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Mt. Spokane Temporarily Suspending OperationsBack to News»

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Posted On: February 15, 2015 in: General
Hello Mt. Spokane Friends and Family,

The entire Northwest is experiencing a mild winter this season due to a big upper level ridge for the western states and a trough over the eastern part of the country.  This has kept the West Coast and into the Intermountain West warmer and drier than normal, and the central and eastern parts of the U.S. much colder and unsettled.

It has been a challenging season for winter recreation in the Northwest to say the least.  We are suspending operations after today (Sunday), but continue to be optimistic about the ridge moving back off shore and allowing the normal cool storm systems to come in from the Northwest.

We will be standing by to get the lifts turning again this season as soon as we can get some snow to work with.  I want to thank everyone for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Thinking Snow!


Brad McQuarrie
General Manager, Mt. Spokane




Again, thanks to all of you for your support!  We've had an overwhelming amount of support and appreciation these last few days, and can confidently say we've done everything we can to keep the ski area operating as long as possible.

Some answers to frequently asked questions about this situation:
  • Will you reopen the ski area this season?  YES!  When we receive enough snow to reopen, you can bet we will do so as soon as possible!
  • What is the weather outlook?  Local and national meteorologists see a brief warm weather period in this area, but expect a return to winter shortly.  Many years have seen March as the snowiest month of the season! 
  • Can I get a refund on my season pass?  We understand that this year has been a challenge due to weather.  However, we did operate a total of 40 days this season, some with great snow days including one 18" powder day, At this point, we are offering passholders incredible deals on a renewal with the lowest prices we've offered in years as well as other benefits (see below).  We value our passholders greatly and we hope this shows our gratitude and appreciation for your support.
  • How about refunds on other products, such as lessons or ticket packages?  We are not closed for the season!  We do intend to reopen the ski area as soon as conditions allow.  If your pre-purchased ticket or lesson took place on a day we were closed due to weather, please call us at (509) 238-2220.
 


To lessen the pain of this temporary closure, our friends at Schweitzer Mountain Resort are graciously offering ALL Mt. Spokane 2014/2015 season passholders one FREE lift ticket at Schweitzer valid 02/16 through 03/01 - that's starting tomorrow!  Grab your pass and thank Schweitzer for allowing our passholders to still shred despite Mother Nature's fury!