November 22, 2009 in Outdoors

Nordic skiers make tracks at Mount Spokane

By The Spokesman-Review

Nordic skiers are making their own tracks in the fresh snow at Mount Spokane today, with a foot of snow accumulated at the Quartz Mountain Sno-Tel site.

The first layer of snow had settled on the cross country trail system last week and volunteers pulled a sled behind a snowmobile to pack most of the trails on Saturday, making a base fo the new snow that fell this morning.

Art Bookstrom of the Spokane Nordic Ski Education Foundation said the groomer won’t be running until at least next week, but that he had pulled the sled to pack the trails out to Junction 5, including Quartz Mountain Trail, on Saturday.

Washington Sno-Park permits are required. The season permits along with the grooming sticker required at Mount Spokane cost $80 this year.

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