of skiing, but Coron Polley tells of a recent Saturday where he enjoyed a fantastic afternoon full of panoramic views, good exercise, and nice powder...all within a few minutes of his home in Chelan.