Spokane, Wash. - As we gear up for this ski season, we’re happy to report that we’ve worked all summer to improve our facilities to help make your guest experiences even better.
Thanks to much-needed state funding of $1.5 million from the last Legislative session, a great deal of work has been completed to repair and update our lodges and move forward with plans to construct a new guest services building at Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park.
The Main Lodge
features a new roof and flooring throughout the main level. Lodge 1
, which is open to the public on weekends and holidays, has undergone a complete overhaul. New entrances allow for improved access from the parking lot, and new restrooms on the lower level, new flooring, energy-efficient windows, and other updates have modernized the entire building. Lodge 1 serves as home base for Spokane Parks & Recreation’s Therapeutic skiing program, as well as the Spokane Ski Racing Association. This venue is the hub for championship races that serve thousands of youth ski racers and families from Washington and neighboring states.
A new Guest Services building
, to be located at parking lot level near the Ski Patrol Building, will host Tickets, Snow Sports Center, Ski School programs, Daycare, and an expanded Rental Shop once complete in 2017. Design is underway and construction is expected to begin in 2016.
Mt. Spokane State Park and Nordic Area also received funding for significant improvements, including design of a new Nordic Center to better accommodate a growing user base, road maintenance inside the Park, and moving the maintenance facility from the park entrance to Linder’s Ridge.
We greatly appreciate the support of our Washington State legislative delegation and the state’s
Capital Budget Committee for understanding the growing demand for affordable outdoor recreation in our region and the recreational, social and economic impacts it generates.HIRING FOR THIS SEASON
In addition to providing year-around recreation, Mt. Spokane is an economic catalyst for our region. We plan to hire up to 300 part-time employees this season to support our ski and snowboard operations. A Job Fair will be held November 7th at the ski area’s Main Lodge. Interviews begin at 8:00am and potential candidates can interview with any department manager. 99% of seasonal employees are hired at the Job Fair. More information can be found at http://www.mtspokane.com/employment.
Following the ruling last fall allowing Mt. Spokane to move forward with expanding skier access by installing a new chairlift and runs on the backside of the mountain, we have been working closely with Spokane County and the Washington State Parks Commission on our path forward. The permitting process is moving ahead, and pre-construction activities are currently underway.MAKING HEADLINES
Mt. Spokane has been inducted into The Pacific Northwest Inlander’s Hall of Fame as the region’s Best Place to Snowboard for 10 years running. Routinely voted by the region’s public as the favorite place to ski and snowboard, Mt. Spokane proudly offers night skiing, the northwest’s largest ski school, a tubing hill for the whole family, and more.
For more information about Mt. Spokane, events, and deals, see http://www.mtspokane.com
Image: New windows and siding at Lodge 1