Bad news, snow sport devotees. The recent insanely warm temperatures and rain has left nearby ski trails bare and is making heading to the slopes a bit more difficult.
Out of concern for the safety of their guests, Mt. Spokane will be closed this week due to unsuitable weather but plan to be up and running as soon as they get some more snow...which could be awhile.
Fortunately, if you can't manage to stay away from the slopes for that long, 49 North Mountain Resort and Schweitzer Mountain will still be running, but with limited operations. Schweitzer plans to have just 45 out of their 92 runs available as well as 4 out of their 9 lifts. Luckily, they will be offering reduced lift ticket prices and hope to add more lifts and runs to operation later this week.
49 North is trying to cater to pass holders as well by reducing day pass prices from $54 to &39, but will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, as well as for Night Skiing Saturday. Be sure and check out which chairs are open which days here.
Silver Mountain in Kellogg, Idaho, is open with 46 trails according to its snow report, and Lookout Pass has 90 percent of its trails open.