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$28 Mondays & Tuesdays, All February! @ Mt. Spokane

February means big fun and great skiing. All through February, we are offering $28 lift tickets …

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Ski Area COVID operation plans for 2020-21 season

Ski Area COVID operation plans for 2020-21 season: *Below are links to the ski areas and …

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What’s New for the 2020-21 Season

Ski the NW Rockies is a non-profit trade association representing the Inland Northwest snow sports industry, …

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Rocky mountain range from a distance.
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Ski Well, Stay Well can help us get back to the slopes!

Ski the NW Rockies supports a thoughtful return to outdoor winter recreation. An advisory group of …

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GEARING UP ON A BUDGET.
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GEARING UP ON A BUDGET

If you’re like my family, once you learned that regional ski swaps were canceled because of …

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Two young skiiers high-fiving next to a chairlift.
Press Release
Ski NW Rockies Resorts Love 5th Graders!

2020-21 SEASON PASSPORTS WILL BE AVAILABLE LATE OCTOBER! Submit your application with the one-time $20 processing fee. …

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Kim Carpenter with her family of skiers. // Photo courtesy Kim Carpenter
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PASSHOLDER PROFILES: 49 DEGREES NORTH & LOOKOUT PASS

For Chuck Kriegh of Cheney, 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort has long been his home away …

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It’s Time To Make Plans to: RIDE THE HIAWATHA
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It’s Time To Make Plans to: RIDE THE HIAWATHA

ROUTE OF THE HIAWATHA OPENS MAY 24-25-26 – PRESS RELEASE The Route of the Hiawatha – …

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SKI LESSONS FOR GRANDMA
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SKI LESSONS FOR GRANDMA

By Tabitha Gregory I am learning to downhill ski in my sixth decade of life. Over …

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Man skiing past frozen trees on the mountain.
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Press Release: Tree Well Safety

Tree Well Safety These series of storms with cold dry snow creates some amazing skiing and …

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Dana, Kim, Craig, and Mike at Mt. Spokane, 1988, on Swede’s Folly run. // Photo courtesy of Kim Lukes
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ALL THE SEASON PASSES: SKI FAMILY PROFILE

Not one, not two, but three season ski passes belong to Kim Lukes, 64, which is …

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Family of skiers walking up to the summit lodge at Mount Spokane.
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WINTER MOUNTAIN SEASON PASSHOLDER PROFILES

There are ski families, and then there are Ski Families. And one of the most hardcore ones in …

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4 TIPS TO KEEP KIDS HAPPY ON THE SLOPES

A few years ago I knew next to nothing about skiing with kids. But after three …

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Mt Spokane History 1st Double
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History – Mt. Spokane Double Chair

The Riblet Aerial Tramway Company of Spokane, long-established as a provider of trams for mining operations, …

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History – Mt. Spokane CCC

In 1939, with a federal grant of $58,000, work began on the Mount Spokane Lodge, which …

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Two young female skiiers smiling.
Press Release
Tips for Dressing Smart, Saving Money, Winter Driving and More

Cold temperatures blanketing much of the country may intimidate some but it is a new year’s …

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The Next American Ski Towns

Traditional ski towns are no longer affordable options for most skiers—these satellite ski communities are the …

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49 Degrees North – 75 years at 49 Degrees North
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49 Degrees North – 75 years at 49 Degrees North
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Mt Spokane History Final
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The history of Mt. Spokane
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