First Day Ski Tour 2020

Washington State Parks and Spokane Nordic are partnering to host a First Day Ski in the Nordic area of Mt. Spokane State Park on January 1, 2020.


Participants will enjoy a beginner to moderate ski to the Nordic Hut (~2.5 miles round trip) where they can relax by the wood stove and enjoy a snack. There will also be a longer moderate loop option to ski out to Shadow Mountain (~2.5 additional miles) before returning to the Selkirk Lodge. Smores will be provided by SNSA at the Selkirk Lodge.


Wednesday Jan 1, 2020

Meet in front of the Selkirk Lodge at 1 p.m.



Cross-country ski rentals are available from Fitness Fanatics located at Mt. Spokane State Park in the Selkirk Lodge parking area. You can reserve your skis in advance by calling Fitness Fanatics at 509-922-6080 or completing a rental form online at



Non-motorized Sno-Park and Special Groomed Trail permits are required to park in the Selkirk Lodge parking lot. Passes can be purchased at the Mount Spokane State Park office or online at


For additional details and to register by Dec. 27 please go here:

Volunteers and park staff leading the ski: Andy Anderson and Kate Burns, Spokane Nordic Ski Association and Lara Gricar, State Parks.

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