click to enlarge Schweitzer may open by Nov. 26. - SCHWEITZER PHOTO
Schweitzer photo
Schweitzer may open by Nov. 26.


pening day of the 2021-22 winter recreation season is obviously tricky to predict, and as such most of the region's ski hills are left waiting — and anxiously hoping — for the snow to fly come late November and early December. Snowy conditions permitting, both Schweitzer and Silver Mountain in North Idaho hope to crank on their lifts over Thanksgiving weekend, with season openings tentatively pinned on Friday, Nov. 26. Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, meanwhile, is aiming for the following weekend, with a Saturday, Dec. 4 kickoff in mind. Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area and 49 Degrees North, however, aren't aiming to open on any specific date, yet. While snowfall is certainly on the way, the day there'll be enough to ski and snowboard down nearby peaks is anyone's guess, and the only things powder lovers can do until then is check reports, sign up for email alerts and patiently wait.

Cross Country Ski Lesson @ Mt. Spokane State Park

Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun., Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat., Dec. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun., Dec. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thu., Dec. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Fri., Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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Chey Scott

Chey Scott is the Inlander's Associate Editor, overseeing and contributing to the paper's arts and culture sections, including food and events. Chey (pronounced "Shay") is a lifelong resident of the Spokane area and a graduate of Washington State University. She's been on staff at the Inlander since 2012...