UPDATED 2:35 p.m. on 1-27-14 -- 49 Degrees postpones opening because of warm weather.
WINTERSPORTS -- Four ski resorts in the Inland Northwest have announced they plan to be running lifts this weekend. Skiing will be on limited terrain until more snow falls; ticket prices are reduced.
- Only Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park has not announced an opening day.
49° North Mountain Resort near Chewelah had planned to open to skiers and snowboarders on Friday, but announced Thursday that warm weather is forcing the opening to be postponed. Check the resort's snow report for possible opening on Saturday.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort near Sandpoint opened last weekend and will resume operations Friday.
Lookout Pass ski area off Interstate 90 on the Idaho-Montana border will open Friday. "We received 7” of new snow overnight, 15” since Saturday," Phil Edholm, Lookout's president, said today. "Our base is currently 14” to 22” and it’s still snowing.
Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg will open Saturday.
Mount Spokane State Park cross-country skiing trails had only about six inches of snow today, reported Jerry Johnson, Park Ranger. With warm temperatures and rain in the forecast he said, "It's likely to be fairly grim up here until the colder temperatures move in on the weekend."