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State Parks board approves expansion of Mt. Spokane ski area

Brad McQuarrie, right, manager of Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, stands at the edge of the patrolled runs at the ski area on Friday, March 11, 2011.  The ski area would like to open the area behind him, which is a semi-open glade, as well as some runs that would need to be cut through some timbered stand in a proposed expansion. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Brad McQuarrie, right, manager of Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, stands at the edge of the patrolled runs at the ski area on Friday, March 11, 2011. The ski area would like to open the area behind him, which is a semi-open glade, as well as some runs that would need to be cut through some timbered stand in a proposed expansion. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

PUBLIC LANDS -- A proposal to expand downhill skiing at Mount Spokane was approved by the Washington Parks Commission today during a meeting in Spokane.

The proposal has been years in the making.

By a 5-2 vote, commissioners approved the designation of the land for skiing, then in a separate vote approved the ski development plan.

See the full story from the meeting by reporter Becky Kramer.

Numerous stories and editorials have followed this proposal over the years.  Some of the most recent samples include:




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