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Thursday, February 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 4:32 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: County asked to chip in to complete road to Mount Spokane

Civic leaders asked the Spokane County commissioners for $3,500 to complete the road to Mt. Spokane.


Junior national qualifying Nordic race at Mount Spokane this weekend

The Spokane Nordic Ski Association is hosting a Junior National Qualifier race Saturday and Sunday at Mount Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

Two teenagers take home top honors at 39th Spokane Langlauf cross-country ski race

It’s not often that newbies and top athletes share the same course. Except that’s par for the course at the Spokane Langlauf cross-country ski race.


Mount Spokane opening later

Feel free to hit your snooze button.


Check out this time-lapse video of a sparkling Mount Spokane

Missing the freedom of a three-day weekend? Or, perhaps you’re feeling oppressed by the heavy cloud cover and impending snow storm.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Skijoring bring pets to Mount Spokane for Winterfest

Beginners and experienced skiers headed to Mount Spokane on Sunday to try cross-country skiing and skijoring, where up to two dogs can pull their owner down a trail.


Free presentation to focus on history of area skiing Jan. 17

The author of a book uncovering Spokane’s rich skiing history will give a free presentation Jan. 17 starting at 7 p.m.


Get ready for winter, Sno-Park permits go on sale today

Sno-Park permits go on sale today. The permits are required to park in designated parking lots with access for cross-country skiing, skijoring, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, tubing and other winter …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

First snow on Mount Spokane, 2 inches at Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Mount Spokane got a dusting of snow overnight.


Nordic association will prepare trails Saturday

With winter just around the corner, the Spokane Nordic Ski Association has started trail preparation on Mount Spokane.


Lands Council plans Mount Spokane hike

The Lands Council will lead a hike up Mount Spokane on Saturday to examine the work being done as part of the Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park expansion. The …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Sheriff’s office deploys helicopter to save lost hiker on Mount Spokane

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies rescued a hiker who spent Monday night lost in the woods on Mount Spokane.


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

First time on snow: high school immigrant and refugee students head to Mount Spokane

Michelle Townshend teaches immigrant and refugee students at Mount Spokane high school. On March 15, her class ventured into the woods to go snowshoeing as part of the Lands Councils …


Nordic ski grooming on Mount Spokane ends for season, Discover Pass now required

Grooming ended at Mount Spokane’s Cross Country ski park, Saturday.


Bill Jennings: There are many ways to describe perfect snow, but beware of calling it bubbly

Legend has it that Eskimos have anywhere from 50 to 400 words for “snow.” A linguist will tell you this isn’t exactly true. But it makes sense that arctic peoples …


Groups may reserve Mt. Spokane’s Vista House starting Feb. 21

Groups will be able to reserve the Vista House, on the peak of Mount Spokane, starting February 21.


Mount Spokane expansion transitioning from fantasy to reality

It’s 2019 and we’re skiing Chair 6 at


Bill Jennings: Mount Spokane Ski Patrol enters 80th season keeping an eye on the area

No one walks to the lifts from the parking lot thinking it could happen to them.


Bill Jennings: Mount Spokane ski area expansion adding 279 acres of terrain

In recent years every ski area within a two-hour drive from Spokane has expanded terrain, added lifts, cut new runs or built new facilities. Most mountains have since shifted their …


Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol banks on Ski Swap

The promise of new downhill skiing terrain at Mount Spokane means more area to patrol, which means more patrollers will be needed, which means more money must be raised. “We’re …


New buildings, tubing hill planned for Mount Spokane

The construction is part of a $700,000 project that will include a tubing hill, observation building and ski hut, said Brad McQuarrie, general manager at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard …


New buildings, tubing hill planned for Mount Spokane

The construction is part of a $700,000 project that will include a tubing hill, observation building and ski hut, said Brad McQuarrie, general manager at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard …


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Washington Supreme Court grants injunction blocking controversial logging on Mount Spokane

The order handed down Friday follows two legal rulings upholding a decision allowing the 800-acre expansion of ski runs. Logging could have begun as early as Aug. 1, the same …


Handy man on Mount Spokane: Can-do state park manager Steve Christensen retiring

For 17 years, Mount Spokane State Park has been blessed, according to numerous testimonials, with a manager who’s handled user issues and conflicts as deftly as he’s dealt with power …


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017

Gray wolves getting comfortable with Mount Spokane

For the second consecutive year, a Spokane man’s motion-activated trail camera has captured an image of what appears to be a gray wolf in Mount Spokane State Park. Wolves are …


100 years ago in Spokane: Democratic Party chairman gets death threat after criticizing congressman who opposed war declaration

The Spokane County Democratic Party chairman received a death threat by mail after he criticized U.S. Representative C.C Dill.


Mount Spokane: Backyard playground for Spokane families

Mount Spokane is not a world-class peak, a 14er or one of the Seven Summits. It’s not even the highest mountain in Eastern Washington. But it serves a monumental role …


Bill Jennings: Long-term planning for area ski resorts take time and effort

Skiers and riders have enjoyed exploring lots of new terrain over the past several years. More could be on the way in a few more years. We’re having a lot …


Spokane teen, Sandpoint Olympian are Langlauf cross-country ski race winners

A Spokane teen and an Olympian who lives in Sandpoint won the men’s and women’s divisions in the 2017 Spokane Langlauf 10-kilometer cross country ski race Sunday at Mount Spokane …


Outpeople: Alice Busch guides special needs students on the slopes

If you frequent Mount Spokane’s Ski and Snowboard Park during the winter ski season, it’s hard not to notice the folks in the lime green jackets. They’re the people you …