Free lift tickets signal final week of skiing in Eastern Washington

Tacoma News TribuneApril 8, 2014 

A young skier tears up the slopes snowplow style during 49 Degrees North's free week in 2009. The ski area north of Spokane opens its slopes for free the final week of the season thanks to a sponsorship from Toyota.

CRAIG HILL

Skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes for free this week at 49 Degrees North, the state’s second largest ski area.

The ski area north of Spokane isn’t charging for lift tickets through April 13.

The extreme bargain is bitter sweet because it also signals the end of the season in Eastern Washington.  Sunday is the last day of the season for 49 Degrees North.

Mount Spokane closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Mission Ridge near Wenatchee closes Sunday at 4 p.m.  Sunday is also the last day at Ski Bluewood near Walla Walla.

 

Western Washington’s major ski areas remain open and traditionally continue operating as conditions permit.

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