Pacific NW/AK/BC 2018/19 Inland PNW (Wa.- No.Idaho -No Mt.)

Discussion in 'General Resort Discussion' started by Pete in Idaho, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Pete in Idaho

    Pete in Idaho Out on the slopes Skier

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    I know it is only Sept. BUT does anyone have any information on Lookouts expansion, anything new at Silver (head they've done some Glade work) anyone know where on the Mt. Anything new at Schweitzer ? Anyone going to Gathering at Big Sky?
     
  2. sbooker

    sbooker Putting on skis Skier

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    @pete. If flying into Spokane which is the best close-by ski hill when heading north? 49 Degrees North?
     
  3. Dave H.

    Dave H. At the base lodge Skier

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    I am not Pete, but how far north? 49 Degrees North is a fun place. I have had a season pass there for the last few years, but I have also had passes at Mt. Spokane and Silver Mountain, as well.

    Going straight north, 49 is the only ski hill until you reach Red Mountain.

    PS: Hi Pete. I have not seen you in quite a while!
     
  4. sbooker

    sbooker Putting on skis Skier

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    ^^^^
    Just musing about a trip flying into Spokane to ski the interior BC hills. I thought a day burning off jet lag at one of the hills close to Spokane would be a good start.
     
  5. pete

    pete not peace but 2 Beers! Skier

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    Sorry @sbooker but you may of intended to ping pete in idaho?

    I'm in iowa and the skiing here is likely not what you're seekingogsmile
     


  6. New2

    New2 Getting off the lift Skier

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    Upcoming plans at Schweitzer are covered in a recent Daily Bee article. I'm excited to check out Schweitzer this season, even though it sounds like it'll be even better next season, with all the lift rides less than 10 minutes.
     
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  7. snowghost

    snowghost spknmike Skier

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    Hit Schweitzer on the way up to Fernie, Kicking Horse or Panorama... otherwise 49 is the only hill on the way to Red. I wouldn't recommend a stop there personally, but it's a decent smaller area. Might be worth checking out the new lift on Mt Spokane: the runs are very nicely cut, long and fall line.
     
  8. snowghost

    snowghost spknmike Skier

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  9. Posaune

    Posaune sliding Skier

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    We're heading east this January for a few days in Yellowstone at Old Faithful and will be skiing our way there and back. I'm looking forward to some inland PNW sliding. Right now I'm thinking 49, Silver, and maybe Schweitzer but the exact dates will depend on the snow year. I'll keep an eye here as the time draws near...
     
  10. Bad Bob

    Bad Bob old n' slow Skier

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    @Posaune If I am in Spokane when you are coming through would really enjoy meeting you and making some turns.

    Think snow.
     
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  11. snowghost

    snowghost spknmike Skier

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    Looks like they've gladed another entrance to NF glades from KP.. and maybe started to glade Chair 2 bowl looker left? I can't place the 2nd photo anywhere else, can you?

    Other than the glading, no new runs confirmed yet for this winter (but earlier this year I'd heard 2 new runs)

    glading1.jpg glading2.jpg
     
  12. snowghost

    snowghost spknmike Skier

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    New Mt Spokane chair trail map:
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    Pete in Idaho

    Pete in Idaho Out on the slopes Skier

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    No can't Mike, it would be a wild guess on my part. Have to wait and see.
     
  14. snowghost

    snowghost spknmike Skier

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    In the Inlander paper:

    This season, Silver will debut five new runs cut over the summer in the Chair 2 and Chair 4 basins.
     
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  15. snowghost

    snowghost spknmike Skier

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    Lookout teasing of an opening this weekend. My guess is Sunday after a bit more snow?

    Caught them moving snow into the chair line (haha):
    lookout-webcam1.jpg
     
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    Pete in Idaho

    Pete in Idaho Out on the slopes Skier

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    Wanted to start a feature for us that live and ski/ride in the Inland area of the PNW. Schweitzer, 49 Degrees North, Mt. Spokane, Silver Mt. , Lookout Pass and Whitefish.

    As of Nov. 15th no one is open and it looks like the El Nino is already here.
    Watching the weather on my Powder sites it looks like the snow storms are going over/bye us to the North. Revelstoke got 4 feet yesterday and theGat storms are passing us by to the North and then dropping down into Colo. etc.

    Anyway no good news yet but thought I would get this started.

    Anyone going to Gathering at Big Sky, need some lodging.
     
  17. Sibhusky

    Sibhusky Making fresh tracks Skier

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    I've got snow on my lawn. And my driveway is thoroughly covered and slick. But the mountain has only about four inches in the forecast. They have started making it, but that will only be in high traffic areas. The snotel at the summit is showing a fifteen inch depth. We were always scheduled to open Dec. 6, so there's time. But it may only be the upper lifts, which is common.

    My daughter climbed at Lost Trail last weekend and skied down twice, but they were hitting rocks.
     
  18. Sibhusky

    Sibhusky Making fresh tracks Skier

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    360 from the Summit House posted on Facebook today:
     
  19. Bad Bob

    Bad Bob old n' slow Skier

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    For those into the park, which is not me, 49* North has this happening on the 24th. Say they have or are making enough snow to pull it off.
    46413129_2130172827002711_6540880169811312640_n.jpg
     
  20. New2

    New2 Getting off the lift Skier

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    Hi, all! I'm looking into either getting my screenname changed or just starting a new account, but I've left Portland and have managed to get at least partway unpacked in Spokane. Gonna be exploring around this season... hoping to settle on home mountain for next year. Do any of the resorts in the area normally put passes on sale in the spring, with free skiing the rest of the season? That might help sway me!

    I won't ask for tours, since "show me all the best groomers" isn't most of your idea of a good time. But if you see a tall fat guy with a bright blue helmet out on your mountain, say hi!

    Given that Turner Mountain is pretty much right between Schweitzer and Whitefish, maybe you should let all their skiers post here too. And maybe Blacktail.
     

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