Mt. Spokane Expansion Gets a Hiccup

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 24, 2011 9:05 am

The Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park expansion into 279 acres of undeveloped terrain stretching an 850 acre area has received a hiccup this week. The Lands Council, an environmental group whose mission is to preserve the Northwest forests, water, and wildlife, filed a lawsuit last Friday on June 17 against the proposed expansion.

The Lands Council challenge comes after the Recreation Commission’s decision on May 19 of this year for the ski area expansion. There’s always two sides to every story, or two opinions for every proposal. In the eyes of advocates for the Mt. Spokane ski area expansion, “operators need access to deeper snow on the north-facing slopes, allowing the resort to extend its season.” 

This is not the first hiccup that a ski area has had in expanding it’s skiable terrain. The Breckenridge Ski Resort had also received opposition from a local environmental group with expansion of their Peak 6

For complete story of Mt. Spokane’s  expansion troubles, issued by Becky Kramer at The Spokesman-Review, please go here.