Pin It

Bigger and Better 

click to enlarge Mount Spokane has added 1,200 square feet  to its main lodge.
  • Mount Spokane has added 1,200 square feet to its main lodge.

In 1999, Lookout Pass had one chairlift and 190 acres of available terrain. If the resort has its way, and all upgrades and expansions are approved by the relevant environmental agencies, skiers will have access to nearly 1,300 acres on multiple peaks.

Currently covering 540 acres with four lifts, Lookout accesses each side of the peak it’s on. The expansion would bring on 700 acres, allowing access to a newly christened Eagle Peak as well as the St. Regis Pass area.

“It’s going to be great because we get more snow than everyone else,” says marketing director Chris Barrett. “We don’t have fog days, down days or wind. We just have tons of snow. If we put in runs and lifts, Lookout is going to be the queen bee in 12 years time.”

In order to accommodate the influx of extra skiers Lookout hopes for, construction of more lodging space is being planned as well. Eight hotel rooms will be added to the main lodge in the next year and an additional lodge is in the works for the St. Regis Pass area.

The newest addition to Mount Spokane is a 1,200-square-foot expansion of the main lodge. The space boasts 100 seats, a large wrap-around patio and garage doors which can be rolled up to let in the warmer spring-time air. There are even four big screens for skiers to enjoy between runs. While they were at it, resort planners also upgraded the rental shop and repainted the entire lodge, giving the structure a new facade.

Like Lookout Pass, Mount Spokane is working to substantially expand its terrain. The master plan would boost the acreage by roughly 30 percent on the backside of the mountain. Seven new runs are being considered as well as a number of lifts to get skiers there.

“We’re always looking to create more benefit for skiers and riders,” says Kristin Whitaker, marketing director for Mount Spokane, “and the expansion of our facilities is going to create a lot of benefit. We’re getting a lot of buzz from excited skiers and we’re proud to make it happen.”


  • Pin It

Latest in Snowlander

  • Snow Strides
  • Snow Strides

    What runners do when there's snow on the ground
    • Feb 11, 2016
  • No Better Time
  • No Better Time

    • Feb 11, 2016
  • Skiing Valhalla
  • Skiing Valhalla

    For fresh, big-mountain powder, head three hours north of Spokane
    • Feb 11, 2016
  • More »


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Spokane Renaissance Faire

Spokane Renaissance Faire @ Lazy K Ranch

Sat., Oct. 1 and Sun., Oct. 2

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Christian Wilson

Most Commented On

  • Making Manly Things

    Three local fashion designers craft items strong enough for the outdoorsman
    • Sep 15, 2016
  • Lasting Legacies

    This fall, the Spokane Symphony and Spokane Civic Theatre both observe milestone 70th seasons
    • Sep 15, 2016
  • More »

Readers also liked…

© 2016 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation