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Nordic skiers respond to Mount Spokane Survey

Nordic skiers race to the Junction 5 area of the 10K Langlauf cross-country course at Mount Spokane on Feb. 13, 2011. (Rich Landers)
Nordic skiers race to the Junction 5 area of the 10K Langlauf cross-country course at Mount Spokane on Feb. 13, 2011. (Rich Landers)

NORDIC SKIING — About 160 skiers responded to a survey posted on the Spokane Nordic Ski Education Foundation website last month.

Although the results haven't been fully compiled, club spokesman Brad Thiessen offered these observations of the trends:

What survey takers loved most about skiing at Mount Spokane:

  • The variety and length of the trails
  • Accessibility and proximity to Spokane
  • Friendliness and the sense of community on the hill
  • The beauty of the Mount Spokane trail area

The most common concerns:

  •  Desire for an improved and larger Selkirk Lodge
  • Better and more consistent grooming
  • The Sno-Park fee system
  • Toilets and a rest stop near the back of the trails



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