Stories tagged: mount spokane state park
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Snow falls off roof of Selkirk Lodge, causing minor injuries
A load of heavy snow slid off the metal roof of Selkirk Lodge and rumbled under a large picnic tent Sunday afternoon, leaving several people with minor injuries.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
Spokane Tribe asks Inslee to stop Mount Spokane ski area expansion
Opponents of expanding downhill skiing at Mount Spokane State Park have appealed to Gov. Jay Inslee to overturn approval for a chairlift and seven runs on the mountain’s northwest face.
Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
Mt. Spokane Ski expansion approved after 5-2 vote
The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission voted Thursday to allow an expansion of downhill skiing at Mount Spokane State Park. Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard plans to build a new …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014, 10:43 a.m.
Landers: 50 years of ski swap
The fastest Inland Northwest skiers and snowboarders who’ve collected the most medals are no match in hero status to the founders and perpetuators of the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol’s annual …
Thu., Sept. 4, 2014
Landers: Mount Spokane ski park plans may be nearing finalization
After 15 years of meetings, proposals, appeals and enough red tape to harness a PistenBully, the latest plans for expanding the downhill ski area at Mount Spokane State Park are …
Thu., Sept. 19, 2013
Mt. Spokane ski area will pursue expansion
Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park is willing to do additional environmental studies in pursuit of a long-running effort to expand the ski hill, General Manager Brad McQuarrie said Wednesday. …
Wed., Sept. 18, 2013
Ski expansion at standstill
A state appeals court has halted a major expansion at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, saying that the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission erred by not requiring a …
Sun., July 14, 2013
Mount Spokane trail plan to accommodate downhill cycling
New efforts to accommodate mountain biking are included in a Mount Spokane State Park revised trails plan recently released for public comment. The plan identifies 76 miles of multi-use trails …
Sun., March 3, 2013
Spokane fat bikers spinning their niche
Balloon-tired fat bikes are breaking trail into new Inland Northwest terrain this winter, including nordic skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling routes. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, which has opened its nordic trails on …
Mon., Feb. 11, 2013
Photo: Bauers in front at Langlauf
Brad Bauer of Seattle, middle, bides his time behind James Rucker of Whitefish, Mont., in the first few minutes of the 35th annnual Spokane Langlauf 10-kilometer cross-country ski race at …
Sun., Feb. 3, 2013
Christensen wears multiple hats in shadow of Mount Spokane
Next Sunday, hundreds of nordic skiers and spectators will converge on Mount Spokane State Park for the 35th annual Langlauf 10k Cross Country Ski Race – a highlight of the …
Sun., Dec. 16, 2012, 6:33 a.m.
Nordic scene shines at Mount Spokane
The expanded cross-country trail system at Mount Spokane State Park is growing up to be one of the region’s top nordic venues. With an $80-a-season vehicle Sno-Park Pass, a car-load …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
New groomer gears up to tackle Mount Spokane’s nordic trail system
Big, broad, sweeping changes are in store for cross-country skiers heading to Mount Spokane State Park this season. Existing nordic skiing trails have been widened to accommodate a new, more …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2012, 7:08 a.m.
Downhill mountain bikers challenge trail planning at Mount Spokane
Mount Spokane State Park staff and volunteers didn’t understand the gravity of the situation during recent years of planning and work to reroute multiuse trails. A niche of mountain bikers …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2012, 7:03 a.m.
Ski area expansion plan in final stage
A decade-old effort to expand the downhill ski area to the “back side” of Mount Spokane is in its final proposal stage, sitting on the desk of the Washington State …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2012
Out & About: Mount Spokane cyclists surveyed
Great family outdoor trips Some local families went on normal summer vacations in 2012. Others went the extra mile.
Wed., May 16, 2012, 12:05 p.m.
Big changes for state parks topic of upcoming meetings
Washington State Parks officials have set meetings in Spokane to discuss potentially sweeping changes in management of facilities at Riverside and Mount Spokane.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2012
Mount Spokane gets $300,000 for new nordic ski trail groomer
Washington’s Winter Recreation Advisory Committee has approved $300,000 to purchase a larger snowcat groomer to maintain the 30 kilometers of nordic trails at Mount Spokane State Park. George Momany, the …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2012, 6:37 a.m.
Ski patrol candidates make steep commitments
Tom Torvik relished the treatment he received for injuries on the ski slopes this winter. “I had broken bones in all locations, abdominal bleeding, concussions – the list goes on …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2011
Parks staffing in flux as shortfall forces cuts
Riverside and Mount Spokane state parks likely will be combined and full-time employees reduced by about 40 percent as Washington State Parks officials scramble to slash the agency’s spending. A …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2011, 4:52 p.m.
Riverside, Mount Spokane parks likely to be combined
Riverside and Mount Spokane state parks likely will be combined and full-time employees reduced by about 40 percent as Washington State Parks officials scramble to slash the agency’s budget.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2011, 11:34 a.m.
Cash-strapped state parks banking on Discover Pass, new approach
The Washington State Parks system, the fourth oldest in the nation, is at a brink of uncertainty in the state’s lingering budget crisis. After 98 years, officials are looking at …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2011, 11:34 a.m.
Out & About: Parking pass requirements confusing at Mount Spokane
OUTPAY – Washington’s new Discover Pass is not a substitute for Sno-Park Permits at Mount Spokane parking areas for snowshoeing, snowmobiling and nordic skiing – a rule that caused considerable …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2011
Mount Spokane transitions to winter
Mount Spokane State Park rangers will lock the gate on the road to the mountain’s summit tonight (Oct. 16). The upper road closing marks the beginning of the transition from …
Sun., July 17, 2011
Wash.’s new Discover Pass slow to be discovered by masses
Despite statewide media reports for the past several months, people are still showing up at Washington state parks with no clue that a Discover Pass has been required for vehicles …
Sat., June 18, 2011
Environmental group sues over ski area expansion
An environmental group is challenging the Washington State Park and Recreation Commission’s decision to reclassify part of Mount Spokane State Park’s undeveloped terrain as suitable for a ski area expansion. …
Fri., June 17, 2011, 2:15 p.m.
Suit filed protesting Mt. Spokane expansion
An environmental group is challenging the Washington State Park and Recreation Commission’s decision to reclassify part of Mount Spokane State Park’s undeveloped terrain as suitable for a ski area expansion.
Fri., May 20, 2011
Mt. Spokane allowed to add runs
Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park will be allowed to expand into pristine terrain on the mountain’s northwest face. The Washington state Parks and Recreation Commission voted 4-0 Thursday to …
Thu., May 19, 2011, 5:33 p.m.
Mt. Spokane gets go-ahead to expand ski terrain
Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park will be allowed to expand into pristine terrain on the mountain’s northwest face. The Washington State Parks and Recreation voted 4-0 Thursday afternoon to …
Sun., Feb. 6, 2011
Shoes let man maintain winter fitness – with broken neck
George Momany is one of those fit, lean, taut-muscled go-fast guys. When George takes a “short” bike ride, it might cover 80 miles of pavement or four hours of mud, …