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Step 1: Join; or Renew Your Membership by logging in at top right of page
Step 2:
Register for Youth Rangers

Youth Rangers

Youth Rangers, a program for kids 10-15 years old, is a next step for those who are looking to use their Nordic skiing skills as a base for wider experience in winter survival, ski patrol, ski instruction, and other aspects of Nordic Skiing.

Participants will meet for three-hour Saturday afternoon sessions for 7 weeks. While they will spend a portion of their time enriching their skiing skills, the majority of the program is focused on rescue and aid techniques and back-country survival skills under the guidance of back-country experts, ski patrol, survival specialists, and other experienced outdoor adventure enthusiasts. They will also learn basics of ski instruction, which may include assisting with up to 3 Nordic Kids lessons.

Participants will receive an equipment pack with winter survival and exploration tools to keep for future outdoor adventure.

The intent of this year’s sessions are to provide the Rangers a foundation of skills on which to build and carry over to all of their adventures to come, be it skiing, hiking, biking,… whatever!

Location: Mt. Spokane Cross-Country Ski Park

Cost: $125 per Ranger. Family must have Spokane Nordic membership.

Dates: Saturdays Jan 2, Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 20, plus assisting with Nordic Kids Olympics Feb 27

Time: 12:30 a.m. - 3:30

Class limit: Ten kids

Registration Deadline: Dec 29 or once class is full.


Sessions (subject to change)

  • Back-country skiing

  • Introduction to State Park Rangers

  • Alpine Safety / Survival Skills

  • Introduction to Ski Patrol

  • Skate Skiing

  • Orienteering

  • Ski Instructing

If you have any questions about Youth Rangers, please email Ryan Schulte at res201453@gmail.com.

Next Steps

Step 1: Join Spokane Nordic or renew your membership
You must be a Spokane Nordic member to register your child for Nordic Kids. Your membership is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed.
  • if you are not yet a Spokane Nordic member, join now. Then return to this page and move to Step 2 below.
  • if you are a past member but have not renewed for this year yet, renew now by logging into the system in the box at the top-right of the home page.
  • if you are having problems renewing your membership and/or signing up for Nordic Kids, please email todd@spokanenordic.org. We will help resolve the issue on-line or send you a mail-in form.

Step 2: Register for Youth Rangers
When your membership application is complete, return here and register for Youth Rangers.

We have a limit of 10 participants for the program. There is a $30 late registration fee for each family after December 15.

A limited number of Nordic Kids tuition scholarships exist. Please complete the Nordic Kids Scholarship Application and submit by December 18.  Questions may be directed to

Spokane Nordic is committed to creating, developing and delivering programs to foster Nordic skiing
within the greater Spokane Community through efforts of organization, advocacy, and communication.

Spokane Nordic Ski Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

P.O. Box 501, Spokane, WA, 99210

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