SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. — Some ski resorts in the Spokane area and North Idaho are planning to open this weekend or will open soon as heavy snowfall is expected throughout the region.
Five ski resorts around the Inland Northwest are not yet fully open this season as they haven't received enough snow. Some are expecting to update their social media sites soon after this weekend's storm.
Here is where Washington and Idaho ski resorts stand on their opening dates for the season:
49 Degrees North is opening Friday, Dec.17. The resort will be celebrating the grand opening of its new Quad chairlift Northern Spirit that will be operating along with the Gold Fever Conveyor from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Additional lifts and terrain will be opened based on weather conditions.
Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park is opening this Friday with limited terrain and lift access for season passholders, holiday campers, lessons, and previously scheduled tickets only.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort, near Sandpoint, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The resort opened on Dec. 7, 2021 with daily limited operations. The resort will be open its Basin Express chairlift serving only Midway. Midweek tickets are available for purchase at the resort. Weekend access until Dec. 22 is limited for passholders and lodging guests only until the resort can reopen more of its lifts. The resort said in a Facebook post that the opening of more terrain and lifts will depend on this weekend weather.
Silver Mountain is reopening on Thursday, Dec. 16 for daily operations. The resort will give updates about the terrain conditions later this week.