Spring Deals, Updates, and Other Happenings

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Cover photo Courtesy Mt Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park

Enjoy the New Day Lodge at Lookout Pass

Lookout Pass increased its indoor seating availability by 43% with the late-December opening of its new Day Lodge—a 50’x96’ Sprung structure overlooking the Peak 1 Quad, with views of the Idaho and Montana mountain faces. Beverage and entertainment amenities include gourmet sandwiches, indulgent desserts, two large-screen TVs and comfy couches.

Season Passes for 2024-25: Sales Begin in March

Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park’s “Spring Pass & ½ Sale” begins March 1, 2024. Get the lowest rates for next season and ski free for the rest of this season. Same perk applies to Lookout Pass, with March 4 as the start date for next season’s season passes, featuring the same rates as last year. Visit Skinwrockies.com for an easy starting point to learn more about each of the four Ski the NW Rockies affiliated mountains’ deals.

Courtesy LaNae Hendrickson

Ski/Ride for FREE on your Birthday at Lookout Pass

For all you March and April babies, plan your birthday party at Lookout Pass! Anyone can get a free lift ticket on their birthday, for use that day. Simply bring your driver’s license or photo I.D. and/or birth certificate and show it at the ticket window.

Family Nordic Weekend at 49 Degrees North

Great opportunity for families new to cross-country skiing! Visit the Nordic Ski Area at 49 Degrees North on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, March 16-17. Kids under age 18 receive a free trail pass and equipment rental, when accompanied by a parent/guardian. (Event date dependent on the latest snow conditions, so check Ski49n.com before you leave home.)

Courtesy Mt Spokane

Silver Mountain Resort Deal for Beginners

Silver’s “Easy Ski or Ride 1-2-3 package” (ages 13+) includes gear rental, lift ticket, and lesson for any three days of your choice (excludes holiday periods). Cost is $219; purchased by calling ticketing at 208.783.1111 x8221. “We’ve been lucky enough to keep snow on our beginner hill to make learning enjoyable; plus, our indoor waterpark is a great way to get rid of any lingering soreness after a day of skiing or boarding,” says marketing director Gus Colburn.  

Freedom Pass for Mt. Spokane Season Passholders

Did you know that Mt. Spokane season passholders get “Freedom Pass” perks? As a partnering ski organization, season-passholders can get three free ski days at any of the 20+ mountains within the Freedom Pass network, with no blackout dates. Full details, including a list of network members, can be found at Skifreedompass.com and Mtspokane.com/partner-mountains. Mt. Spokane passholders also get reciprocal benefits within a network of non-profit ski-park organizations across the country and in Canada.

Uphill Access at Lookout Pass and Mt. Spokane

Want to earn your turns? Both Mt. Spokane and Lookout Pass allow uphill human travel, with restrictions. At Lookout Pass, skiers can skin up only in the semi-developed Eagle Peak Expansion Area, and only if they have a current day-ticket or are a 2023/24 season passholder. Access is also only allowed when there is ski patrol coverage, generally 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (No uphill access on trails serviced by chairs 1, 2, 3 or 4.) Outside the patrol-coverage hours, uphill access is prohibited due to snow-grooming operations. Review all current uphill access information and policies at Skilookout.com.

 Mt. Spokane continues to allow uphill access starting from Lodge 1—full details, policies, and restrictions at Mtspokane.com.

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