Beautiful Photos From Mt. Spokane As Well As What You Can Expect - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Beautiful Photos From Mt. Spokane As Well As What You Can Expect That's New This Year

Posted: Updated:
KHQ.COM - Now that fall is in full swing, the big question remains: When will the first snowfall hit? While some of us choose to hibernate in our homes when snow is on the ground, we know there are plenty of snow bunnies out there eager for that first dusting of snow on the areas surrounding mountains.

Here are some beautiful pictures from Mt. Spokane as well as what you can expect that's new for this year:
  • Mt. Spokane has once again been voted the BEST Place to Ski & Ride by the readers of the Pacific Northwest Inlander.
  • New for this year, significant improvements to the Main Lodge feature brand-new restroom facilities on the main level, exterior staircases have been enclosed, and new siding added to the building.
  • A new webcam is being installed at the Main Lodge which will display accurate 24-hour snowfall.  Guests can access the webcam at www.mtspokane.com and visually confirm the snowfall posted on the Snow Report.
  • The Backside Terrain Expansion Plan is still in progress.  Groundbreaking could commence this winter or spring on a new chairlift and 7 new runs on the backside of the mountain.

On Tuesday, October 1st, Mt. Spokane received it's first snowfall for the year! At 3:45pm it was snowing heavily at the summit and raining just as hard at the base. You can actually monitor conditions on the webcams as long as it's light here: http://www.mtspokane.com/webcams

An interesting note:  Ski areas actually need a TON of rainfall before the snow falls.  The rain must saturate the ground before freezing, then freeze and solidify all the trees' roots into the ground.  This helps stabilize the vegetation for the harsh winter conditions, including all the weight the trees carry in snow & ice.  There's some ski area trivia you all!

 

  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • 23-year-old man arrested for burglary, shooting in north Spokane County

    23-year-old man arrested for burglary, shooting in north Spokane County

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:18:46 GMT
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A 23-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night after police say he burglarized a home in north Spokane County and fired a shot at the homeowner when confronted.
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - A 23-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night after police say he burglarized a home in north Spokane County and fired a shot at the homeowner when confronted. Deputy Mark Gregory with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office told KHQ the homeowners returned to their house at around 6:00pm Wednesday and noticed their home had been burglarized.
  • Throwback Thursday: Skateboarding

    Throwback Thursday: Skateboarding

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:13:02 GMT
    KHQ.com - The battle against skateboarders was in full force in 1990 where we found this clip featuring "the path of destruction" caused by young skateboarders in downtown Spokane. Without a skatepark, where were the kids to go? One of the first official skateparks in downtown was built until 7 years later.
    KHQ.com - The battle against skateboarders was in full force in 1990 where we found this clip featuring "the path of destruction" caused by young skateboarders in downtown Spokane. Without a skatepark, where were the kids to go? One of the first official skateparks in downtown was built until 7 years later.
  • KEEPING VIGIL: Double J Dog Ranch

    KEEPING VIGIL: Double J Dog Ranch

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:55:03 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Many of us will never know what it is like to live with a disability.For the past 5 years Duane and Cristene Justus have opened their home and hearts to many special needs dogs. Currently they have 17. 
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Many of us will never know what it is like to live with a disability.For the past 5 years Duane and Cristene Justus have opened their home and hearts to many special needs dogs. Currently they have 17. KHQ's Stephanie Vigil was lucky enough to spend an afternoon at Double J Dog Ranch. Cristene and Duane Justus can't imagine euthanizing the dogs, who don't get adopted out as much as normal dogs do. "My heart is so big for them because they don’t know any different.
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.