Mt. Spokane is Washington’s largest state park. The Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park currently operates on two thirds of the upper subalpine area of Mt. Spokane. Mt. Spokane 2000, the concessionaire, seeks to develop most of the remainder of the upper subalpine area forcing backcountry skiers and snowshoers off the mountain.
On Nov 14th, 2014, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission approved the proposed expansion of the Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park within Mount Spokane State Park. Here is a link to the story by Rich Landers.
Not too long after the approval, Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park asked the state for money to upgrade the base facilities. Good timing! This “need” was not mentioned during the state’s land use classification decision-making process. Read Here for more on the $2.2 million being asked for by the concessionaire.