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Ski Report: Snow conditions at Mount Spokane ‘great to epic’

WINTERSPORTS -- When I woke and saw the fresh snow in town I knew I had only a few hours before receiving an email with photos of the epic skiing conditions somewhere in the mountains.

Galen Chamberlain came through, not only with photos of the crowd of six vehicles in the lot at the Mount Spokane cross-country ski trails, but also with smack:

"Nearly a foot of new powder snow all groomed perfectly," he said. "It's really tough to be retired on a day like this.  After skiing for a long time, I ran into two other people. It was getting crowded, so I left."

Snow depth at Quartz Mountain was 64 inches.

The last grooming of the season on the Mount Spokane ski trails will be done on Wednesday night-Thursday morning. 

On Friday, April 1, the Mount Spokane State Park transitions from requiring a Washington Sno-Park Permit  to requiring the state Discover Pass in vehicles parked at Selkirk Lodge and other trailheads.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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