Start off 2021 from great heights by spending a day on the snowy peaks of Mount Spokane to learn an ideal form of winter recreation: cross-country skiing. The Spokane Nordic Association and Spokane Parks & Rec are teaming up to offer beginner-friendly lessons for ages 13 and up. You’ll first need to sign up via Spokane Parks’ website. Each session has a max of 10 participants, but there are several sessions offered each week throughout January and into February. The class fee includes two hours of instruction from certified instructors, plus gear rental that’s good for the whole day, so you can practice on groomed trails in the park’s nordic area. You’ll also need a Sno-Park permit to visit the mountain, and after signing up, park staff will provide additional info to know before you go.
Sun, Jan. 3 and Mon, Jan. 4 from 10 am-noon; plus more dates • $53 • Mount Spokane State Park Selkirk Lodge and Nordic Area • Details at spokanerec.org
— Chey Scott