Mt. Spokane State Park Nordic Ski Area
The Mt. Spokane State Park Nordic Ski Area has almost 60 km (37 miles) of trails that are groomed for Classic and Skate skiing and 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 Area is a partnership between Mt. Spokane State Park, Inland Empire Paper Co., Idaho Department of Lands, and Spokane Nordic Ski Association. Spokane Nordic provides maps, signs, trail maintenance, firewood, land lease costs, facility improvements, grooming logistics, applying for State development funds, lessons and events. Join or donate today!
WHEN IT'S OPEN
The Mt. Spokane State Park Nordic Ski Area 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 Nordic ski area (including the Selkirk Lodge) opens daily at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 10:00 pm. The Ski Area is open 7 days a week but there is no grooming Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
Trails are groomed nightly Wednesday night - Sunday depending on sufficient snow base and other circumstances. If grooming status is not updated on this site, you can call the State Parks snowline at (509) 238-4025.
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.
See the google maps directions from downtown Spokane.
The Mt. Spokane State Park Nordic Ski Area is dedicated to Nordic skiing, with limited skijoring. For information about about snowshoeing, snowmobiling and fat tire biking, visit the Friends of Mt. Spokane website at mountspokane.org.
Mt. Spokane State Park is a winter recreation area. 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.
For annual use, a Washington State Sno-Park Pass is required to park your vehicle. At $80 per vehicle per year, the Sno-Park Pass is the best winter recreation deal around!
Sno-Park Day Passes are available for $20.
Where to get them
Passes are available at the Fitness Fanatics rental trailer near the Selkirk Lodge, at winter sports stores in Spokane, at the Mt. Spokane park office just inside the park gate, or on the State Parks website.
There is no other fee to use the Mt. Spokane State Park Nordic Ski Area. However, the Ski Area can only continue to thrive 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, skier representation for State development funds, lessons and events. Join or donate today!
Learn about on-site rentals on the rental page.
View and download the trail map here. Pocket trail maps are available in the Selkirk Lodge and the Fitness Fanatics rental trailer.
This website is funded through skier donations. If you rely on it for a better ski experience,