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Mount Spokane ski area expansion options released

Brad McQuarrie, right, manager of Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, watches skiers pass him on the slope just above the main lodge on Friday, March 11, 2011.  The area above the lodge is a bottleneck on busy weekend days, funneling beginners and more advanced skiers into tight quarters, which is one reason the ski area would like to open the Northwest face of the mountain in a proposed expansion. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Brad McQuarrie, right, manager of Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, watches skiers pass him on the slope just above the main lodge on Friday, March 11, 2011. The area above the lodge is a bottleneck on busy weekend days, funneling beginners and more advanced skiers into tight quarters, which is one reason the ski area would like to open the Northwest face of the mountain in a proposed expansion. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

STATE PARKS -- The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has released two proposals regarding the expansion of Mount Spokane State Park. Public comments on the proposals will be accepted through Sept. 15.

The proposals are combined under one draft environmental impact statement, which considers the potential impacts of:

  • The expansion of the Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, with the addition of one ski lift and seven associated ski trails within an approximately 279-acre area.
  •  A formal land classification and reclassification of a portion of the state park known as the Potential Alpine Ski Expansion Area (PASEA).

See details about the proposals, the draft environmental impact statement documents, and a link to provide comments at this website

Comment by email and enter “Mt Spokane PASEA” in the “Planning Project” box.

Info: Randy Kline at randy.kline@parks.wa.gov or 360-902-8632.




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