Spokane, WA -

Most Underrated Gateway to Uncrowded Skiing & Riding

Over 13,000 Skiable Acres via Spokane's Snow Circuit 

Numbers don’t lie. And when you take a good look at the numbers concerning the Spokane gateway, you’ll realize that the snowy International Selkirk Loop offers a plethora of ski acreage without the crowds. Skiers and snowboarders will find 13,749 skiable acres available at seven ski resorts located within a three hour drive from the Spokane International Airport. 

What’s more, due to Spokane’s current undiscovered ski-hub status, there’s no need to worry about crowded airports or expensive accommodations. When you compare the numbers to better known ski destinations such as Salt Lake City, Utah (which has a population over 1 million) and Denver, Colorado (with over 3 million,) the math becomes easy. Spokane, with a population of just over half a million people, offers more ski acreage with less folks waiting for the lifts. A perfect equation for pure shred perfection.

Enough about space, what about snow? Two of the larger resorts, Schweitzer Mountain and Whitewater Ski Resort, offer an average of over 300 inches of snow a year, have summit elevations of over 6400 feet, and offer over 2000 feet of vertical drop. With the reliable snowpack in the Selkirks, that means that not only is there a lot of space to ski and ride, there’s also a lot of snow to go around. 

Getting to the Spokane Snow Circuit on the International Selkirk Loop is easy. Choose from one of the eleven direct flights arriving into Spokane from Denver, Seattle, Portland, Oakland, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Phoenix, LA, Las Vegas, Anchorage, Portland (OR) and Seattle. Without any mountain passes in your way, you can access any of the region’s resorts easily by rental car or through prearranged transfers. 

The Spokane Snow Circuit on the International Selkirk Loop - easy, uncrowded and undiscovered - the perfect equation for winter.

Want more details? Contact our Marketing Manager, Dig Chrismer - dchrismer@schweitzer.com