Make your winter wishes come true this January!
The Inland Northwest may be at its most scenic when the hills and evergreens are blanketed in sparkling snow. And there just happens to be plenty of slopes in the area where you can get your schuss on. The slopes are open and now is the time to get out there and play in the snow. Not sure which slope to hit, here is our ski resort roundup:
Mt. Spokane – Find it just 28 miles from downtown Spokane. New SkyTrac triple chairlift is up and running for the season! Don’t miss the Children’s Choice Tubing Hill complete with rope tow, or night skiing every Wednesday through Saturday night for only $22. For the novice skier Mt. Spokane also offers weekly group and private lessons for all ages. New classes start this weekend, so get signed up now at MtSpokane.com
49 Degrees North – Don’t miss Happy Hour every Friday 5-8p at the Ice Lounge. Buy a drink and you are entered to win a weekly drawing for 2 lift tickets! Gone to the Dogs Day, Jan. 20, when dogs are welcome on the lower trail system. Find out more and buy your discounted tickets here Ski49N.com
Silver Mountain – just 68 miles from downtown Spokane you can spend your day skiing the slopes and nights playing at the indoor water park at the lodge. Don’t miss the 50th anniversary celebration with Jackass Ski Bowl January 11th. $12 lift tickets, night skiing, rail jam, retro outfit contest, and birthday cake at Moguls with live music. Learn more at SilverMt.com
Schweitzer– Don’t miss the snowcat excursions into the Selkirk Mountains backcountry, saturday yoga classes, and weekly live music concerts all season long. Moonlight snowshoe hikes are back for the 2018-2019 season! Learn more at Schweitzer.com
Lookout – January is national learn to ski or ride month and Lookout is offering $25 dollar classes January 11th. Don’t miss the 1,111-ft-long quarter pipe in the Rolling Thunder terrain park! Learn more at SkiLookout.com
Maybe hanging out in the cold is not your idea of fun. Stay inside and stay warm with one of the other fun local events: Laugh in the new year with the world-class comedy acts coming to Spokane, sip some cocoa or rock out at a concert:
Bob Saget – It’s sure to be a Full House when Bob Saget headlines at Spokane Comedy Club. The actor, director, documentary filmmaker, and bestselling author is returning to his roots as the “Dirty Daddy” of stand-up.
Jan. 25–26 — showtimes and tickets here
Whose Live Anyway? – Watch cast members from TV’s Whose Line Is It Anyway turn audience suggestions into improv-comedy gold. Enjoy live versions of your favorite segments from the show (Scenes From a Hat, anyone?), as well as new games and composed-on-the-spot songs.
Jan. 31, 8pm — buy tickets here
Hot cocoa cruises –Lake Coeur d’Alene may not be ready for swimmers this month, but it will still reflect the scenic beauty of North Idaho. Stay nice and toasty inside the cabin with your warm cup of cocoa.
Every Fri-Sun in January — times and tickets here
Dierks Bentley – The country-music superstar will fire up the crowd with “Burning Man” and other tracks off his new, bluegrass-tinged album The Mountain.
Jan. 31, 7pm — buy tickets here