Gonzaga Outdoors

Downhill Skiing

  • Mt. Spokane: Mt. Spokane is the perfect mountain of beginner skiers.  If you are looking to learn how to ski/snowboard or to hone your skills this is the mountain for you.  For all you experienced skiers, Mt. Spokane has something for you too the steeps and tree skiing can be found if you are willing to go exploring.  Mt. Spokane is known for its night skiing. Located so close to campus many students enjoy going up in the evening and skiing in the large terrain park that is illuminated.  For more details click here
  • 49 Degrees North:  49 Degrees North Ski Resort has a long history as a ski area.  In fact the first rope tow was installed in 1939. Since then, the resort has grown considerable but maintained its rustic routes.  49 Degrees North offers friendly slope for beginner skier as well as endless tree skiing and powder stashes that last for days after storms.  The perfect day ski trip for skiers of all levels. For more details click here
  • Silver Mountain:  Silver Mountain Ski Resort spans two mountains offering a wide variety of terrain and challenge including an awesome terrain park. This moderate sized resort skis big for its size and is an ideal mountain for beginner to expert skiers and boarders. They boast 73 named trails plus extensive glade skiing, hidden gems and off-piste adventures on some of the best terrain in the West. For more details click here
  • Schweitzer Mountain Resort: Enjoy the largest ski resort in the Spokane area with the most vertical drop.  Stand at the top and stare at three mountain ranges, Canada and three states. Enjoy a variety of terrain from smooth corduroy groomers to wide open bowls and gladed runs. Schweitzer offers diverse advanced terrain from the steep chutes off Lakeside, to open powder bowls and incredible tree skiing. Then return to the top quickly thanks to several high-speed lifts. For more details click here
  • Lookout Pass: Lookout pass offers a fun, family-feel resort.  But don’t let the family atmosphere make you think this place is all bunny-hills and ski lessons.  Chair three offers fairly steep skiing off the west side.  More than this, Lookout Pass is best known for its fantastic tree skiing and endless powder.  Lookout Pass just gets good snow, and lots of it!  So, if you are in the mood to get away from the hustle and bustle of larger resorts and to ski some untracked pow in the trees, Lookout Pass is your place.  Additionally, for you beginner skiers, this resort offers many runs with gentle and consistent grade making it a great place to learn how to ski or board! For more details click here
  • Red Mountain Resort: At Red, visitors can choose from 88 runs spread across two stellar mountains that feature everything from wide-open groomers to steep, powder-filled glades. With more than 1,685 skiable acres and 880 meters (2,919 feet) of vertical terrain serviced by 6 total lifts, there is a lot to explore at Red. The abundant snow, friendly staff and locals, and the short lift lines are just a few reasons why guests fall in love with Red. Ski Canada has once again placed Red Mountain Resort’s trees, steeps and powder amongst the best in Canada. Along with this, Red’s Silverlode and Paradise areas offer plenty of wide-open groomed runs for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Fore more details click here
  • Mission Ridge: Powder and Sunshine. That’s what people say about Mission Ridge. It’s the place to be with family and friends all winter long. The friendly, casual attitude is contagious and our memorable winters are legendary. Simply put — Mission Ridge delivers.  It’s our combination of sunshine, dry snow and wide open spaces. Only 12 miles from Wenatchee, Mission Ridge has more than 36 designated runs spread over 2,000 spectacular acres of trails, chutes, screamers and bowls, with a thrilling 2,250 foot vertical drop. A high speed quad ride to the summit where you can take in views of Mount Rainier to the south and the majestic Columbia River and Mount Stuart to the north.  Mission Ridge is on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. The combination of dry snow and over 300 days of sunshine annually makes Mission Ridge well known throughout the Northwest. For more details click here


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