Mt. Spokane is forging ahead to expand on the backside of the mountain, adding a chairlift and seven new runs. The latest hurdle in our 10-year process was overcome last week when the Thurston County Superior Court affirmed a land classification decision made by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission to allow Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park to expand. A small group petitioned to challenge the Commission’s November 2014 land classification decision, which is allowing for the expansion. The court ruled that the Commission complied with the policy.
This decision underscores that the Commission made an informed decision and that they have completed significant due diligence and an extensive public process. At the same time, we’ve worked with the community to create an extensive plan that balances recreation with environmental stewardship, with the ultimate goal to benefit the region socially, recreationally and economically. We are excited about the future and will continue working with Spokane County to secure permits to begin construction.