FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mt. Spokane Terrain Expansion Approved!
Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission has delivered a historic decision on Mt. Spokane’s terrain expansion project. This morning at Spokane’s City Hall, the Commission voted to classify Mt. Spokane’s Potential Alpine Ski Expansion Area, allowing for one chairlift and seven new trails, safeguarding natural areas, and solidifying the long-term future of recreation at Mt. Spokane.
“After nearly a decade of working with the Spokane community and regulatory agencies to create a plan that balances recreation and stewardship priorities, we are thrilled to be able to move forward to expand recreation that benefits the region and its residents in many ways,” said Mt. Spokane General Manager Brad McQuarrie.
The decade-long project has included significant and transparent public process, extensive studies, and collaboration that involved the support and participation of numerous public agencies and organizations. The expansion project has addressed the needs and priorities of the community with the goal of creating a solution that balances recreational and environmental priorities.
“We want to thank all of the citizens, agencies, and ski area guests who have supported Mt. Spokane’s efforts through this decade-long project,” said McQuarrie.
Mt. Spokane is committed to carrying out the next steps of the expansion project as responsible environmental stewards conserving and protecting a regional asset.
Ski Area Opening Day Announcement Coming Soon
With the arrival of several winter storms late this week followed by more storms next week, Mt. Spokane is eager to announce an anticipated Opening Day as soon as significant snowfall accumulates on the slopes. Crews are busy readying the mountain for the winter season and are hopeful of a possible “White Friday,” November 28th Opening Day.