A major storm is expected in the Northwest this weekend, bringing heavy snow, strong wind and rain. Here’s what it means for ski resorts.
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 not anticipating being open this weekend. People are advised to keep an eye on weather conditions and check the 49 Degrees North website for an opening date. However, the ski resort is having season pass pick-ups at their ticket office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park is not opening this weekend. The resort will announce its updated schedule and holiday plan on Monday, Dec. 13.
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 open for tubing and bunny hill skiing on Friday and Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The opening of more terrain on Sunday will depend on weather conditions as snowfall is expected this weekend.
Lookout Pass will be opening chair 1 and 4 on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as the weather forecast shows four to five inches of snow for Friday and 15 to 23 inches for Saturday. The resort is offering discounted day lift tickets at $48 for adults and $37 for children. Lookout Pass advises people to keep checking the snow report on the Lookout website or their Facebook page.
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