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Inland Northwest Ski Association
PO Box 28291
Spokane, WA 99228-8291

Find out what's happening at each of the ski mountains, ski reports, upcoming events.


INSA's mission is to raise awareness of Inland Northwest Skiing and Snowboarding opportunities and to ensure that you should experience what we think is the best season in our area!



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Inland Northwest Ski Association is a non-profit trade association representing the Inland Northwest Snowsport Industry. This includes the five Inland Northwest ski areas along with your Inland Northwest snowsport industry retailers.

Ski Areas  

  • Lodge
  • Bar
  • Terrain Park
  • Youth Programs
  • Rentals
  • Lessons


49° North
Total Patrolled Area - 2,325 acres
68 marked trails
      30% beginner
      40% intermediate
      25% advanced
      5% expert
Longest Run: 2.5 miles-Lost Dutchman
Base Elevation: 3,923 feet
Summit Elevation: 5,774 feet
Vertical Drop: 1,851 feet
Average annual snowfall: 301"
Cross Country trails: 12 miles
Type of lifts: 1 quad, 4 double chairs, 1 surface lift
Total uphill capacity: 6,010 p/hour

Location: Chewela, WA
Miles from Spokane:
Phone: 866-376-4949

Hours of Operation:
Friday - Tuesday
9:00am - 4:00pm

Night Skiing
February 17 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Watch for special pricing!


  • Bus Service
  • Lodge
  • Sports Bar
  • 2 Terrain Parks
  • Youth Programs
  • Rentals
  • Ski School
  • Lessons

Lookout Pass
Lookout Pass straddles the Idaho/Montana state line.  Ski two states on one mountain!
23 named runs plus two glade areas and acres of tree skiing
540 skiable acres
      20% easiest
      50% intermediate
      20% advanced
      10% expert
Vertical Drop: 1,150'
Base elevation: 4,500'
Summit elevation: 5,650'
Longest run is 1.5 miles in length
Average annual snowfall: 400 inches
Type of lifts: 2 double chairs & one surface lift (rope tow)

Location: Wallace, Idaho
Miles from Spokane: 90 miles
Phone: (208)744-1301

Hours of Operation:
Thursday - Monday
Weekdays: 9am-4pm
Weekends: 8:30am-4pm


  • Bus service
  • Lodge
  • Terrain Park
  • Tubing Hill
  • Day Care
  • Rentals
  • Lessons

Mt. Spokane
Summit Elevation: 5,889 ft
Base Lodge Elevation: 4,200 ft.
Ski-able Verticle Rise: 2,000 ft.
Number of lifts: 5 double chairs
Uphill capacity per hour: 4,920

Designated Runs: 45
Easiest: 23%
More Difficult: 45%
Most Difficult: 32%

Night Skiing Runs: 15
Easiest: 26%
More Difficult: 60%
Most Difficult: 14%

For Mt. Spokane Bus information call:
Snow Sports Center: (509) 238-2220 Ext 215.

Location: Spokane, WA
Miles from Spokane: 28 miles
Phone: 509-238-2220

Hours of Operation
Wednesday - Sunday
9am to 4pm.

Night Skiing
Wednesday - Saturday 4pm - 9:30pm.


  • Shuttle Service
  • Village with
    dining, shopping, lodge
  • Terrain Park
  • Cat-Ski
  • Snowmobile tours
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Tubing Center
  • Rentals
  • Lessons

Acreage: 2900 skiable acres, 82 trails plus open bowl skiing
Terrain: 20% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 35% Advanced, 5% Expert
Longest Continuous Groomed Run: 1.7 miles, the new Little Blue Ridge Run
Vertical Drop: 2,400 feet
Top Elevation: 6,400 feet
Average Annual Snowfall: 300 inches
Cross Country Trails: 32 kilometers maintained daily
Lifts: One high-speed six-pack named Stella; One high-speed quad; four double chairlifts; 1 handle tow; 1 new T-Bar
Total Uphill Capacity: 9,267 per hour


Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
Miles from Spokane: 86 miles
Phone: 800-831-8810

Hours of Operation:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Night Skiing: Chair 1 to Midway and Chair 2 from 3 to 8 pm.
Fridays & Saturday, January 5 to March 17, 2007

Ski Season: Late November through April 8, 2007 (conditions permitting)


  • Access by Gondola only
  • Gondola Village with dining, shopping, spa, lodge
  • Park & Pipe
  • Tubing Park
  • Rentals
  • Lessons
  • Just for Kids

Silver Mountain Resort
World’s Longest Single-Stage Gondola. 20-minute ride from the base village in Kellogg to the Mountain Haus, while gaining nearly 4,000 feet in altitude. The gondola is the only means of public access to Silver Mountain.

2 Mountains
67 named trails plus extensive glade skiing
1,600 skiable acres
20% easiest
40% intermediate
30% advanced
10% expert
Vertical Drop: 2,200
Base Elevation: 4,100
Summit elevation: 6,300
Longest run is 2.5 miles
Average annual snowfall: 300 inches
Type of lifts: 1 quad, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 1 surface and 1 high speed gondola
Total uphill capacity: 6,400 per hour

Location: Kellogg, Idaho
Miles from Spokane: 75 miles
Phone: 800-204-6428

Gondola Schedule:
Weekends & Holidays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Last Gondola ride up at 4:30 p.m. (except during night skiing hours)

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Last Gondola ride up at 4:30 p.m. (except during night skiing hours)

Chairlift Schedule
Daily open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lifts 2 & 4 close at 3:45 p.m.
Lift 5 is open daily 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Night Skiing:
Friday & Saturday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Jan. 1 - Feb. 24.


Tubing & More

Silver Mountain Tubing Park & Moving Carpet Lift

Burn Rubber at Silver Mountain’s new Snow Tubing Park.  It’s the perfect winter activity for everybody because everybody’s an expert!  There’s no hiking back to the top thanks to the new conveyor lift that effortlessly whisks you and your tube back to the top of the park for another run.

Snow Tubing Park Schedule
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, and 2pm-4pm.
Snow tubing tickets include the gondola ride, snow tube rental, and 2-hour tubing session.
There’s no hiking back to the top thanks to the new conveyor lift that effortlessly whisks you and your tube back to the top of the park for another run.
Night Tubing open 4pm-6pm ang 6pm-8pm (Friday & Saturdays) starting Dec. 26.  Every night through the Christmas Holiday (Dec. 26 - 31).  Then Friday & Satruday nights Jan. 1 - Feb. 24.
SNOW TUBING PARK BIRTHDAY PARTIES....2 Hours of Tubing, Pizza Party & Birthday Cake!  $15 per person, Groups of 8-15. Contact Group Sales at 800.204.6428 x8202.

Mt. Spokane Tubing Hill

The tubing hill is located at Lodge 1 in the Mt Spokane ski area, just downhill from the parking lot. The tubing hill operates on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. The first slider pushes off at 10am and the hill closes for the day at 3pm. There aren't any lights, so no night operations. A daily sliding ticket costs $5.00 for the session. Group sales are available for groups of 13 or more participants. Sliders must be at least 42 inches tall and all sliders must fill out and sign the Tubing Hill Waiver. Sliders will only use tubes provided by Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park staff. Groups can rent the whole Tubing Hill for three to five hours. Group size is limited to 100 participants. Group rental is for Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays.

For group ticket sales or group tubing hill rental contact: Bill Holcomb – Group Sales Manager, (509) 238-2220 ext. 300 (voice mail), (509) 327-7906


Bear Creek Lodge Tubing

Bear Creek Lodge offers excellent family fun on our snowtubing hill. This winter sport is available on Friday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays as weather permits. The evening time offers nighttime fun under the lights. A Friday session is scheduled from 7– 9 PM. We must have at least 15 reservations total, with a credit card guarantee, to run the session. Saturday sessions are scheduled for 10 AM, Noon, & 2 PM. The last session must have at least 25 reservations total to run the session. It is an excellent time for small groups (10 - 30 people). Sunday sessions are scheduled for 11 AM, 1 PM, & 3 PM. Call (509) 238-9114 to confirm start times and make reservations.

The cost of a two hour session is $10 per person over the age of five. Children under five are half price and and must ride with an adult. Small children are much safer when they ride with a responsible adult. We provide the innertubes with proper clips to attach to the rope tow. Private tubes, sleds, and other similar equipment are not allowed on property owned and operated by Bear Creek Lodge. We are strictly a snowtubing operation. Please do not ask for any exceptions.

Reservations are easy to make. Call the lodge and present your name, telephone number, and the number in your party. Your reservation is guaranteed until the start of your scheduled snowtubing session. Please arrive at least 15 – 20 minutes before your reservation to fill out liability release forms and make payment. Late arrivals pay the same price as those receiving their full, allotted time. Please be aware that all reservations are released at the start of the session, and given to walk-up customers.


Silver Scenic Gondola Rides

Just want to go along for the ride?  Enjoy a scenic ride on the World's Longest Gondola to take in the great views along the 20-minute ride to the top.
Once at the Mountain Haus enjoy a great lunch at Mogul's Lounge while you watch the fun on the slopes.
Adult   $15
Youth/Senior/College Students  $12
Family Pass (2 adults & 1 youth or 1 adult & 2 youth)  $35
Each additional family memeber  $7


Nordic & Cross-Country Skiing

Mt. Spokane
With its wide variety of groomed trails, excellent warming huts, and exquisite scenery, Mount Spokane is the best-organized and most expansive sno-park facility in the state. The 17 miles of immaculately groomed trails lead skiers through a fairyland of ice-frosted trees to broad vistas. The trails soar over the hilltops and race along the hillsides. It is no coincidence that you will find a lot of families here; the trails are varied, with enough open areas for snow play or telemarking to keep everyone interested. Avalanche potential: none Winter hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (after cross-country ski trails are groomed).

A Sno-Park permit is required from Nov. 1 through May 1. Parking in snowmobile lots or cross-country ski areas requires a groomed trail permit.

Local vendor selling permits:
Mountain Gear, http://www.mgear.com

Mt. Spokane Ranger Station (at base of mountain)

For a complete listing of vendors go to: http://www.parks.wa.gov/winter/vendor.asp

Night skiing is available on lighted alpine trails and unlighted cross-country trails.
Call park for specific seasonal information.


49 Degrees North

There are 12K of trails to enjoy!  Also new this year for Nordic skiers is a Yurt in our new Nordic parking area. This new Yurt will be an awesome place to warm up and recharge before taking another lap on the trails.


Schweitzer Mt

Stretching over 32 kilometers, Schweitzer's Nordic trails offer spectacular views in every direction with challenging and friendly terrain for all levels of enjoyment. New to the sport? Go out with your own personal coach from the Snowsports School. Rossignol equipment (skate and classic) also availabe in the Demo Center.


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