The Mt. Spokane C
ross-Country Ski Park has almost 60 km (36 miles) of trails that range from easy to difficult. The main Selkirk Lodge has indoor plumbing, water, and tables. The Nova Hut has a wood stove and tables, and is a great destination or a resting point on the way to the far trails.
The Ski Park is a partnership between Mt. Spokane State Park, Inland Empire Paper Co. and Spokane Nordic. Spokane Nordic Ski Association provides maps, signs, trail maintenance, firewood, land lease costs, facility improvements, grooming logistics, lobbying for State development funds, lessons and events. Join or donate today!
When it's open
The Mt. Spokane Cross-Country Ski Park operates December 1 - March 31. The Selkirk Lodge and Nova Hut are locked up in summer, but you can still use the trails for hiking or mountain biking.
The Cross-Country Ski Park (including the Selkirk Lodge) opens daily at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 10:00 pm.
The Ski Park is open 7 days a week but there is no grooming Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
Trails are groomed Dec 1 - March 31, depending on sufficient snow base.
Getting to the Mt. Spokane Cross-Country Ski Park
Mt. Spokane State Park has one main entrance at the end of State Road 206, otherwise known as Mt. Spokane Park Drive, about 15 miles east of U.S. Hwy 2. The Park office is just inside the boundary on the left. The Nordic area is a little over 3 1/4 miles up the paved road from the main entrance. Follow the main road to the top where the summit road goes left (often gated and unrecognizable in winter) and the road to the alpine ski area goes straight and downhill.The road leading up to the Selkirk Lodge and the ski trails is to the right, at the back of the large overflow parking lot.
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Mt. Spokane State Park is a winter recreation area. As such, a Washington State Sno-Park Pass is required to park your vehicle. Your $80 annual Sno-Park Pass contributes to a State fund that pays for snow plowing of roads and parking lots, the trail groomer and groomer operator, and other State Park winter maintenance expenses. A pass is required for each vehicle, and is good for all passengers. At $80 per vehicle per year, the Sno-Park Pass is the best winter recreation deal around! Sno-Park Day Passes are also available for $20, but you must also have the annual State Parks Discover Pass
Passes are available at a kiosk at the Selkirk Lodge, at winter sports stores in Spokane, or on the State Parks website.
There is no other fee to use the Mt. Spokane Cross-Country Ski Park. However, the Ski Park can continue to thrive only through the support of skiers like you. Through membership and donations, Spokane Nordic Ski Association provides maps, signs, trail maintenance, firewood, land lease costs, facility improvements, grooming logistics, lobbying for State development funds, lessons and events. Join or donate today!
Pocket trail maps like the one below are available in the Selkirk Lodge.
Download a printable map here.