Mt. Spokane X-C Ski and Snowshoe Weekend

Mt. Spokane X-C Ski and Snowshoe Weekend

Join the Foothills Nordic Ski Committee for a winter weekend of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Mt Spokane State Park! Enjoy the snowy winter splendor of x-c skiing or snow shoeing in historic Mount Spokane State Park in Eastern WA. Mt. Spokane Park is an easy 50 minute drive from downtown Spokane. If offers cross country skiing and snowshoeing in a winter wonderland setting on a mountain that is over 5,000 ft. with stupendous views of Idaho Mountain Ranges and the Canadian Rockies from many vistas along the intermediate and advanced trails.

There are a plethora of winter activities for you to enjoy during Winter Trails weekend in Mt Spokane State Park!

Take a look here for information about nordic skiing opportunities:
https://www.spokanenordic.org <https://www.spokanenordic.org/>

More information about snowshoeing is available here:
http://www.mountspokane.org/images/MtSpokaneSnowshoeBrochure2018.pdf
<http://www.mountspokane.org/images/MtSpokaneSnowshoeBrochure2018.pdf>

and here:

http://www.mountspokane.org/images/MtSpokaneSnowshoeMap2018.pdf

We are offering 3 Nordic skiing trips, as well as  snowshoe trips. Keep reading for more information about the trip offerings:

MOUNTAINEERS TRIPS

The Mountaineers will be leading trips January 17-19 in Mt Spokane State Park in celebration of Winter Trails Month. The trips are free, but you must register in advance through The Mountaineers website to participate. 

CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRIPS

  • Friday, January 17th, N3 x-c ski w/ Cheri Solien, on Intermediate and Advanced/Expert trails.  Register here.
  • Saturday, January 18th, N3 Ski w/ Cheri Solien on Intermediate and Advanced/Expert trails. .  Register here.  
  • Sunday, January 19th, half-day N3 Ski with Cheri Solien.  Register here.  

SNOWSHOE TRIPS  To be decided

  • Saturday, January 18, Beginner Snowshoe with
  • Sunday, January 19, Basic Snowshoe with

OTHER DAY-TIME ACTIVITIES

  • Mt. Spokane  also features alpine skiing and snowboarding. Mountaineers will not be leading trips for alpine activities, but you are welcome to do this on your own.  
  • Visit the Northwest Museum  in downtown Spokane.  The museum’s extensive permanent collection serves as the memory of the people of the Inland Northwest.

FUN IN THE EVENINGS

SATURDAY NIGHT GET-TOGETHER: On Saturday, January 18th at 6:30 we will meet for dinner at a restaurant in Kendal Yards. Restaurant to be determined at a later date.  Participants are responsible for their own meals and drinks. Kendal Yards, just north of the Spokane River in downtown Spokane, is  the former turn-of-the century Spokane Rail Road Yard that has been reconfigured into a vibrant part of the downtown scene.  It is also near the new Hotel Zone right across the Spokane River, also on the North Side opposite the city center. The scenery includes a view of the river, River Front Park and  Spokane's skyline of historical old beautiful brick buildings.  Also, the Hotel Zone connects to River Front Park, which is Spokane's old World Fair Expo '76 park site.

RENTALS, AND OUTFITTING DEALS

 In Spokane, the three major retailers for Cross-Country gear rental and purchase are Fitness Fanatics, Mountain Gear and REI.

Fitness Fanatics also offers rentals at the Ski Park, which you can reserve online via the link below.

LODGING ACCOMmODATIONS

We recommend staying in downtown Spokane as there are many hotel choices and quality restaurants to choose from. For lodging options, check out this website: https://www.visitspokane.com/hotels/

The hotel zone nearest North Division Street on the north side of the river next to Riverfront Park is most convenient to driving the 45-60 minutes out to Mt. Spokane. The Red Lion River Inn is a 2 story hotel, right next to N. Division and the Spokane River, and convenient to hauling in your ski gear from your car. Many of the hotels have multiple floors but provide luggage carts for getting your gear up to your room. Some lodging providers require 2-day minimum stay over weekends.