Spokane cited in Powder Magazine as "Next American Ski Town"

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November 30, 2017

In Powder Magazine, a premier skiing and lifestyle publication, Spokane was listed as a " Next American Ski Town ." The article states that Spokane represents "the new dream" for skiers, crediting the area for its affordable living, vibrant nightlife and easy accessibility to mountains (Spokane being only 34 miles to a chairlift).

Five ski areas—Schweitzer, Mount Spokane, Silver Mountain, Lookout Pass, and 49 Degrees North—are all within 70 miles and the average season pass price to ski them is $421, and just $58 for an adult full-day lift ticket. ... Spokane has 20-plus wineries, 45-plus breweries and distilleries, and a quickly growing culinary scene highlighted by Southern fare Casper Fry, Durkin's Liquor Bar, Santé Charcuterie, and Zona Blanca Ceviche.

The article is the latest of many to feature Spokane, a hidden gem tucked away in the mountains of the Inland Northwest. Recently recognized by the NY Times as an outdoor wonderland , the area’s 76 lakes, 5 skiing areas, 20 golf courses, and three major shopping malls within a short drive of campus offer students and faculty a variety of off-campus pursuits. Multiple music venues, live theater and Broadway plays, the Spokane Symphony, two professional sports teams (Spokane Chiefs hockey and Spokane Indians baseball), and a vital downtown shopping and entertainment district add a lively spirit to the mix.

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