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Public Events

Spokane Nordic's events draw the attention of thousands of Inland Northwest residents every year. From kids to seniors, beginners to advanced, and Western WA to Eastern Montana - SNSA has an event that appeals to athletes and outdoor enthusiasts all over the region. You can use the anchor menu to the right to skip directly to the event you're most interested in.

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Mt Spokane Nordic Cup

Spokane's Biggest Ski Race with the Highest Stakes

February 18 & 19, 2023

Every year, 100-200 of the best young skiers in the country gather on Mt Spokane to compete to represent the Pacific Northwest at the Junior National Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska. The event promotes local tourism, community pride, and brand recognition for the businesses that support it.

Elite-level wax and team supplies

Scholarships for team members in need

Travel expenses to race events

Van maintenance & repair

Race fees and permits

Summer camp conditioning and coaching

Where the Money Goes

Non-Monetary Needs

New Team Van

Food and Drinks

Various Swag/Merch

Volunteers (Valued at $15/hour)

The Spokane Race & Transition Teams typically consist of 30-50 kids, ages 7-18 from schools all over the region including:

High school: Lewis & Clark, Mead, North Central, Mt Spokane & Central Valley

Middle school: Sacajawea, Chase, Spokane International Academy, Mountainside & Northwood

Elementary: Wilson, Hutton, Roosevelt & Windsong Montessori

Over 500 parents and spectators typically gather for this event from all over the Inland Northwest.

Who the Event Reaches

Because of the increased exposure and expenses associated with this event, it costs twice as much to sponsor as SNSA's other offerings. However, sponsorship of the Nordic Cup includes sponsorship of SNSA's Race Team. This means your support will be seen all over the Inland Northwest.

 

The race team travels to and competes in Bend, OR, Sun Valley, ID, Winthrop, WA, and the National Championship in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Reasons to Sponsor This Event

SNSA's events are frequently covered by The Spokesman, The Inlander, OutThere Outdoors, and more. We hire a professional photographer/videographer for every event & post about them frequently on social media.

Associated Publicity

This winter activity enables kids of all ages to be active, make new and build friendships, and provide a competitive and supportive positive environment of health and learning. 

 

Throughout the season, the team participated in over 24 practices and 4 Junior National Qualifying races.

Several SNSA team members ranked in the top 10 within the PNSA division. Bridget Burns was ranked #1 in PNSA and top 15 nationally.

Community Benefits

Email info@spokanenordic.org if you'd like to sponsor this event!

 

Winterfest

Dozens of discounted lessons for hundreds of beginners

January 15th, 2023

Every year, 100-200 beginner and intermediate-level skiers gather at the Selkirk Lodge to kick off the upcoming ski season. SNSA provides dozens of lessons for kids and adults, a skijoring clinic, a treasure hunt, and a hot meal.

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Where the Money Goes

Signage

Food & Drinks

Filming Permits

Gifts for Volunteers and Instructors

Prizes for Kids (Treasure Hunt)

Large Prize for Adult (Donut Race)

Food and Drinks

Various Swag/Merch

Volunteers (Valued at $15/hour)

Non-Monetary Needs

Beyond the 150-250 participants, publicity for this event is typically seen by no less than 7,000-8,000 Inland Northwest residents.

Who the Event Reaches

Winterfest is the only day all year that SNSA offers lessons to non-members. This means it's your best opportunity to catch the attention of brand-new skiers every year. 

Reasons to Sponsor This Event

SNSA's events are frequently covered by The Spokesman, The Inlander, OutThere Outdoors, and more. We hire a professional photographer/videographer for every event & post about them frequently on social media.

Associated Publicity

This event introduces new people to Nordic skiing, which for many, cultivates a life-long love of winter sports and the outdoors in general.

The lessons at this event are also discounted to $10, making the sport accessible to families of any income.

Lastly, through humorous competitions and a treasure hunt for kids, this event encourages camaraderie and reinforces hundreds of friendships in the Nordic skiing community.

Community Benefits

Email info@spokanenordic.org if you'd like to sponsor this event!

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Ski-A-Thon

A Virtual Competition with Tons of Prizes

February 1-28, 2023

Since 2020, SNSA has held this virtual fundraiser all February-long. In this event, participants gather donations from their friends and family and compete to ski the furthest distance throughout the month.

All of the money raised by this event goes directly toward SNSA's youth programs. These programs include Nordic Kids, Transition Team, and the SNSA Race Team. These programs service kids between 5 and 18 years old.

Where the Money Goes

Non-Monetary Needs

Any desirable prizes! There are separate divisions for children and adults so a wide variety of donated goods or services could appeal to participants. Anything from gift cards to getaways to excess merchandise - this event is only made possible through non-monetary donations from sponsors.

Our previous Ski-A-Thon's have had 30-40 participants, but each of them reaches out to an average of 10-20 donors. SNSA also advertises this event to another 4,000-5,000  locals.

Who the Event Reaches

If it's easier for your business to donate goods or services, this is the event for you. Donating even a few modest prizes can motivate participants to raise thousands of dollars of donations that are put directly into SNSA's youth programs.

Reasons to Sponsor This Event

Beyond all of the general advertising mentioned above, if the goods you donate include your logo, your brand recognition will spread region-wide when participants wear your gear to school, on the mountain, or anywhere else.

Associated Publicity

This event is a critical fundraiser for SNSA. Without the support of sponsors, the cost of the prizes for participants cuts significantly into the event's earnings.

Community Benefits

Email info@spokanenordic.org if you'd like to sponsor this event!

 
 

The Loppet

A Semi-Competitive, Long-Distance Challenge

March 5th, 2023

Close to 100 participants typically gather from around the Pacific Northwest to compete in this highly-popular ski loppet (20, 30, or 50k). This event is timed and typically concludes with a lunch in the Selkirk lodge.

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Aid station

Signage

Food & Drinks

Filming Permits

Gifts for Volunteers and Instructors

Where the Money Goes

This event typically draws 50-100 amateur skiers, but SNSA promotes the event to roughly 4,000-5,000 Inland Northwest locals.

Who the Event Reaches

Non-Monetary Needs

Prizes for Winners

Food and Drinks

Volunteers (Valued at $15/hour)

This is SNSA's most challenging event. If you want to support the mission of staying active, pushing your limits, and having a passion for outdoor sports - this is the event to attach your brand to. 

Reasons to Sponsor This Event

SNSA's events are frequently covered by The Spokesman, The Inlander, OutThere Outdoors, and more. We hire a professional photographer/videographer for every event & post about them frequently on social media.

Associated Publicity

This winter activity enables kids of all ages to be active, make new and build friendships, and provide a competitive and supportive positive environment of health and learning. Throughout the season, the team participated in over 24 practices and 4 Junior National Qualifying races.

Several SNSA team members ranked in the top 10 within the PNSA division. Bridget Burns was ranked #1 in PNSA and top 15 nationally.

Community Benefits

Email info@spokanenordic.org if you'd like to sponsor this event!

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Barkerbeiner

Skiers Team Up with Their Furry Friends for this Race

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The Barkerbeiner has slowly become the largest skijoring race in the Inland Northwest and is one of only about 10 major skijoring races nationwide. This growing sport pairs dogs and their owners for an exciting day full of high-level competition and fun.

Discounted Equipment Rentals

Signage

Food & Drinks

Filming Permits

Gifts for Volunteers and Instructors

Where the Money Goes

This event typically has 30-50 participants. SNSA also promotes this event to 4,000-5,000 local pet-owners.

Who the Event Reaches

Non-Monetary Needs

Prizes for Winners

Food and Drinks

Dog Treats

Volunteers (Valued at $15/hour)

If your business caters to pet owners, it's hard to beat this event. Sponsors can trust that the participants and spectators at this event are some of the most committed and loving pet-owners in the entire region.

Reasons to Sponsor This Event

SNSA's events are frequently covered by The Spokesman, The Inlander, OutThere Outdoors, and more. We hire a professional photographer/videographer for every event & post about them frequently on social media.

Associated Publicity

This is SNSA's only event that benefits more than one species. The deep bond and trust that is formed between skiers and their dogs during this event can't be overstated.

 

The event also gives the sport of skijoring more regional exposure, which has led to increased interest every year.

Community Benefits

Email info@spokanenordic.org if you'd like to sponsor this event!