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Sunday in Spokane: Bear Creek, berries, Beck’s and brewery beer float

Last Sunday in Spokane couldn’t have been more splendid. The leisurely day started with a drive to Mount Spokane State Park, my first time, with two friends. The area reminded …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Snow falls off roof of Selkirk Lodge, causing minor injuries

A load of heavy snow slid off the metal roof of Selkirk Lodge and rumbled under a large picnic tent Sunday afternoon, leaving several people with minor injuries.


Spokane Tribe asks Inslee to stop Mount Spokane ski area expansion

Opponents of expanding downhill skiing at Mount Spokane State Park have appealed to Gov. Jay Inslee to overturn approval for a chairlift and seven runs on the mountain’s northwest face.


Mt. Spokane Ski expansion approved after 5-2 vote

The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission voted Thursday to allow an expansion of downhill skiing at Mount Spokane State Park. Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard plans to build a new …


Landers: 50 years of ski swap

The fastest Inland Northwest skiers and snowboarders who’ve collected the most medals are no match in hero status to the founders and perpetuators of the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol’s annual …


Landers: Mount Spokane ski park plans may be nearing finalization

After 15 years of meetings, proposals, appeals and enough red tape to harness a PistenBully, the latest plans for expanding the downhill ski area at Mount Spokane State Park are …


Mt. Spokane ski area will pursue expansion

Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park is willing to do additional environmental studies in pursuit of a long-running effort to expand the ski hill, General Manager Brad McQuarrie said Wednesday. …


Ski expansion at standstill

A state appeals court has halted a major expansion at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, saying that the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission erred by not requiring a …


Mount Spokane trail plan to accommodate downhill cycling

New efforts to accommodate mountain biking are included in a Mount Spokane State Park revised trails plan recently released for public comment. The plan identifies 76 miles of multi-use trails …


Spokane fat bikers spinning their niche

Balloon-tired fat bikes are breaking trail into new Inland Northwest terrain this winter, including nordic skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling routes. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, which has opened its nordic trails on …


Photo: Bauers in front at Langlauf

Brad Bauer of Seattle, middle, bides his time behind James Rucker of Whitefish, Mont., in the first few minutes of the 35th annnual Spokane Langlauf 10-kilometer cross-country ski race at …


Christensen wears multiple hats in shadow of Mount Spokane

Next Sunday, hundreds of nordic skiers and spectators will converge on Mount Spokane State Park for the 35th annual Langlauf 10k Cross Country Ski Race – a highlight of the …


Nordic scene shines at Mount Spokane

The expanded cross-country trail system at Mount Spokane State Park is growing up to be one of the region’s top nordic venues. With an $80-a-season vehicle Sno-Park Pass, a car-load …


New groomer gears up to tackle Mount Spokane’s nordic trail system

Big, broad, sweeping changes are in store for cross-country skiers heading to Mount Spokane State Park this season. Existing nordic skiing trails have been widened to accommodate a new, more …


Downhill mountain bikers challenge trail planning at Mount Spokane

Mount Spokane State Park staff and volunteers didn’t understand the gravity of the situation during recent years of planning and work to reroute multiuse trails. A niche of mountain bikers …


Ski area expansion plan in final stage

A decade-old effort to expand the downhill ski area to the “back side” of Mount Spokane is in its final proposal stage, sitting on the desk of the Washington State …


Out & About: Mount Spokane cyclists surveyed

Great family outdoor trips Some local families went on normal summer vacations in 2012. Others went the extra mile.


Big changes for state parks topic of upcoming meetings

Washington State Parks officials have set meetings in Spokane to discuss potentially sweeping changes in management of facilities at Riverside and Mount Spokane.


Mount Spokane gets $300,000 for new nordic ski trail groomer

Washington’s Winter Recreation Advisory Committee has approved $300,000 to purchase a larger snowcat groomer to maintain the 30 kilometers of nordic trails at Mount Spokane State Park. George Momany, the …


Ski patrol candidates make steep commitments

Tom Torvik relished the treatment he received for injuries on the ski slopes this winter. “I had broken bones in all locations, abdominal bleeding, concussions – the list goes on …


Parks staffing in flux as shortfall forces cuts

Riverside and Mount Spokane state parks likely will be combined and full-time employees reduced by about 40 percent as Washington State Parks officials scramble to slash the agency’s spending. A …


Riverside, Mount Spokane parks likely to be combined

Riverside and Mount Spokane state parks likely will be combined and full-time employees reduced by about 40 percent as Washington State Parks officials scramble to slash the agency’s budget.


Cash-strapped state parks banking on Discover Pass, new approach

The Washington State Parks system, the fourth oldest in the nation, is at a brink of uncertainty in the state’s lingering budget crisis. After 98 years, officials are looking at …


Out & About: Parking pass requirements confusing at Mount Spokane

OUTPAY – Washington’s new Discover Pass is not a substitute for Sno-Park Permits at Mount Spokane parking areas for snowshoeing, snowmobiling and nordic skiing – a rule that caused considerable …


Mount Spokane transitions to winter

Mount Spokane State Park rangers will lock the gate on the road to the mountain’s summit tonight (Oct. 16). The upper road closing marks the beginning of the transition from …


Wash.’s new Discover Pass slow to be discovered by masses

Despite statewide media reports for the past several months, people are still showing up at Washington state parks with no clue that a Discover Pass has been required for vehicles …


Environmental group sues over ski area expansion

An environmental group is challenging the Washington State Park and Recreation Commission’s decision to reclassify part of Mount Spokane State Park’s undeveloped terrain as suitable for a ski area expansion. …


Suit filed protesting Mt. Spokane expansion

An environmental group is challenging the Washington State Park and Recreation Commission’s decision to reclassify part of Mount Spokane State Park’s undeveloped terrain as suitable for a ski area expansion.


Mt. Spokane allowed to add runs

Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park will be allowed to expand into pristine terrain on the mountain’s northwest face. The Washington state Parks and Recreation Commission voted 4-0 Thursday to …


Mt. Spokane gets go-ahead to expand ski terrain

Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park will be allowed to expand into pristine terrain on the mountain’s northwest face. The Washington State Parks and Recreation voted 4-0 Thursday afternoon to …