Mt. Spokane Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Washington in USA. The resort is in the town of Mead, WA.
We recently ranked all of Washington's ski resorts, so you can see where Mt. Spokane stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mt. Spokane is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Mt. Spokane Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mt. Spokane's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mt. Spokane around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mt. Spokane Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Mt. Spokane has a total of 55 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,704 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 690 hectares, 2.7 square miles, or 6.9 square kilometers.
Mt. Spokane's slopes see on average 175 inches (4.4 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 14 feet every year!
Mt. Spokane Ski Resort Elevation
Mt. Spokane Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 5,889 feet, or 1,795 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,200 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,689 feet (515 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mt. Spokane's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Mt. Spokane Ski Resort Difficulty Level
51out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Mt. Spokane has 1,704 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mt. Spokane is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 23% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 77%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Mt. Spokane Ski Resort good for beginners?
Mt. Spokane can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 77% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Mt. Spokane Ski Resort Location
Mt. Spokane Ski Resort is located in the state of Washington, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Mead, WA.
Mead, WA 99021 USA
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Getting to Mt. Spokane Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mt. Spokane Ski Resort), its coordinates of 47.93000, -117.12000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Mead, WA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mt. Spokane.
|Spokane International Airport||GEG||Spokane, WA||29 mi|
|Pullman Moscow Regional Airport||PUW||Pullman/Moscow, WA||82 mi|
|Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional Airport||YCG||Castlegar, BC||97 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mt. Spokane Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mt. Spokane Ski Resort.
|49 Degrees North||Chewelah, WA||5,774 ft||51%||33 mi|
|Schweitzer Mountain||Sandpoint, ID||6,400 ft||69%||38 mi|
|Echo Valley||Colville, WA||3,900 ft||50%||62 mi|
|Turner Mountain||Libby, MT||5,952 ft||70%||69 mi|
|Silver Mountain||Kellogg, ID||6,300 ft||60%||73 mi|
|Lookout Pass||Mullan, ID||5,650 ft||45%||74 mi|
|RED Mountain||Rossland, BC||6,807 ft||72%||86 mi|
|Salmo Ski Hill||Salmo, BC||3,100 ft||34%||87 mi|
Mt. Spokane Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||5,889 ft|
|Base Elevation||4,200 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,689 ft|
(23% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 32% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||175 inches|