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Ski areas winding down; some extending season

Alan Shepherd speeds down the mountain on Telemark skis Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 49 Degrees North near Chewelah.  It's spring break week and skiing is free at the ski area, thanks to sponsorship by Toyota.   JESSE TINSLEY The Spokesman-Review (Jesse Spokesman-revi / The Spokesman-Review)
Alan Shepherd speeds down the mountain on Telemark skis Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 49 Degrees North near Chewelah. It's spring break week and skiing is free at the ski area, thanks to sponsorship by Toyota. JESSE TINSLEY The Spokesman-Review (Jesse Spokesman-revi / The Spokesman-Review)

WINTER SPORTS — Good spring skiing is in the forecast for skiers and snowboarders as Inland Northwest resorts post various schedules, events and season extensions.

Schweitzer Mountain Resort  announced today the extension of the ski season through April 14, noting the snowpack remains excellent. The annual Tropical Daze celebration is this weekend (April 6-7).

49 Degrees North has announced free lift tickets for skiers and snowboarders for the rest of the week before the resort shuts down for the season after Sunday (April 7).

Silver Mountain will be open Thursday-Sunday this week, with the end of the regular season festival and Splashdown Rail Jam this weekend. Thereafter, lifts will reopen for “Silver Saturdays” through April.

Lookout Pass  is open Thursday through Sunday this week. The annual Slush Cup is set for  Saturday (April 6). Next week the plan is to be open only on April 13 for the last day of the season.

Mt. Spokane is open for spring break, closing for the season on Sunday (April 7).

Stevens Pass  is open this week through Sunday, then reopening April 8-14 to close the season.




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