Backside Expansion Approved
In Thursday’s Commission decision, a large portion of the PASEA was
classified as Natural Forest Area, which would set it aside for wildlife
habitat and forest protection. The proposed ski runs and lift, at
approximately 80 acres, will be classified as Recreation and the
remainder will be classified as Resource Recreation which would allow
for back country skiing.
MS2000 will begin the permitting process immediately, and is hopeful of beginning construction in the summer of 2012.
The MS2000 Board of Directors and Staff want to thank everyone for
all their support and encouragement through this long process leading
up to this historic decision. It was ultimately the broad based support
of the Spokane Community that helped the Commission make this difficult
Special Thanks To:
Commissioner Cindy Whaley from Spokane,
who, on her own dime, spent hundreds of hours studying the data,
researching the issues, touring the area and meeting with the public.
We are thankful to have her representing our community!
Mark Richard and the Spokane County Commissioners
Greater Spokane Incorporated
Spokane Convention and Visitors Bureau
Spokane Parks and Recreation
Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol
Spokane Ski Racing Association
Spokane Regional Sports Commission
Spokane Ski Club
And the Thousands of Skiers and Snowboarders who took the time to write the Commission and provide public testimony!