Local Tick List?

Discussion in 'General' started by CGP, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. CGP

    CGP

    Hi,

    I'm relatively new to Spokane and am just discovery the nearby backcountry. I'm trying to make my own Top 5 list of areas to skin this spring.

    I've been exploring a bit up Burke canyon, mostly on Tiger. But I'd love anyone's thoughts on the must-do skis.

    Also, it looks like Silver sells 1-way tickets. Is the backcountry generally open up there to duck a rope and skin outside the resort? Is it worth it?

    Thanks!
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  2. k.p0w

    k.p0w

    Location:
    CDA
    Keep an eye on when Thompson Pass opens in the Spring and hit it hard as soon as you can.
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  3. teledance

    teledance

    Location:
    N. ID
    Wasn't aware Silver had a one ride, but plenty of hiking around. As mentioned once plowed open there's Thompson Pass, Salmo/Kootenay Pass, the Willow Creek area above Mullan and St Regis basin which helps with a 2 ride pass from Lookout 1 in and one to come out.
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  4. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
    @CGP It would be Lookout that sells a one ticket (although they don't post it. I think $9 which is worth it, otherwise its about a 2 mile skin-In just to where you begin the climb).
    Silver sells a one Gondola ride for $19
  5. teledance

    teledance

    Location:
    N. ID
    That's why I mentioned 2 one ways for Lookout otherwise you have to hike or risk them catching you and prosecuting for theft of services.
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  6. Has this actually happened? I would think the worst that could happen is a ban from the mountain for the first time offenders. Also where does silver one ride gondola take you, is there a decent way to tour with that, or more lift system required?
  7. teledance

    teledance

    Location:
    N. ID
    I worked at Lookout and they would radio Ch2 and let them know what the riders we're wearing and looked like, patrol would wait at the top escort to police.
    Silver they are riding to town so 3000' in one run or hike out the East Ridge from the lodge riding on both sides but S aspect more open.
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  8. Really? The Sheriff would actually drive up there to arrest someone for that? My tax dollars at work...arresting dangerous uphill skiers! I don't care about burglary, assault, murder, drunk driving, or any of those pansy ass crimes. Keep those aggressive skiers going uphill out of my way and in jail!!! (Please note: spoken with a sarcastic tone)
    I can't imagine this scenario ever playing out anyway. Lookout staff should never need to do more than make the simple request "please don't go uphill while we are operating" when someone decides to try skinning through the Resort during open hours.
    That being said, any skier who by now doesn't know that nearly all ski areas have a no uphill policy while they are open, and chooses to test that, does deserve some "corrective action".
    I do admire Lookout Pass and all they have done to help families get their children started in the wonderful world of skiing and boarding.
  9. teledance

    teledance

    Location:
    N. ID
    I was referring to having 1, ie "a single one ride ticket" to get back to the basin and then riding Ch 2 back out at the end of the day, and yes they will or did escort them down with patrol for the Sheriff. They do chase uphill hikers off too, go find out for yourself.
    Yes props on the free learn to ski program at Lookout.

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