All the snow is making us want to hit the slopes at our Spokane ski resorts! You might have a favorite mountain that you love to go to, but there are 7 ski resorts that are within 172 miles of Spokane! All are great ski resorts but they offer more than just a day on the mountain. Most have spas, water parks, and other great things to do while your there to make a weekend out of it! Check out the info we got from the ski resort sites and let us know how your time was!
Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park
29500 N Mt Spokane Dr, Mead WA 99021
“Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park operates within Mt. Spokane State Park, the largest of Washington’s State Parks at 13,919 acres. In addition to alpine winter recreation, the Park offers year-round recreation including Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, camping, horseback riding, biking and hiking trails, berry picking, sightseeing, and more.
Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, founded in 1998 by an all-volunteer board of directors, who offer guidance to our professional management staff. The organization exists to provide a family-friendly ski area where customer service is a priority in part by returning all profits to the recreation area.” (mtspokane.com)
Silver Mountain Ski Resort
“Plan your next Idaho vacation at Silver Mountain Resort! Our year-round resort is conveniently located in Kellogg, Idaho just off I-90, 70 miles east of Spokane and 30 miles east of Coeur d’Alene. Home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the Northwest, Galena Ridge Golf Course and Silver Rapids, Idaho’s largest indoor waterpark. At Silver, the family fun never ends whether you enjoy snow tubing, skiing or snowboarding during the winter months or golfing, mountain biking, hiking, gondola rides or a variety of family activities during the summer. Make Morning Star Lodge the base-camp for your next family adventure.” (silvermt.com)
Lookout Pass Ski Resort
“Welcome to Lookout Pass, home of the best snow, the easiest access and the most affordable prices. It’s no wonder Lookout Pass was voted the most family-friendly mountain resort in the Pacific Northwest by visitors to OnTheSnow.com. We’re also the home of the Lookout Pass Famous Free Ski School for kids. But what skiers and riders love most about Lookout is an average of more than 400 inches of light, dry powder snow annually.” (skilookout.com)
49 Degrees North Ski Resort
” 49° North Mountain Resort has long maintained a place in Northwest skiing lore. The use of Chewelah Peak as a winter playground began in 1935, when the Forest Service issued a permit for the development of a site approximately two miles west of the present site of today’s lodge. The completion of Cy’s Hut in 1936 and a rope tow in 1939 firmly established winter recreation on Chewelah Peak.
After the completion of the two story Chewelah Mountain Lodge in 1950 and installation of a double chairlift in 1951, the area experienced a dramatic increase in the volume of recreational users and tourists. By 1968, however, the area was forced to close due to the obsolescence of the chairlift and a lack of revenue created by the gradual decline of the condition of the facilities.
On May 6, 1970, the Chewelah Basin Ski Corporation was formed and submitted a bid to develop and operate a ski resort in a basin approximately two miles east of the old area. Development commenced in late 1970 and continued during the summers of 1971 and 1972. Construction of three lifts, runs, and a day lodge was completed and the area first opened for public use in late 1972. In 1976, the U.S. Forest Service approved a master plan allowing for continued upgrading and expansion within the existing Special Use Permit. A fourth lift was added in 1980 and new runs to support the lift continued to attract a number of visitors. In June of 1996, the Chewelah Basin Ski Corporation was sold and 100% of the stock was transferred to the Eminger Family.
49° North embarked on its largest expansion in 2006 with the development of the Sunrise Basin area. 500 acres of terrain and 20 new runs were created in the project area, with a quad chairlift added during the summer of 2006. The first concrete footings were poured in early August of that year, and the new chair passed its load test on December 1. The entire operation went online on December 8, 2006.
In July of 2009, 49° North began a major resort improvement project on Angel Peak, located northwest of the summit of Chewelah Mountain. 60 acres of the Angel Peak project area were transformed into seven new, wide-open runs, and 170 acres were selectively thinned to create more of the legendary gladed terrain that the resort is known for. The Angel Peak project was completed in August of 2009.
In Febuary 2012, 49° North began the building of the Angel Peak Chair Lift. The dual person lift was built during the summer and started at the base of the mountain and was built to run up to Angel Peak Summit. Angel Peak Chair Lift was completed in October 2012. ” (ski49n.com)
Schweitzer Ski Resort
“Schweitzer Mountain Resort is a year-round, family friendly destination located in the Idaho Panhandle, 85 miles from Spokane, WA and 66 miles south of the Canadian border into British Columbia. The resort boasts 2900 acres of varied terrain for skiing and snowboarding as well as 32 kilometers of Nordic trails for cross-country, snowshoeing and snowbiking during the winter season. Other activities for non-skiers like an on-site spa, dining, and shopping are all located in the intimate village.
In summer, the resort offers a variety of activities for families including hiking, mountain biking, a zip line, climbing wall, Monkey Jumper, and scenic chairlift rides. Schweitzer offers year-round accommodation on the mountain with lodging options from classic hotel style rooms to full ski-in/ski-out condominiums.
A visit to Schweitzer is one the whole family will remember and want to repeat!” (schweitzer.com)
Bluewood Ski Resort
“Bluewood is easily one of Washington’s best-kept secrets!
Perched high atop the Blue Mountains, just 54 miles northeast of Walla Walla in southeast Washington, our ski area occupies the second-highest base elevation in the state. With a base elevation of (4,450 feet), Bluewood has a reputation of possibly having the best snow in the state as well as memorable tree skiing. For those that are unfamiliar with this zone; the Blue Mountains rise out of a high-desert region, which provides clear skies and cold, smoke powder which brings an average annual snowfall of over 300 inches.
The mountain offers nearly 400 skiable acres of lift-served terrain for every ability level and interest. With 24 trails, three terrain parks, amazing tree skiing areas, snow-cat accessible terrain, we have something for everyone at Bluewood. If you are searching for no lift lines, world-class grooming, no hustle & bustle, and arguably some of the most dry “smoke” powder in the entire region, head to Bluewood. The GOOD TIMES await, so don’t delay. Come check us out today.
We are an affordable, family-friendly ski area that really is… closer than you think!
Ski Bluewood ~ See you on the mountain!” (www.bluewood.com)
Bald Mountain Ski Resort
“Bald Mountain Ski Area is located amongst the vast Clearwater Mountains along the Gold Rush Historic Byway in North Central Idaho.
The Clearwater Ski Club offers your whole family affordable, winter fun on land leased from Potlatch Corporation. Since establishment in 1959, this “close to you” ski hill offers terrain for every level of skier and snowboarder. Check out our links to learn more about our small, but action-packed facility.
To fully enjoy all that our area has to offer, check out the Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce website for lodging packages and local information.” (www.skibaldmountain.com)